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2021 EWS IS GO For The Kona Gravity Team

EWS RACING IS BACK

THE KONA GRAVITY TEAM HIT DIRT IN CANAZEI, ITALY

Miranda and Connor get Wheels on dirt

For the first time since the world ground to a screeching stop, the Kona Gravity Team is back together. Following the first World Cup of 2021 Connor Fearon and team manager Mathieu Dupelle, made the trip to Canazei, Itlay to meet up with Miranda Miller. With the shakedown on the local tracks in the bag, yesterday was the first day of official practice. It’s an ever so slightly complicated week of racing with the Canazei trails hosting two rounds of the EWS, both rounds take place on the same tracks. The two races are spread over five days, racers will tackle four stages on Wednesday for round one, and will then race those same stages again on Saturday for round two (plus an additional long prologue stage on Friday evening). Miranda and Connor are also joined by multi talented Spanish rider Carlos Langelaan.

The athlete experience

The tracks in Canazei did not disappoint! All four stages are full of off-camber, good dirt, and big descents. All winter I was saying I wanted to ride more off-camber so I guess I got it all now! Each stage will be very physical, although in different ways, which will be a good test of our off-season training as well as how we can apply it. The goal is to keep it smooth and smart out there for the first round. We have lots more racing left in the week! The team is dialed and the vibes are good.
Miranda Miller – Kona Gravity Team Rider

The athlete experience

Practice is done for the first EWS of the year. The four stages are all longer than what I’m used to riding back home but I’m enjoying the challenge. There’s lots of technical loamy sections which I’m absolutely loving and also some mid stage climbs which will be brutal for racing.
Connor Fearon – Kona Gravity Team Rider

Spanish ripper and new Kona Gravity Team rider Carlos Langelaan relocated to Belgium this year and made the trip down for the first two stops of the EWS. While he doesn’t have the resume of teammates Connor and Miranda, he’s had some impressive stage results, most recently at Pietra Ligure in 2020 where he finished the event with a 26th and 32nd place stage finish. We cant wait to see what he can pull off this weekend

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As always, thank you to our team sponsors for their support.

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