The Enduro World Series returns to Whistler with the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized. The challenging course quickly earns the nickname “Crankzilla,” although most competitors, especially winners Jared Graves and Cecile Ravanel, end the day with big smiles.
The Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox sees a major upset on the podium as Caroline Buchanan takes first from four-time Queen of the Pump Track Jill Kintner. Buchanan is joined by boyfriend Barry Nobles on the top step as he also earns gold for the first time in this discipline.
American motocross phenom Travis Pastrana and his action sports collective, Nitro Circus, descend on Crankworx to take in all the action, competing in as many events as possible, including: the Whip-Off World Championships, Fox Air DH, Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox and GIANT Dual Slalom.
Backed by a swell of social media support (#letfinnin), 14-year-old Whistler local Finn Iles petitions for a chance to compete in the Whip-Off World Championships alongside the all-stars of the mountain biking world, including 2013 winner Bernardo Cruz, Brendan Fairclough, Eliot Jackson, Bernard Kerr,Graham Agassiz, Danny Hart and Thomas Vanderham. Finn wins the event.
Mick Hannah returns from injury to take the win in the Fox Air DH, but teammate Fabien Cousinié takes home the prize with his finish line proposal to girlfriend Magalie Labbé.
The Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle becomes an FMB Diamond event, one of only five worldwide. Canadian Anthony Messere captures his first Slopestyle win.
The biggest crowd in Crankworx history, some 30,000 strong, gathers to watch Red Bull Joyride live in the Whistler Village. Brett Rheeder and Brandon Semenuk set the bar high with two of the best runs in the history of slopestyle. Semenuk’s victory, his third at Red Bull Joyride, sets him apart as the only athlete in Crankworx slopestyle history to win the event three times.
Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas and Casey Brown are crowned the King and Queen of Crankworx.