Select Page

Connor Fearon Takes 4TH in a Rowdy Les Gets UCI DH World Cup Race

2021 LES GETS FINALS

CONNOR FEARON PODIUMS AT THE 2021 UCI DH WORLD CUP ROUND #2

CONNOR PUTS DOWN A SOLID RUN THAT HOLDS

The Les Gets track proved to be a burly one come race day. Everything that could possibly make this track difficult to conquer happened. The skies opened up and coated every root, every deep rut, and every technical jump.

It is a common saying that half of racing is skill, and half is just random luck. Where Connor Fearon struck unlucky the last race, the pendulum swung back and good luck came to accompany his skill this time. The clouds held during his race run giving him the chance to really put it down. A few runs later, and those heavy clouds couldn’t hold it in any longer. Rain poured in buckets on the already gnarly track.  The last racers to drop couldn’t hang on to the previously set pace. Connor held his 4th place spot and solidified the podium placement. With 22 months between now and his last World Cup finals, the come back was one for the books. 

For the rest of the Kona Gravity Team, we are pleased that everyone survived and reported back with respectable times. Noah Hoffman placed 16th in Jr. Men’s, while Coen Skrypnek was 23rd. Lauryne Chappaz came in at 14th place in Women’s Elite.

We can’t wait to see where this momentum takes the Kona Gravity Team this season!

Connor Fearon racing across the finish line.

Connor Fearon earns the 4th step on the podium of the 2021 UCI DH World Cup Round #2 Les Gets. 

The athlete experience

I’m really happy with my performance in the Les Gets finals. I started to get some aggression back on the bike and I loved the feeling of laying down a good race run In front of the fans which are now allowed back at the races. The weather worsened for the last 20 or so riders which gave me a helping hand to land on the podium in 4th place. This motivates me to get back on the podium in normal conditions in the future.
Connor Fearon, Kona Gravity Team Rider

Team sponsors

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

Latest from the cog

Want to read more? Check out our latest posts on the Kona Cog.

Peep The 2022 PRocess 153 DL 29

Peep The 2022 PRocess 153 DL 29

The Process continues to be the epitome of the perfect do-it-all bike. With excellent climbing efficiency it gets you to the top of any hill. Where it really shines, though, is on the descents. PROCESS 153 DL 29The Process 153 DL 29 has been the steed of choice for...

Getting Back On Track

Getting Back On Track

By Ambassador Kyleigh Stewart As a person whos found themselves racing their bike for the past ten years, the 2020 season was a pivotal one with no races in sight, so naturally, I was pretty excited to get back to the races in 2021. Here’s how things went down. The...

Categories

Archives

Calendar

August 2021
M T W T F S S
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031