Ryan Sipes Breaks Arm, Out For ISDE

Stay Tuned as Team USA Announces a Replacement

Ryan Sipes ISDE 2016
Ryan Sipes broke his arm while warming up for yesterday's ISDE in Ohio and will be forced to miss next week's ISDE in Spain.Photo By Shan Moore

Ryan Sipes, last year’s ISDE overall winner and member of the 2016 US World Trophy Team, suffered an unfortunate accident before yesterday’s GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio, which left the Coastal Racing Husqvarna rider with a broken arm. Sipes was sporting a soft cast when Dirt Rider spoke with him this morning and the Kentucky rider confirmed that he would not be able to compete at next week’s ISDE in Spain.

“I was just warming up the bike like we normally do before a GNCC and I came around a pickup and there was a rider coming right at me,” said Sipes. “I laid the bike down to try and avoid him but he ran over my arm, there was nothing else I could do.”

The American squad is among the favorites to win this year’s event in northern Spain, and Sipes’ loss is a huge blow, though Sipes confirmed to us that the team is in the process of making arrangements for someone to fill Sipes’ place.

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