Fearon 8th in World Championship DH

Wch_Andorra_Finals-1075

Connor Fearon was up 2.5 seconds at the second split, then finished in third just .075 seconds off of first with 8 riders to go. Photo: Duncan Philpott

It was an exciting day of racing at the UCI World Championships in Andorra. The day started off with Andrew Crimmins going for broke in his last race as a Junior. With the 2nd fastest seeding run and two World Cup victories under his belt this season, it was definitely within Crimmins ability to take home a medal today. Unfortunately for him though, a huge crash took him out of contention. Great to see the young lad going for broke and we can’t wait to see what he can do in the Elite Men’s next year.

Andrew Crimmins had an incredible year, but crashed out in his final race as a Junior. Photo: Duncan Philpott

Andrew Crimmins had an incredible year, but crashed out in his final race as a Junior. Photo: Duncan Philpott

Next up was Tegan Molloy in the Women’s Elite division. The two-time Junior World Champion has had a consistent season, flirting with the top ten on numerous occasions, but wasn’t able to put together a contending run today, crashing on the slick, technical track, but still finishing a respectable 21st. Look for big things from Tegan next year.

Tegan Molloy on her way to a respectable 21st. Photo: Duncan Philpott

Tegan Molloy on her way to a respectable 21st. Photo: Duncan Philpott

On to the star of the day, Connor Fearon, who many are saying is one of the most exciting racer’s on the World Cup Circuit. Connor conquered his demons today, after a terrible crash in Hafjell, Norway at last year’s World Championships, finishing 8th in a field of super stacked riders. Connor’s run was extremely quick up top, and with just eight riders to go, he finished the run in third place, just .075 seconds off of first.

Eyes on the prize. Fearon finishing 8th place at the big one. Photo: Duncan Philpott

Eyes on the prize. Fearon finishing 8th place at the big one. Photo: Duncan Philpott

Congrats to the entire Kona DH Team for their incredible performances this year. Especially their manager, Mathieu Dupelle, who’s work ethic and commitment to his athletes is unrivaled in the sport. Many thanks to our sponsors as well. See you all next year!

2K15_Team_SponsorsGroups_Gravity-1