Kokanee Crankworx Day 2 Monster Energy Garbanzo DH
8 months ago: Mon, Aug 9, 2010 3:08pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Today we saw some of the worlds fastest downhillers on the planet take it to infamous Garbanzo downhill. After yesterdays rain the course was as slick as its become known for year after year. The Monster Energy Garbanzo DH has never had a full top to bottom dry course in the past few years and today proved no different. With some spotty showers up top making the roots ever so greasy and mainly dry conditions down below racers pinned it down to gain some amazingly fast times. Legendary Anne-Caroline Chausson dominated the course as expected she would with last years winner Squamish local Miranda Miller coming in 2nd and Fionn Griffiths rounding out 3rd place.
When it came to the Pro Men last years 2nd place Chris Kovarik smashed the record from Justin Leov's 2009 win by over 22 seconds taking in the win. Second place went to Justin and 3rd to fellow NZL countryman Sam Blenkinsop.
Tippie was up top making sure his voice was heard and in the village checking out the scene and finding out about Dangerous Dan's setup. Tomorrow is a down day in preparation of the hectic week ahead when we go back to back in events from Air DH to the Monster Energy slopestyle and everything in between. We'll be there and so will you.
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Kokanee Crankworx Day 2 Monster Energy Garbanzo DH
Monster Energy Slopestyle 2010 Redux
5 months ago: Fri, Oct 15, 2010 12:26pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Here's an overview of the top 3 runs and the runs that got away. All the action happened on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Monster Energy Slopstyle at Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler, British Columbia.
Kokanee Crankworx Day 8 Canadian Open Downhill presented by Kona
7 months ago: Mon, Aug 16, 2010 12:56pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
After a very late night and an amazing yesterday I'm sure most peoples
heads were pounding and in need of a bit of a sleep in. Add in record
high temperatures and very dusty conditions you'd think the Canadian
Open was somewhere like in Utah or Interior BC. The final event is
surely not be missed as the Canadian Open downhill course is straight
up gnarly. With super steep technical singletrack to a new bottom jump
section with some serious pop everyone who was there to see it live
got their days worth. The Open is starting to become a huge crowd
pleaser with the shirts off rock and rowdy crowds heckling anyone they
could and others just running all over to see all the features.
In the end it was top world cup downhillers Emmeline Ragot taking the
Pro womens and Gee Atherton taking the mens. Both are looking forward
to the World Championships in 2 weeks in Mt. Saint Anne QC.
Crankworx 2010 is surely to go down as the best ever with yesterdays
record crowds and great weather everyday all events went off without a
Until next year where we'll be back again enjoy some of the highlights
of today and overall.
Kokanee Crankworx Day 7 Monster Energy Slopestyle
7 months ago: Sun, Aug 15, 2010 12:56pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
It's what we've been waiting for and today the Monster Energy Slopestyle went down. With blazing hot temperatures and dry conditions some of the top 16 riders in the world hurled themselves down the course with not much regard to bodies or safety. The day started at checking out the skills and finesse of the trials bikers over near the local creekbed. From there it was off to the Cheese rolling championships! Yes we saw people hurtling down the hillside all to grab that wheel of cheese. A now annual competition this British favorite shows who is willing to chase the "cheese".
After we filled ourselves with the cheese antics we checked out the village scene and got into position for the big show. After seeing Casey Groves tailwhip the Monster stepdown, then soon to be winner Cam Zink 360 it this course was open for the slaughter. Highlights were seeing near perfect runs by Brendan Semenuk and Darren Berrecloth, Both getting injured on the last hit the Kokanee showtime booter the rest of the field were waiting to take control. Cam Zink, Mike Montgomery and Casey Groves had top notch runs but it was Cam Zink's 2nd qualifying run which sealed the deal with technical trickery and huge airs.
With Whistler's biggest crowds since the Winter Olympics the nightlife was out of control. The Monster Energy afterparty at the Longhorn was a full house with Mat the Alien's video DJ set and drinks flowing freely.
See you tomorrow for the final day which is actually one of the best events the Canadian DH Open. Hope someone has Ibuprofens.
Kokanee Crankwrox 2010 Day 6 Giant giant slalom and Camelback Jump Jam
7 months ago: Sat, Aug 14, 2010 12:06pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Dusty and dry conditions set the stage for day 6 where we headed out to check the dirt jump park and see some stylish and progressive riding in action. From the new breed of riders to superpro's and legends of the sport it was for sure worthy to be there. Later in the afternoon and into the evening the Giant bicycles Giant Slalom went down and the course was fast and dry. If you were up there you definitely left with a nose full of dirt and got to see some impressive biking. Riders were pinning it and pedaling as fast as they could with Emmeline Ragot taking Pro Womens and Michal Prokop slaying it for the Pro Mens. After a night of top level DJ's and acts we look forward to the main event tomorrow, the Monster Energy Slopestyle. The benchmark for technical freestyle mountain biking known throughout the world tomorrow is the day we've been looking forward to.
