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Crankworx Air-DH recap

There was a funny atmosphere at the Air-DH in Whistler yesterday. A Line arose with more craters than a warzone on the moon while small crowds turned out to watch and party trains were kept to a minimum.

Last year’s winner preparing to defend his crown

The Air-DH sed to feel like an exhibition of whips, scrubs and sends, yesterday’s felt more like, well, a bike race.

Far more popular than the Garbanzo, A-Line brings the masses.

Jill Kintner reigned supreme for another year, she’s now unbeaten on this course since 2013 and looks well on track for another Queen of Crankworx crown after a great week. There was a shock winner in the men’s competition as pump-specialist Adrian Loron pushed past the downhill royalty to claim the top step.

Total domination from Norco today. Two wins and a second place for the Canadian brand

Full results here

Kenta Gallagher trying to find the smooth line through the pock-marked A-Line course
Kids as young as ten were railing the world's most famous trail. Vancouver's Rowan Sayers drops in.
Whistler local Claire Buchar securing a top ten
Mitch Ropelato fast and focussed on his way to seventh
You can wear pyjamas, or you can tuck a plaid shirt into your jeans - the choice is yours
The most iconic ribbon of dirt in the world played host to another stunning race
Another generation coming along to make us all feel old and slow
Guvi powering through the whoops into third place
CG put in an appearance and kept it sideways all day
Nobody told Kaos Seagrave the whip off is tomorrow
If Stacey Kohut doesn't inspire you, nobody will
Joe Smith already has two Air Dh top tens this year
Tracey brought out the big bike to secure her second place on the rough track
Shoutout to Patrick Butler who was keeping the Air Dh traditions alive
Blenki ended up being pipped by more than a second into the finish
There weren't many that saw this coming - Loron included!
Just try and take it off her...

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