Jill Kintner is going to need a new trophy cabinet after Crankworx, she took the Dual Slalom title over Australian BMX superstar Caroline Buchanan. Anneke Beerten beat Katy Curd to take the Bronze medal.
Also it seems crazy that the majority of podium places in the Men’s Dual Slalom went to Australian riders. It has been throwing it down most of the day and the course was wild and slippery, not your average Australian weather.
The top three on the Men’s podium were all taken by riders from the southern hemisphere. Mudd, took the win from Conner Fearon, fresh from the Whip Off Worlds and Ryan Hunt beat Fabien Cousinie landing the bronze medal.
Check out the full press release from the guys here at Crankworx.
Graeme Mudd Tops Crankworx GIANT Pro Men’s Dual Slalom Podium
Jill Kintner Takes Pro Women’s Gold
WHISTLER, BC August 16, 2013 – Wet conditions did not slow down Graeme Mudd (AUS), who took home the top spot in the GIANT Dual Slalom Pro Men’s final in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Steady rain showers fell throughout the ladders, making for a wet, sloppy course, but that didn’t bother Mudd who beat out Connor Fearon (AUS) in the final. Ryan Hunt (AUS) rounded out the all Australian podium taking the bronze with a win over Fab Cousinie (FRA) in the small final.
“This is awesome,” said champion Mudd “I think my BMX background really helped to overcome the adverse conditions.”
Jill Kintner (USA) continued her superb Crankworx, adding GIANT Dual Slalom Pro Women’s gold to her, Fox Air DH, and Ultimate Pump Track Challenge Presented by RockShox titles. Caroline Buchanan (AUS) finished in second place, and Katy Curd (UK) narrowly edged out Anneke Beerteen (NED) for the bronze.
The GIANT Dual Slalom’s crowd-pleasing format pits two competitors, side by side, with the clock’s second hand as the guillotine dropping to eliminate one rider per round. A bike-handling battleground, the finely sculpted track of jumps, berms, rhythm sections and drops pits fourcross specialists against gnar-chasing downhillers. Riders take one run down each side of the course. The fastest combined time wins.
Crankworx action continues tomorrow and includes the most anticipated event at Crankworx Whistler, the Red Bull Joyride. Red Bull Joyride will get underway from 4:00pm-7:00pm, and will be live webcast at www.crankworx.com.
Online Results: http://www.crankworx.