Kokanee Crankworx - Day 5 VW trick showdown and the Ultimate Pump Track Challenge
7 months ago: Fri, Aug 13, 2010 12:44pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
From here in its about to get hectic and big! Today was the beginning of the big show with Slopestyle qualifiers followed by the VW trick showdown. We saw the worlds best sessioning the big huck and trying to earn a spot for Saturday's main event. Later the VW trick showdown went down with Greg Watts and Darren Berrecloth taking the two sections respectively and the crowds taking it in.We're ready for Saturday to begin. Both Darren and Greg stepped it up on the features and showed everyone why their the worlds best. After a quick break we headed up to check out the new festival favorite, the Ultimate pumptrack Challenge with a beautiful sunset and great crowd participation it was easy to see how this will become a premier event.
Whistler is ready for the weekend ahead, crowds are amassing, the parties have started and the riders are set its time for the worlds premier bike event to happen. Crankworx 2010
Kokanee Crankworx - Day 4 Air DH and Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge
7 months ago: Thu, Aug 12, 2010 12:13pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Today was the Air DH which is the longest running event for Crankworx. With over 40 jumps descending down in under 5 minutes Brian Lopes once again showed everyone why he owns this event. In the Pro womens Anne Caro Chausson won again and is now three 1st place medals deep. She seems unbeatable!
In the evening we headed out to the Saint Deep Summer photo challenge which has quickly become the benchmark for an outdoor sports photo contest. BC local and 3 time Arctyrex Deep Winter photo contest winner Jordan Manley once again showed the world how innovative and original his photography and shows are. Actually all the competitors put on great shows. Last but not least we ventured into the late night to check out the Deraylor Music festival which is at the Whistler hotspots and saw BCDC, RA the rugged Man and partied it up into the early AM. Next up we'll be covering the VW trick showdown and see the inaugural Monster Energy pumptrack challenge
Kokanee Crankworx - Day 3 Canadian Open Enduro
7 months ago: Wed, Aug 11, 2010 12:17pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Day 3 of Kokanee Crankworx started off with the Canadian Open Enduro and ended with us taking Vinay Menon from India on some sweet secret singletrack. The French athletes dominated the enduro with Remy Absalon taking first and Nicolas Vouilloz pulling in quickly after him for second. Ross Schnell from Colorado took third. The French women on top were Anne Caro Chausson and Emmeline Ragot. Third place was captured by Katherine Short.
Since the race was held early in the day we decided to take the winner of the bikeparksbc.com contest out for a ride. Vinay Menon won passes to a number of BC parks and came all the way from India to check out what BC has to offer. After seeing snow for the first time (even riding some) and being treated to 5000 feet of buff singletrack, Vinay was more than stoked and says the he can't wait to bring the trail building skills he has witnessed here back to India.
2010 Crankworx Day 1 coverage
8 months ago: Sun, Aug 8, 2010 2:32pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
What a start to the 8 great days of mountain biking that we call Crankworx. It rained just enough in the morning to make the course tacky but still keep the crowds at capacity. This year we have added Mason Mashon as a second host to balance out the Tippie factor but as you will see that is no easy task. As well as the dual slalom we checked out the the block party in skiers plaza where they showed Freeride Entertainment's New World Disorder I in its entirety. If day 1 is any indication of how amazing Kokanee Crankworx is going to be this year we are in for an amazing show.
Crankworx CO 2010 Animated Slopestyle Course
8 months ago: Thu, Jul 29, 2010 12:33pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Watch a graphic overview of the Crankworx CO 2010 Slopestyle course, feature by feature.
Crankworx Colorado 2010 XC Course Preview
8 months ago: Wed, Jul 28, 2010 11:30am EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Preview the course for this year's Crankworx Colorado XC Race. Get the details at crankworxcolorado.com
Crankworx Colorado 2010 :: July 29 - August 1
8 months ago: Mon, Jul 26, 2010 6:30pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Посетите crankworxcolorado.com для всех деталей!
The Evolution of Slopestyle
8 months ago: Mon, Jul 26, 2010 4:17pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Here's a cool snapshot of the evolution of slopestyle mountain biking during Kokanee Crankworx between 2003-2009. What will be next???
Crankworx Colorado 2010 Super Downhill Course Preview
8 months ago: Mon, Jul 26, 2010 1:47pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
See the features on this year's Super Downhill Course for Crankworx Colorado, taking place July 29- August 1, 2010.
Crankworx Colorado Downhill Course Preview
8 months ago: Mon, Jul 26, 2010 1:05pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Check out the features on this years Crankworx Colorado Downhill course. Crankworx Colorado takes place this weekend, July 29-August 1 2010.