Whipping up a storm

Crankworx Les Gets whip off gallery

As opening ceremonies go, a whip off isn’t a bad place to start. But there was de ja vu in the Les Gets village last night as riders lined up under ash-grey clouds for the annual sideways celebration

Photos: Sam McMahon

Riders were itching to hit the booter all night

Last year’s moto ramp had been replaced with a proper dirt table to give riders some more grip on take off and the result was huge, moto-style airs, as opposed to the BMX-y flicks of 2016. Unfortunately the event was truncated as the weather rolled in. A huge downpour soddening the crowd and the ramp, but not the action.

Les Gets whip off Results:


1. Anthony Rocci

2. Allan Cooke

3. William Robert


1. Casey Brown

2. Caroline Buchanan

3. Ronja Hill-Wright

There's a reason people call Iago Garay the most stylish rider on the EWS
This was the biggest whip of the night but Bubba Warren couldn't pull it back round and ended up rag-dolling down the landing
You simply can't mistake a Bernard Kerr whip nowadays
Santa Cruz team manager Alan Cooke threw it out there and bagged himself second place
Martin Soderstrom may not compete in the FMB tour anymore but he's still gonna send it
We're a day early on the pan but you can't beat a sweet 90 degree whip
Keep tuned to Dirt for more Crankworx action through the week
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