Connor Fearon’s 2016 Crankworx started over a week ago as he dropped into his first practice run for the Enduro World Series inside the Whistler Bike Park. That 70km of racing kicked off a massive week for Connor, on top of the EWS, his week also included the Dual Slalom, the Air DH and todays Canadian Open Downhill. It was also a week of epic heat and dust that just seemed to ratchet up an extra notch each day, today being the hottest and most dusty so far.
In a super stacked World Cup worthy field, Connor dropped in to his race run with the podium clear in his sights. What he didn’t count on, was slew of other hungry Aussies who had that same goal. When the dust settled the podium was populated entirely with his fellow countrymen and Connor found himself just a few places back in sixth. “The Canadian open was fun as always, all the guys where riding insanely fast. I put a good run together for sixth so no complaints, a little further back than I hoped for but it’s a good kick in the butt for the last World Cup and World Champs”
Unfortunately Tegan Molloy, who had been loving riding all week and had some solid practice runs, went down hard in her race run. She was whisked away to hospital and we are waiting for an update, whatever the outcome everyone here at Kona wishes her the best and a speedy and trouble free recovery.