Crankworx World Tour

logo-sponsor-sram
logo-sponsor-maxxis
logo-sponsor-clif
logo-sponsor-rockshox
specialized

BROOK MACDONALD AND TRACEY HANNAH TAKE SECOND CRANKWORX DOWNHILL WINS OF 2019 IN AUSTRIA

Hannah goes three for three on “full-on, full gas” iXS Innsbruck Downhill presented by Raiffeisen Club track, and MacDonald continues Crankworx winning streak

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA June 16, 2019 – The track was new, the location different, but the top of the box in today’s iXS Innsbruck Downhill presented by Raiffeisen Club was a familiar sight. Taking her third downhill win in three years at Crankworx Innsbruck, Tracey Hannah (AUS) clocked the fastest time of the day for the women, with a  3:22.46, over eight seconds faster than second place finisher Camille Balanche (SUI). The win is the second Crankworx DH win of the season for Hannah. Brook MacDonald (NZL) takes his first DH win at Crankworx’s Austrian stop, also adding to the momentum he built after winning the downhill at the season’s first Crankworx World Tour stop in New Zealand.

“It feels really good to back it up from Rotorua,” said the 27-year-old racer who narrowly beat out fellow Kiwi Ed Masters (NZL) by 0.11, with a time of 2:55.46. MacDonald is now in the lead for the season-long Crankworx Downhill Championship, which will be awarded at Crankworx Whistler in August. “This race was depending on whether I go to Whistler or not, so taking the win here means I’ll for sure be heading to Whistler and trying to get that overall.”

Hannah echoed the gratification of adding another Crankworx win to her stats this season, and her long-game focus.

“I went in it to win it. I’m stoked with my time,” said Hannah, echoing MacDonald’s gratification of adding another Crankworx win to her stats this season, and her long-game focus. “My goal for three for three in the series. My goal is Crankworx.” Hannah has won the overall downhill distinction at Crankworx for the past four years.

Full results: https://www.crankworx.com/cwx-results/event-list/?yr=2019

High-res photos for media use: https://www.flickr.com/photos/crankworx/albums

Event recap: https://youtu.be/uKij5JFJJn8

While Hannah took her third win at Crankworx Innsbruck in as many years, the track was a new arena. Built by Daniel Tulla and making it’s debut for this weekend’s race, the course descended fast, raw and “full-on, full gas” to the finish corral in the main festival grounds in Mutters. In previous years the DH track had ended in Götzens. The resulting battle ground saw breathless riders crossing the finish line, some doubled over and gasping for air.

“At the top it’s super natural and steep and it goes into a real flat section, then comes out to boardwalks and a road, and that’s super pedally for a minute,” said Hannah.  “You just have to pump and make sure you’re getting the back side of everything, and just ride it fast. “

Keeping riders on their toes were conditions that changed day by day and, according to some, run by run. A dry and windy stretch of weather was interrupted by overnight rain storms which cleared by daybreak.

“It was really dry by the time I came down,” said MacDonald, who dropped in last. “With the weather and a bit of wind it dries up real fast now…This track is so spread out and there’s so much stuff coming at you, you kind of need to dial your lines in. I just rode hard and put together a pretty good run.”

Next up, 14 of the world’s top slopestyle mountain bikers will take centre stage as the Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle closes out the action at Crankworx Innsbruck.

Catch the last blast of action LIVE on  Red Bull TV and crankworx.com.

Get the times and details for all live webcasts during Crankworx Innsbruck: https://www.crankworx.com/innsbruck/schedule/



About the Crankworx World Tour
Crankworx is the ultimate experience in mountain biking. Born in Whistler, B.C. in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series. The Crankworx World Tour brings together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines. Crankworx World Tour festivals also host races for amateurs, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations. For additional information, visit crankworx.com.

– 30-

Katy Winton on the ups and downs of the pro rider hustle, getting vulnerable, and charging forward

April 15, 2021

ATHLETE REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK 2021

April 15, 2021

Riders, ready? Athlete registration is now open for Crankworx Innsbruck 2021

April 15, 2021

Allan Cooke on big whips, announcing the Specialized Dual Slalom in Innsbruck, the Levo Turbo, and the new Sea to Sky community hub

March 31, 2021

Vali Höll on staying sane through injury, Red Bull’s APC, her new team, and getting ready to defend her Crankworx win

March 15, 2021

CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK TO LAUNCH 2021 CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR IN JUNE

March 10, 2021

Crankworx Innsbruck is back! June 16-20, 2021

March 10, 2021

Celebrating the women of Crankworx

March 8, 2021

Sam Blenkinsop on pandemic life in NZ, charging into 2021, and riding the new Shorty

February 22, 2021

Tegan Cruz on Kidsworx, his new spot on the RockShox Trek Race Team, and what it’s like growing up with Crankworx in your backyard

February 17, 2021

Kialani Hines talks 2020, “Validation” and the road ahead

January 25, 2021

2021 CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR IS STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE

October 29, 2020

DOUBLE AUSTRIAN WIN WRAPS FIVE DAYS OF ACTION AT CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK

October 4, 2020

TOMAS LEMOINE EARNS THIRD MEDAL IN 24 HOURS, WITH FIRST PLACE FINISH IN CLIF SPEED & STYLE PRESENTED BY GOPRO

October 3, 2020

EMIL JOHANSSON MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW WITH WIN AT CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK SLOPESTYLE

October 3, 2020

FRENCH RIDERS SWEEP DAY 1 OF CRANKWORX COMPETITION, AS LORON TAKES SECOND WIN AND BERNARD PUSHES TO TOP STEP

October 3, 2020
More Crankworx News