I've kind of been dropping the Crankworx ball a bit, there's just so much mountain biking happening at the moment it's hard to keep up. Anyway it seems like the Crankworx Enduro was a little bit of a gong show, but at the same time it looked pretty fun, albeit with far too little time between stages and little rest. Jerome Clementz won over a stacked field and Kiwis Kurt Lancaster, Jamie Nicoll and Chris Johnston represented and placed in 14th, 12th and 6th respectively. In the women's race, Anka missed a start and incured a time penalty that would put her out of the running but Rosara Joseph followed up her fine form from the Mega and Downieville and killed it for 2nd place, six places ahead of Anja McDonald in 8th.
The dry, dusty Cairns course was blown to pieces by Sunday afternoon but that just added to the excitement, as the big home crowd was hoping for a yellow and gold winner, but it was to be heartbreak on all fronts!
The UCI World Champs in Cairns kicked off with the XC events and the Kiwis put in a great team effort, lead by Sam Gaze who claimed his second consecutive rainbow jersey
After a long and illustrious career Justin has decided to hang up his racing shoes in favour of spending time with his family and developing their new bike-centric property near Blenheim... Good luck mate and thanks for all the good times
Semenuk is back for the five-peat at the Red Bull Joyride. 12 massive features, the biggest crowd of the year and a stacked field, what more could you ask for at the iconic Crankworx Slopestyle
The Aussies thrive in the dry dusty conditions and Blenki's hot Whistler form continues as he bags another Silver in the Canadian Open DH at Crankworx
One of the best spectator events of Crankworx, the Pump Track Challenge went down last night in Whistler with some familiar faces in the mix but also a new one...check it out