Qualifying for the first round of the World Cup in Lourdes, France happens later today and the Kona team, about their Operators have kicked off practice and timed training with a bang. Racing to 7th in timed training yesterday, Connor Fearon has begun the same way he ended last season, sitting comfortable in the top 10.


“The World Cup off season is so long that I get sick of training and just anxious to get back racing. The first World Cup is finally here and everything feels good: The team, bike and myself.” Connor is clearly is going to be exciting to watch this season and we cant wait to see what he pulls out of the bag on race day!



Magnus Manson’s is racing his first World Cup on a Kona this weekend, coming off the back of a convincing win at Port Angeles two weeks back. We cant wait to see what he can do here riding for the Stevie Smith Foundation and the memory of a team mate and friend.



Stoked that the rain has disappeared Tegan Molloy is just amped to be back on the circuit again and with the team “It’s exciting to be back with a full team for the season opener here in Lourdes. The track is running awesome and if the weather holds off for the finals it’ll be even better.”