There are five core disciplines that are staged at all Crankworx World Tour stops, and that crown champions at the end of the season.
The five disciplines are:
Speed & Style
Each stop on the Crankworx World Tour hosts a contest that is a part of the season-long battle for the discipline championship:
Crankworx Pump Track Challenge World Championship
Crankworx Speed & Style World Championship
Crankworx Dual Slalom World Championship
Crankworx Downhill Championship
Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship
At the end of the season, the following champions are crowned:
Crankworx Pump Track Challenge World Champions (M/F)
Crankworx Speed & Style World Champion (M)
Crankworx Dual Slalom World Champions (M/F)
Crankworx Downhill Champions (M/F)
Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Champion (M)
To secure one of the titles, athletes accumulate points over the course of a season, with the victors named at the final stop of the Crankworx World Tour.
Prizes for each champion vary by the degree of difficulty, and relative prestige, of the win. The Pump Track World Champions, Dual Slalom World Champions and Speed & Style World Champion are each awarded $5000. Crankworx Downhill Champions pick up $5000 as well for winning the series, with another $5000 bonus up for grabs to the athlete who can win all four events in a single year.
The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Champion is in a separate category, as it’s managed by both Crankworx and the FMBA. awarded separately. Overall, more than $200,000 USD is awarded throughout the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship season, with the Slopestyle World Champion claiming his crown at the end of the season.
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.
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.
Dual Slalom: Raw rivalry is the name of the game in Dual Slalom. This crowd-pleasing format pits two competitors against one another in a side-by-side battle against each other, and the clock, to avoid elimination.
Scroll over each name for season’s results.