The world’s biggest mountain bike free-riding event – Crankworx is all set to hit Innsbruck. Crankworx defines the celebration of world-class mountain biking.
Crankworx brings action at its very best with top bikers from all over the world. The festival will also see some small events and an exhibition area showcasing the latest gadgets and trends.
The year 2017 is now proving to be the biggest year for Crankworx, for not only it will be visiting Rotorua (New Zealand), Les Gets (France) and Whistler (British Columbia) but also for the first time it’s coming to Innsbruck-Tirol from June 21st- 25th at Bikepark Innsbruck at Muttereralm. That means adrenaline-pumping action with the best riders in the world competing in the disciplines Slopestyle, Downhill, Pumptrack, Dual Speed & Style and Whip-Off guarantying full power pack entertainment.
The wide range of competitions will push the pros to their limits. Races, jumps, music and other exciting events guarantee a festival full of entertainment!
Adrien Loron, two-time Crankworx Pump Track World Tour Champion, makes his trip to the top step, after missing it since his Crankworx debut. He is considered a pump track specialist and is the undefeated Crankworx Pump Track World Tour Champion, and yet, he hasn’t placed first in the sport since the year he won Les 2 Alpes and Whistler to break onto the professional scene.
Sanctioned by the Freeride Mountain Bike Association, the Crankworx slopestyle events are the pinnacle of style and creativity – judged events packed with features that inspire the absolute greats of the sport and achieve the organization’s top designation as Diamond Series Event, with a total of more than 250,000 spectators in attendance.
For its second stop, Crankworx heads to France, the global center of all biking adventures, where the aeronautic tricksters and unflinching speed demons set world records.
No rider has ever claimed the Crankworx Triple Crown of Slopestyle or its $25,000 prize purse for winning three of the four Crankworx World Tour slopestyle events in a single season. However, after a definitive win at stop one in Rotorua, New Zealand, Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) suddenly not only finds himself holding the early lead on the tour but also has a shot at the illusive Triple Crown honor.
Will Nicholi Rogatkin be able to continue his quest for the Triple Crown of Slopestyle or will another rider step up to the plate and bring himself into contention for the never before achieved title? We will get to know this in shortly.
With the Mons Royale Dual Speed & Style kicking off today at 9:00 pm which will be live televised on DSPORT, a spectacular start to the weekend is guaranteed. The first game of Crankworx Fantasy, the Innsbruck edition, sees the masters of tricks meet the racers with flare in the third dirt duel of the year. All eyes will be on Slopestyle specialist, Jakub Vencl, who placed second in Whistler and first in both Rotorua and Les Gets, in the dual speed and style.
So get ready for some thrilling actions from the biggest mountain bike freeriding event Crankworx.