Conor’s carnage repeats

Downhill demon: Conor Macfarlane at the Red Bull Rampage last week PICTURE: BARTEK WOLINSKI/RED BULL CONTENT POOL

Queenstown’s Conor Macfarlane was “absolutely gutted” he had to pull out of his competition runs at the world’s most infamous mountain biking event in the United States.

Macfarlane crashed out in a practise run at the invite only Red Bull Rampage, held in Utah last week.

On social media he says: “Saw a few stars upon landing yesterday [October 26] and felt fine afterward but woke up today with my balance not quite 100% and asore head.”

The following day he had to pull the pin.

He told his main goal was to come home unscathed, having crashed out of last year’s event too.