jess gardiner australia isde broken finger 1200

Despite breaking her finger on the opening test of this year’s ISDE, Australia’s Jess Gardiner refuses to let that stop her.

Proving there’s no ‘i’ in team, Gardiner has soldiered on through agonising pain on days one and two to keep Australia’s shot at a fifth consecutive Women’s World trophy victory alive.

The damage happened on the third corner of the very first cross test of the race when she clipped her little finger on a track post.



Instantly broken, she rode on for another eight hours to finish the day before heading to the hospital to get it assessed.

Just simply ‘getting on with things’ for day two, she gritted her teeth through another eight hour day to help lift Australia into the overall lead of the Women’s category.

Keep going Jess, you got this!



How did day 2 go you might ask... Well tough to say the least, no more adrenaline to survive from today so I just grit my teeth (very hard) and got on with it! Few modifications to my @fisthandwear gloves and taped my fingers together with help from our Physio Jess and off we went! I may have had quite a few painkillers too! Overall rode solid through the pain for another 3rd outright in ladies from test times and team Aus girls have moved up into 1st. Bummed for Spain losing their girl, it was shaping up to be a good battle! #teamaus #brokenfinger #displaced #painful #nopain #nogain #aussie #isde2017 #france🇫🇷 @yamahamotoraus #philipmotos @_st_etienne_ @bulknutrients @motorexaus #quickcheckaus @triplex_ss #totaltoolspenrith @funnelweb_filter @funnelwebfilterau #markward @akrapovic_official @michelin @thormx_aus @gas_imports_aus_nz @tcxboots @kustommx @airohelmets @officialleatt @oakley @pod_active @uswesports #ekchains @supersproxusa @teknikmotorsport #442suspensionfrance @181_design @axpracing @rabaconda @excitemotorsports

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