sneddon tseKona’s Kris Sneddon last raced the Trans-Sylvania Epic mountain bike stage race three years ago. This year, he’s back and he’s been keeping the action interesting with several attacks including during stage 2 on Monday and stage 4 on Wednesday.

“The Trans-Sylvania Epic is one of the more technical stage races I’ve ever done, maybe the most technical,” said Sneddon, who has done stage races around the globe. “The biking here is as good as anywhere else in the world.”

On Monday, Sneddon launched an attack to help his teammate Spencer Paxson, a GC contender.

“Monday was more of a planned tactic,” said Sneddon. “Race leader Jeremiah Bishop is pretty clearly the strongest guy here, but I think I can beat up on him a little bit in the singletrack. I thought maybe I could get him fired up and he’d make a mistake or at least that Spencer could sit on him.”

Sneddon was eventually reeled in and Bishop still leads the overall, but Bishop admitted after the stage that he felt the pressure. More at