Jakub Vencl

Jakub Vencl

Birthday: September 7, 1989 (29)
Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic
Top Disciplines: Dual Speed & Style, Pump Track

Without a doubt, Jakub Vencl earned his place in the Crankworx history books in Whistler in 2016, though this was far from his first time competing in the fest. He started riding at three-years-old, with his racing career starting a few years later at nine. His Crankworx debut came in 2013 in Les 2 Alpes, an experience he says was memorable for all the wrong reasons – he describes it as “very interesting and very painful. I went down hard in slopestyle.” Fast forward to 2016 in Whistler, and Vencl took the CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style by storm, making it all the way to finals. Though he ended up in second behind Thomas Genon, he says the finish was a career highlight that took him by surprise: “It was absolutely unexpected and that probably made it even more special.” He says the event has come to be one of his favourites: “It’s fast, it’s intense, it’s pure battle.”

Past Crankworx Podiums:
2016 CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style at Crankworx Whistler – Silver