Operator CR

Connor Crushes in Leogang!

Connor Fearon has had his best finish of the World Cup season with a 7th place scorcher in Leogang. This season has shown incredibly tight racing and Leogang was no exception. Always a dramatic race, Connor was able to keep his focus and take his Operator to the line with killer speed. Connor now moves up to 11th overall with goals to get even higher in the standings as the season progresses.

“Finals went down today! I was actually really nervous for racing. I had two good practice runs in the morning (maybe its a bit of superstition but my 3rd run is always the charm) and chilled out for racing. The format this year is pretty cool. I can stay down and watch the women and juniors all race which is especially helpful if the track changes a lot. You can see on the big screens whats going on with the track. It’s cool qualifying in the top 10 because that late in the day there aren’t many riders or spectators hanging around the top anymore. It’s eerily quiet actually and I like it. I prefer to have fewer people watching me ride!

My run was sweet I think I could have pushed it a bit harder in some sections but still stoked for 7th place. The World Cups this year seem like a different level. 1st place to 20th is packed with fast guys so it’s good to be towards the front. I’m sitting 11th now overall and I’m hoping to chip that number down some more over the next couple races! I’m heading home now for a couple weeks to get stuck into some training and riding. I find it a lot more useful being home then traveling around the world without a real schedule for training etc.. So yeah, overall good weekend and looking forward to Val Di Sole!” – Connor Fearon

 

Fearon Qualifies 8th in Leogang!

Connor Fearon has qualified 8th at the Leogang World Cup. Rolling down the freshly updated course on 29″ wheels on his new Operator CR. Fearon says he’s become accustomed to the bigger wheels and felt they suited him better this weekend with the recent changes to the track.

“I’m actually really pleased with 8th today for qualifying. The top 20 these days are packed with really fast riders so it’s good to be towards the front. The times are insanely close again. I know I was pretty slow compared to the guys in front of me on the ‘motorway’ section so I’ll have to pedal harder and keep more speed over the jumps where I can make up some time. I will be pushing hard for a top 10 or better tomorrow. I used to really like this track because it had a lot of sweet corners and forest sections. It changed over the last few years to more of a straight line bike park track and I didn’t like it as much last year, but with the changes they’ve made this year the track is closer to what I love to ride most and I’ve been having heaps of fun which is key to having a good result for me.” -Connor Fearon

 

 

 

Best of luck, Conner! You can tune into Redbull.com to watch the race live on Sunday morning!