Crankworx British Columbia 2021: Highlights and Beyricht

Crankworx British Columbia 2021: Highlights and Beyricht
The last few weeks have been under the name Crankworx World Tour Crankworx British Columbia Among the best mountain bike resorts in British Columbia – to be more precise, Sun Peaks Resort and Silverstar Mountain Resort. In the disciplines of slalom, downhill, pump track and slopestyle – typical of the Crankworx festivals – contests and competitions were held at both venues.

Scroll down to see highlights of all the winning runs and events at Crankworx British Columbia – live and exclusively on Red Bull TV.


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At another location – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – the CLIF Speed ​​& Style event was scheduled to take place, which unfortunately had to be canceled due to bad weather conditions.


Title Slopestyle Submitted by CLIF

Emil Johansson’s winning slopestyle run – British Columbia

caught unexpectedly Emil Johansson Wins in the main event of Crankworx British Columbia in slopestyle. And the win was more than deserved, as the Swede displayed three tricks in his winning run that had never been shown before in a competition: Switch Truck to Down Whip in a Step Down, Switch Three Dub Whip and a Truck to Double Down Whip. The run earned him 95 judges’ points.

“It was an incredible feeling to bring this run down and do tricks that I’ve never shown in a competition,” Johansson said.

Emil Johansson shares the stage with two other Red Bull athletes

© Clint Trahan / Crankworks

The Silverstar course, which was specially designed and built by Brett Reeder and Matt McDuff for this competition, had six trick features and the riders were enthusiastic.

“It was great,” said Godzik. “The features were great. It was probably the best course I’ve ever run at Crankworx.”

Post riding Score
1. Emil Johansson (SWE) 95
2. Eric Fedko (GER) 91.66
3. David Godziak (POL) 89


RockShox Pump Track Challenge

Pump Track Finals – British Columbia

The RockShox Pump Track Challenge events were fiercely contested and the riders were extremely committed. American Kielani Hines faced Australian Harriet Burbidge-Smith in the women’s final, while Niels Bensink of the Netherlands faced Canada’s Bass van Steenbergen in the men’s final.

Harriet Burbidge-Smith & Kialani Hines I’m Head-to-Head Am Pumptrack

© Chris Pilling / Crankworks

Hines and Bensink were eventually the fastest on the pump track and were allowed to take the top spot on the podium. In the heat for third place, New Zealander Keegan Wright won the men’s match against his compatriot Tuhoto Ariki Payne, and in the women’s Wea Verbeek also won against New Zealander Robin Gooms.

Post for men women
1. Niels Bensink (NED) Kialani Hines (USA)
2. Bass Van Steenbergen (CAN) Harriet Burbidge-Smith (Australia)
3. Keegan Wright (NZL) Vaea Verbeeck (Can)


Crankworx Downhill @ Sun Peaks

Winning Downhill Run – British Columbia

Vaea Verbeeck and Jackson Frew celebrate on a high-speed downhill track at Sun Peaks. Verbeek scored a wafer-thinley victory against Gracie Hemstreet, with Hemstreet only 0.005 seconds slower.

Post for men women
1. Jackson Frau (Australia) Vaea Verbeeck (Can)
2. Kirk McDowall (USA) Gracie Hemstreet (Can)
3. Joe Breeden (GBR) Casey Brown (Can)


Specialized Dual Slalom @ Sun Peaks

Dual Slalom Final Heat – British Columbia

Not only did Sun Peaks have first-class downhill action to marvel at. For the first time ever, in dual slalom, riders had to prove their skills there. The course offered racing drivers an individual face-to-face battle over a distance of 250 meters with six berms, a scooter, a spine and a series of green turns, to be overcome as quickly as possible. Was.

bass van steinbergen and tomas slavic Unlike the. The Canadians qualified first and the Czechs second, so it was a duel that everyone wanted to see. Van Steenburgen won. In the women’s final, Wea Verbeek and Danielle Beecroft advanced to the finals, and it was the Canadian Verbeek who got the better of her Australian rival.

Bass van Steenbergen and Tomas Slavic face off in men’s final

© Chris Pilling / Crankworks

Vaea Verbeeck and Danielle Beecroft put up a close fight

© Chris Pilling / Crankworks

Post for men women
1. Bass Van Steenbergen (CAN) Vaea Verbeeck (Can)
2. Tomas Slavic (CZE) Danielle Beecroft (Australia)
3. Mick Hannah (Australia) Kialani Hines (USA)
4. Tegan Cruz (Can) Casey Brown (Can)


What’s New in Race for the Crankworx Throne?

A total of eight events took place at the Crankworx British Columbia Bike Festival. And what it looks like in the battle for the prestigious Crankworx throne after competitions in Canada and Innsbruck, which took place in June:

Bass van Steenbergen and Wea Verbeek were able to celebrate most of the 12 competition days with their strong performances. Van Steenburgen is now ahead of Jackson Frau with 663 points, who has 433 points, and Briton Joe Breeden with 375 points. In the women’s section, Verbeek with 751 points is confidently ahead of Kialani Hines, who has managed to collect 582 points so far. Third place has 574 points but is only behind Hines.

Who will ultimately be crowned King and Queen of Crankworx will not be decided until the final event of the year at Crankworx Rotorua in November. So it remains exciting!

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