In what’s been a crazy World Cup DH season, one thing has remained consistent, Kona Gravity team rider Connor Fearon’s results. Connor’s top ten placings each round have been awesome to watch and the single digit number plate on his Supreme Operator this round showed us it’s all been paying off.
While Connor is stoked to rock the number nine plate, he’s mentioned in post race interviews that he’s keen to take a few more risks and let things go in aid of a podium finish. Well today after… ummm… another consistent ninth place in qualifying, everything came together and he found himself on the hot seat in third place, that was until living legend Greg Minnaar knocked him into 4th. Eventual race winner Danny Hart would move him to 5th, a solid result on a very gnarly course. “So stoked to be on the podium, it’s hard to make everything come together and be one of the five fastest at these races. I’ve moved up in the overall and I’ll be focused on the rest of the season not to move backwards” Today’s fifth place moves Connor’s overall standing to sixth with 468 points.
Tegan, at only her second round back after an early season injury, had a solid run and is motivated to move up at the two remaining rounds at Mont St. Anne and Vallnord. “I’m happy with my run today, I hit my lines and improved on my qualifying time. A step in the right direction. Onwards and upwards coming into Mont Sainte Anne. ” Tegan Molloy