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There are four Crankworx World Tour championship events:
To secure one of the World Tour championships, athletes accumulate points over the course of the season. The athlete with the most points in a given discipline wins, with the victors awarded their title at Crankworx Whistler.
As the marquee event of Crankworx, Slopestyle riders can accrue an additional accolade, and $50,000 prize, for the ultimate performance. As with the other three series events, the rider with the most points at the end of the season, or the end of the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour, is named a World Tour Champion; however, if a rider can win three out of the four slopestyle events in a single year, he earns what is called the Triple Crown of Slopestyle. The feat has yet to be accomplished.
Prizes for each champion vary by the degree of difficulty, and relative prestige, of the win. The Crankworx Pump Track World Tour Champion and Dual Speed & Style World Tour Champion are each awarded $5000, while the Crankworx Downhill World Tour Champion picks up $10,000, $5000 for winning the four-event series, with another $5000 bonus to the athlete who can win all four events in a single year. The Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour Champion is awarded $25,000 for winning the year, and another $25,000 is given to the rider who can finally lasso the Triple Crown hat-trick.
Slopestyle: Gravity-fed and loaded with features—boner logs, wallrides, table tops and step-ups—Slopestyle delivers the tricks, flips and whips to fans who heed the call of the mountains. Crankworx Slopestyle is sanctioned by the Freeride Mountain Bike Association.
Pump Track: Speed, flow and flair earn riders top dog cachet in this mano-a-mano-style competition where riders use the rollers of a man-made track to pump enough speed to round the berms and bring home the fastest time all without ever making a pedal stroke.
Dual Speed & Style: The art of a Speed & Style win lies in the rider’s ability to pull off the best tricks on the fastest run down a gravity-fed course, out-witting all opponents by duking it out in pairs to slowly narrow the field.
Downhill (DH): Natural trails and innate ability to pin it down the mountain make this full-throttle race a heart-stopper from top to bottom.
Scroll over each name for season’s results.
|5||Bas VAN STEENBERGEN||CAN||100|
|8||Tom VAN STEENBERGEN||CAN||75|
|3||Bas VAN STEENBERGEN||CAN||150|
|7||Marcelo GUTIERREZ VILLEGAS||COL||120|