Defending champion Rob Jebb (WHEELBASE.co.uk/Cannondale) won't be defending his title in this year's Three Peaks Cyclocross.
Rob Jebb underwent shoulder surgery on Monday 12th September for a persistent unstable shoulder and internal fracture at Wrightington Hospital. The surgery went well and expects a complete and comprehensive recovery. The procedure was reasonably complex and as such the rehabilitation time will be slightly longer than with normal unstable shoulders. This will mean that Rob will miss the 3 peaks on the 25th of September and probably the entire cyclocross season in order to facilitate his full rehabilitation.
All his treatment and rehab will be undertaken with the team at thebodyrehab in the Millyard at Staveley, who sponsor both Rob and the WHEELBASE.co.uk/Cannondale team. He will be using their altitude/hypoxic equipment to train at altitude throughout to maintain fitness and working hard in to come back fitter, stronger and faster for next year.
As a team mate of Rob's and someone who know how much this race means to him, I obviously feel for him immensely at this time, and I sincerely wish him a full and speedy recovery