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CRANWORX INNSBRUCK DOWNHILL BRINGS THE HEAT, THE SPEED, AND THE STARS

Innsbruck welcomes World Champion onto its inaugural first place step Aussie racer shows her own stripes with a win on a hot, dry track—just as she likes it

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Innsbruck, AUSTRIA; Saturday, June 24 —If there was a surprise in the Innsbruck downhill, it was in the course, rather than the podium, as the fast-running track unearthed holes and ruts, pushing the racers onto their edge.

First place finishers Tracey Hannah (AUS) and World Champion Danny Hart (GBR) weren’t exactly longshots for the win, although Mick Hannah (AUS) did give Hart’s and his rainbow a serious shakedown, sliding in just .15 behind for second place.

“It’s really hard not to override the track. You want to be giving it full beans because it is so rough and so blown out … It’s definitely a tough course,” said Hart.

Push on they did, before a massive crowd rowdy fans—nun-clad chainsaw-wielding superfans included—the race, which was rescheduled to accommodate a move in the Slopestyle, delivered one powerful showing.

“I was trying to be consistent, but be on the edge. The track is pretty wild. It’s pretty fast, so you have to be safe, but fast,” said Hannah. “It’s a really hard track to have a consistent run on, but I tried to make as few mistakes as possible.”

Being able to balance small goofs and press on through the woods on the off-camber, rooty turns, appeared to be the name of the game.

“You are forever on the edge of your bike, on your brakes and trying to prepare for your next turn the whole way down. It’s very physical,” said Hannah.

The race wraps up Crankworx Innsbruck’s official competitions, leaving Jill Kintner (USA) and Adrian Loron (FRA) the frontrunners for Queen and King of Crankworx.

“It was definitely on my mind,” said Kintner, who has a decent lead, having competed in more events. Buchanan, in second, didn’t throw her hat in the ring for the downhill.

After a hard loss on the pump track the night before, she was pleased with the outcome Saturday.

“I really like this course and I like this town and what they’re doing. So it was just overall awesome,” she said.

The final event of Crankworx Innsbruck will be a best trick competition, to be stage on Sunday, June 25 from 3-5 p.m.

Crankworx Innsbruck Downhill presented by iXS Men’s results:

  1. Danny Hart (GBR)                        2:50.60
  2. Mick Hannah (AUS)                      2:50.85
  3. Jack Moir (AUS)                             2:51.63

Crankworx Innsbruck Downhill presented by iXS Women’s results:

  1. Tracey Hannah (AUS)                  3:11.79
  2. Jill Kintner (USA)                            3:17.92
  3. Emilie Siegenthaler (SUI)              3:18. 32

Please join us for the seven LIVE BROADCASTS from Crankworx Whistler:

CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style Saturday, August 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m. PST Sunday, August 13, 2:00-4:00 a.m. CEST Sunday, August 13, noon-2:00 p.m. NZST

Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized Sunday, August 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m. PST Sunday, August 14, 12:30-2:30 a.m. CEST Sunday, August 14, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fox Air DH Wednesday, August 16, 3:30-5:30 p.m. PST Thursday, August 17, 12:30-2:30 a.m. CEST Thursday, August 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. NZST

Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox Thursday, August 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. PST Friday, August 18, 4:30-6:30 a.m. CEST Friday, August 18 2:30-4:30 p.m. NZST

GIANT Dual Slalom presented by 100% Friday, August 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m. PST Saturday, August 18, 2:00-4:00 a.m. CEST Sunday, August 19, noon-2 p.m. NZST

Canadian Open DH presented by iXS Saturday, August 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m. PST Sunday, August 19, 10 p.m. to midnight CEST Monday, August 20, 8:00-10:00 a.m. NZST

Red Bull Joyride Sunday, August 20, 10:30-1:30 p.m. PST Sunday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. CEST Monday, August 21, 5:30-8:30 a.m. NZST

All four events in the quest for the Triple Crown of Slopestyle are broadcast LIVE on all your devices exclusively on Red Bull TV.

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Crankworx Les Gets images: Flickr Albums
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Video News Releases for Crankworx Innsbruck and Les Gets, including today’s Slopestyle broadcast: http://bit.ly/2rqv8uY
*a highlight piece for today’s downhill, the Crankworx Les Gets Downhill presented by iXS is expected out tomorrow

Media contact:
Jennifer Smith Crankworx Communications
Phone: 604-848-8801 Jennifer@Crankworx.com
Location: Whistler, British Columbia (PST)

 

The Crankworx World Tour drops into the next dimension, where gravity knows no bounds. Four stops, one infinite space for creativity. Rotorua, New Zealand. Les Gets, France. Innsbruck, Austria—and home to its Canadian home of Whistler, British Columbia. Push the perception of what’s possible and charge into the unimaginable.

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