Quadruple Slam – Crankworx Day 3

Downhill - Speed and Style - Slopestyle - Pumptrack

A much needed break in the rain came in today, which was welcomed by all.

This allowed the organisers too catch up with events. It was a busy one today, Downhill practice, Speed and Style finals, Slopestyle practice and the Pumptrack.


This track is crazy. Most loved it, you could hear the giggles and screams from riders as they made their way down the track. Mike Jones was one of the loudest. At the beginning of the day it was wet, slippery and loose. As the day went on and more riders hit the track, the ruts deepened and the mud turned really sticky as it started to dry out.

Brendan Fairclough. Blue Steel?
Mick Hannah.
Mike Jones.

The track is now starting to get ridden in and lines are forming, but tomorrow is a new day with ‘………..’ weather. Whatever the weather, DH is going to be RAD.

This guy looked pretty smug wearing these.
Dave Garland.
Andrew Neethling.
Marcelo Gutierrez looked pretty quick through the slop.

Tracey Hannah.
One widely taped track.
The tops of the mountain didn't quite want to show their faces, but bits were poking through.

Speed and Style

Speed and Style is where Racers and Slopestyle riders come up head to head in a battle of points and timing. The tricks are judged and the winner has time knocked off. The track wasn’t totally dry, it had a few puddles in places, but we’re calling that a dry track. Daryl Brown took the win in the men’s and Jill Kintner took the win in the women’s.

Jill Kintner.


Casey Brown.
Bas Van Steenbergen.
Jill Kintner.
Anneke Beerten hunting down Casey Brown.
A big finish line crash from your winner, Daryl Brown.
Grassy bar.
Winner - Daryl Brown.
Winner - Jill Kintner.


It was the first time the Slopestyle course had been hit today, but the guys got straight down to business and put in some pretty solid practice runs, as it’s anyone’s guess when they may get another chance to ride it.

The weather came in...
...and the tarp were pulled back over.


The pumptrack race really suffered the worst of the weather. Things got underway in the evening, but after the first heat the rain came in, covers over the track and a 20 minute break was taken. As the rain eventually stopped, the blow torches came out to dry the track. Racing was back underway. A few crashes later and a bit more drizzle a decision was made to postpone the race until tomorrow.

Phil Atwill.
Brendan Fairclough.
Jill Kintners winning cheque used as a rain cover.

A common sight this week here in Les Gets.
Anneke Beerten.
Tomas Slavik.


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