D3O, the world’s leading impact protection brand, today announces Tahnée Seagrave has become an official brand ambassador.
Seagrave is recognized as one of downhill mountain bike’s most accomplished athletes accumulating World Cup and World Championship success since 2013, when she was aged just eighteen.
She missed three months of the 2019 season after suffering a serious shoulder injury in a crash that required surgery. However, Seagrave completed a stunning return to action by claiming silver at the UCI World Championships, despite completing just eight days’ downhill bike practice.
Tahnée Seagrave commented, “Working with D3O directly is a logical next step for me. My profession requires highly advanced protective gear, and my scars and audience are there to remind me that I need to keep pushing to help set the standard for protection.
“I get asked for advice on what protective to wear on a daily basis! D3O and Fox are working together constantly to refine my gear and adapt it for wider use. I love being a testbed as that means that I get to go out and race with confidence and inspire that same confidence in others.”
Tahnée Road to Recovery
As the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Season opened in Maribor, Slovenia, the women’s field was at the center of attention. Seagrave was primed to take the lead after finishing second in the 2018 World Cup series and at World Championships in Switzerland.
As the race weekend unfolded, Seagrave came away victorious, claiming the leader’s jersey for the first time in her career.
Photo Credit: Dan Hern
Round two would see the series move on to Fort William, Scotland, where Seagrave looked to go two for two. It was not to be however, and Seagrave’s World Cup goals were stopped in their tracks, with a crash on her first run of practice resulting in her being lifted off the mountain with a separated shoulder.
Photo Credit: Dan Hern
“I remember wanting to think about my season and wanting to be upset about the fact I wouldn’t be racing because I knew that was the case, but the pain was so high that I couldn’t think about anything else but my shoulder” Seagrave reflected.
Seagrave’s attention shifted to her recovery and her focus was set on returning to race World Championships in Canada, just three months after her injury.
Video: Tahnée Seagrave Road to Recovery
Photo Credit: Fox Head
D3O is a fast growth engineering, design and technology company based in the UK, with offices in the US and China. D3O produces protective materials and technologies that are used in the sport, motorcycle, electronics, defense and workwear industries.
A collective of engineers, chemists, product designers and industry experts, D3O partners with world-class brands including 3M, CCM and Fox Racing. Together they create pioneering protective products that enable people to take risks, challenge their limits and stay safe.
From body protection for professional athletes and motorcyclists, to precision safety equipment for industrial workers, to combat helmets for soldiers – D3O protects what matters.
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