Fast and Loose: Connor Fearon and Josh Button Qualify in Andorra

UCI MTB World Cup, Valnord, Andorra.

In dusty, dry and unpredictable conditions yesterday morning the Kona Aussie duo of Connor Fearon and Josh Button managed to set up an exciting end to the season. For Fearon, who has had the word consistent written about him after almost every round this season, gave the press yet another excuse to use it as he qualified in 12th place yesterday. A solid result that still earns him a few more points towards his overall standing. WC_Andorra_Qualifying-4597

“I finished 12th in qualifying today which is a comfortable position for me. My run was a bit sketchy because the track is insanely blown out and rough, but it’s the same for everyone. I’m confident I can knock a few seconds off that today and hopefully get a better result at this the last race of the World Cup season.” – Connor FearonWC_Andorra_Qualifying-4728

For Josh Button yesterday’s qualifying was a roller coaster, much like his season. After coming out firing on all cylinders in Cairns, the Aussie pinner claimed the fifth spot on the podium only to dislocate his hip at the following round in Fort William. After Six weeks in a Scottish hospital bed, a flight home to Australia, even more time in hospital and a tiny bit of physio Josh got the OK last week to ride, and yesterday he qualified 79th (the 81st rider doesn’t make the cut). Josh deserves a huge high five for his accomplishment and we can’t wait to see that cheeky grin looking out from the hot seat again today!

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“My qualifying run felt pretty solid. I was a little surprised to be so far back when I crossed the finish line. Somehow I managed to make the cut which is still a big achievement for me, so I can’t be too bummed. I am absolutely pumped to go racing today!” – Josh Button
UCI MTB World Cup, Valnord, Andorra.
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UCI MTB World Cup, Valnord, Andorra.

UCI MTB World Cup, Valnord, Andorra.

UCI MTB World Cup, Valnord, Andorra.

UCI MTB World Cup, Valnord, Andorra.Conne