Weather conditions were less than favorable in Innsbruck during the Crankworx Slopestyle finals, but riders battled through the windswept conditions and slopestyle fans from around the world witnessed multiple Slopestyle masterclasses. When it was all said and done, the podium was a clean sweep for RASOULUTION, which was represented in Innsbruck by Emil Johansson (SWE), Tomas Lemoine (FRA) and Erik Fedko (GER).
At the first Crankworx Slopestyle contest since Rotorua, in March 2020, Emil Johansson and Tomas Lemoine only needed their first runs to prove that they hadn’t missed a beat. With runs scored at 94.00 and 90.00 respectively, both riders put on a clinic despite the windy conditions and put down runs that would see them finish in first and second place. While Erik Fedko was not able to finish his first run due to strong winds picking up while he was on course, he was also one of the only riders that was able to dramatically improve his score – scoring an 88.00 in his second run, in part due to his signature 360 Indian Air Seatgrab.
Thomas Genon and Max Fredriksson scored themselves a 6th and 7th place finish. While Fredriksson was unable to finish his second run due to wind, Thomas Genon scored some redemption for the crash that took him out of the first run and put himself in the Top 10.
With only Lemoine and Johansson still to do their run, both riders decided to do a victory lap together – a Victory Train. With his win in Innsbruck, Johansson has now completed the Crankworx hattrick – winning the last three Crankworx competitions, taking the top spot at Red Bull Joyride in 2019 and at Crankworx Rotorua earlier this year, firmly cementing his spot at the top of the Slopestyle world.
Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle Top 10:
- Emil Johansson (SWE) | 94.00 | TREK
- Tomas Lemoine (FRA) | 90.00 | CANYON
- Erik Fedko (GER) | 88.00 | ROSE
- Timothé Bringer (FRA) | 85.33 | COMENCAL
- Lukas Knopf (GER) | 83.00 | ROSE
- Thomas Genon (BEL) | 80.33 | CANYON
- Max Fredriksson (SWE) | 79.00 | NS BIKES
- Lucas Huppert (SUI) | 77.00 | RUFF CYCLES
- Alex Alanko (SWE) | 75.33 | CACHET BIKES
- Torquato Testa (ITA) | 73.00 | ROSE
Missed the action or want to see the highlights? The Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle replay is now available on-demand on Red Bull TV.
Full results can be found on the FMB World Tour website.
All photos by © Kike Abelleira / Crankworx