It was an amazing week for our athletes at Crankworx Events in Whistler, Canada!
Some of the world’s best gravity mountain bike athletes rode in several competitions throughout the world’s most iconic mountain bike gravity festival.
Our athletes performed in several competitions. The highlights started last Thursday with the @Clif Bar Speed & Style competition. In the women’s category our Swedish athlete Alma Wiggberg achieved a strong 2nd place and our French allround talent Tomas Lemoine won the men’s Speed & Style comp.
The highlight event was again on Saturday: the @Red Bull Joyride. It is the Superbowl of Mountain Bike Slopestyle featuring the 15 World’s best FMB World Tour riders, amongst them 4 of our athletes and 3 of them made it into the top 5.
Just coming out of an injury with a surgery 4 weeks prior to the event, Emil Johansson (SWE) performed again incredibly strong and was able to defend his Red Bull Joyride title from 2019, he won the 8th consecutive Crankworx FMBA World Championship event.
With his 3rd competition within the Crankworx week, Tomas Lemoine (FRA) stood out the most from all competitors at Crankworx, not only because he was able to podium in several disciplines and he is leaving Whistler as the leader of the “King of Crankworx” standings, but also because he jumped an obstacle, the final feature of the slopestyle course, that no one has done and that showed enormous courage and extreme skills. He managed to get 3rd place behind his good friend Tim Bringer and just ahead of our German athlete Erik Fedko who probably won the unofficial award of “best looking outfit” of Red Bull Joyride.
Unlucky was our Belgian Freeride legend Thomas Genon aka Tommy G. The winner of the 2012 Red Bull Joyride crashed in his first run so hard that he had to decide not to ride his second run. But we are happy that he is fine and healthy and we can’t wait to watch him at Red Bull Rampage in October.
Here you find the top 3 runs of the slopestyle:
We look forward seeing most of those 15 riders in less than 3 weeks in Nuremberg for Red Bull District Ride.