Crankworx World Tour

Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by Gull

Pedal to the metal, full gas – that’s what the Crankworx Rotorua DH is all about. The unofficial kickoff to international downhill racing season, this event brings together the world’s racing elite to take on Mount Ngongotaha at Skyline Rotorua. Bringing together a mix of off-camber hard packed Rotorua dirt with step-ups, bridge-drops and a rock garden, this track is a racer-favourite.

Where to spectate:
There is awesome spectator access and viewing points along most the downhill trail, which you can access through the Crankworx village at Skyline Rotorua. There will also be maps on-site for you to check out.

The best features to catch all the high-speed action include:

  • Damm Jump
  • Fat Mans Root
  • Larches
  • Woodyard
  • Schladders
  • End jump (Saturn 5)

Event Information

2020 Technical Guide

REGISTRATION
Registration information will be shared in August 2021.

CATEGORIES
Pro Elite and 19+
WOMEN | Senior Amateur 19+ [2002+]
WOMEN | Elite
MEN | Senior Amateur 19-29 [2002-1992]
MEN | Master Amateur 30-39 [1982-1991]
MEN | Veteran Amateur 40+ [1981+]
MEN | Elite

CWNEXT
WOMEN | Youth 13-14 [2007-2008]
WOMEN | Youth 15-16 [2005-2006]
WOMEN | Junior 17-18 [2003-2004]
MEN | Youth 13-14 [2007-2008]
MEN | Youth 15-16 [2005-2006]
MEN | Junior 17-18 [2003-2004]

Minimum age is 13 as of December 31, 2021 (year of birth 2008)

RACE LICENSES
Competitors in the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by Gull will need to have a UCI license issued by their national federation. Non-licensed New Zealand competitors will have the option to purchase a 1 event Cycling NZ license (NZ residents only, not available for foreign competitors).

Only riders with UCI Elite licenses can register in the Elite category.

NZ Riders purchasing a One Event License (cost $10 – included in the race entry fee) will be subject Cycling New Zealand’s Terms and Conditions.

LICENSE CHECK
There is a mandatory UCI license check for the Junior and Elite categories.

TRACK WALK
The scheduled track walks are for registered competitors, Team Managers, and Athlete Support.

Shuttles will be available during the scheduled times.

FORMAT
One run (Finals only format – no seeding run)

PROTECTION RULES Cycling NZ Rules

Ages 17+:
Compulsory:
-Full face helmet (Any 1 or 2-Piece helmet with approved Safety Certification is permitted – see Cycling NZ Rules for approved safety certification standards)
-Elbows/Forearms
-Knee/Shin

Spinal/shoulder protection, neck brace and full finger gloves highly recommended.

Ages 16 and under:
Compulsory:
-Full face helmet (Any 1 or 2-Piece helmet with approved Safety Certification is permitted – see Cycling NZ Rules for approved safety certification standards)
-Neck brace
-Elbows/Forearms
-Knee/Shin

Highly Recommended:
-Spinal/shoulder protection
-Hand protection (full finger gloves)

Contact for more information: 
Contact athletes@crankworx.com .