CLIF Speed & Style Whistler presented by Mons Royale

CLIF Speed & Style Whistler presented by Mons Royale

Started in: 2012
First pro winner: Brendan Fairclough (GBR)
2018 pro winner: Tomas Lemoine (FRA)
Whistler Bike Park Trails: Speed & Style course at Blackcomb Base 2

In words of 2013 winner Martin Soderstrom, the name of the game in Speed & Style is: “go fast and do tricks.” Easier said than done.

The athlete to make it down the course the fastest wins the speed points, but it by no means trumps style. Racers earn additional points by adding tricks mid-race. This event offers a glimpse of the future of freestyle with riders breaking into the slopestyle scene hitting this course first. Come race time, it all comes to a head, with fresh blood and seasoned pros racing side-by-side through tricked-out dual tracks. Dirt will fly, tricks will roll and one rider will emerge the master of speed and style.

 

Schedule

Event Information & Formats

Registration: By invitation only

Categories:
Pro Men
Pro Women

Onsite Checkin:
Competitors need to check in at the Athlete Centre (Aava Hotel) to complete waiver / collect race decal.

Format and Rules:
Format and Rules - Men
Format and Rules - Women

Qualifications (Seeding Run): 2 runs, all riders racing the same course, with Speed and Style. Best run, based on run time and Time Bonus Deductions, counts.

Round of 32 and Finals use a double-elimination format with one run on each course. The winner of these head-to-head heats is chosen based on the rider's time and performance on the features, or their tricks.

16 riders will advance to the Finals in the live broadcast

Time Bonus Deduction
Each course will have two identical judged features/jumps. A Time Bonus Deduction will be available per each feature (maximum Time Bonus Deduction is 1.5 seconds/jump). Tricks will be worth a percentage of the total available Time Bonus Deduction, based on trick difficulty. The maximum differential for the timed portion of the race will be 3.5 seconds. A rider will not have a time higher than this amount and will still have their tricks subtracted from this maximum. If both competitors are tied after the second run the competitor who wins the second run advances to the next round

Course:
Two courses designed and built by Paddy Kaye & Joyride Bike Parks. The courses sit at Base II on Blackcomb Mountain