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Video: MTB star Martin Söderström charts his Ride to Recovery

First of two-parter from Red Bull looks at Swede's 2013 horror crash and aftermath...

Sweden’s Martin Söderström is one of the best mountain bike handlers out there – his dirt and slopestyle skills have resulted in him being sponsored by, among others, Specialized and Red Bull. But his career almost ended prematurely following a horrific crash in 2013 that is the subject of a two part film from the Austria-based energy drink brand.

The first instalment, shown below, details the crash that took place on the final jump of what he described as “the ride of my life” at the Crankworx’ Red Bull Joyride. It also details the start of Soderstrom’s rehabilitation as he fights to get back on his bike, with the help of Darren Roberts of the Spire Clinic in Manchester.

Part 2 follows next week.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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