Connor and Tegan walk and ride the World Cup track in Lenzerheide

WC_Lenzerheide_Practice-2479Round five of the World Cup is upon us, and I think for most DH fans it couldn’t come sooner, these month long breaks between races definitely have us all on edge. I’ve been damn anxious waiting for the next round and praying that no in-between fat bike related crashes mess with my favourite riders! WC_Lenzerheide_Practice-2485

Luckily for Kona fans, our two Aussie riders have arrived healthy, fit, in form and chomping at the bit to walk away from Lenzerheide with solid results. Connor has stated he wants to shake his Mr Consistency image this season and take some calculated risks to move into onto the podium and Tegan is more motivated than ever after missing out on qualifying last round by a single place.

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After track walk yesterday and practice earlier today, both Tegan and Connor are feeling very positive, the dry and dusty conditions are similar to both of their respective home tracks. Tegan stated “This track reminds me a lot like riding at home. It was hard packed, dry and dusty, just like riding at home in Australia.” while teammate Connor echoed those comments “There’s corners the whole way down and it’s always dry and dusty, like what I’m used to back home.”

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The track here in lenzerheide is one of my favourite World Cup tracks.  I had a good crash in my first timed run which shook me up a bit but my second run was on the mark in the top 5 so I’m looking forward to the next two days going fast when it counts. Connor Fearon

 

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With majority of the track relatively unchanged since last year. Beneath the gondola a lot of the track was visible, with most of it on the open ski run it made its way down with, steep berms, fast open sections and some pines sections. After a solid first practice session I am feeling comfortable on track and looking forward to seeing what the next few days hold. Tegan Molloy

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