STOP TWO (June 12-16): For it’s third year, Crankworx Innsbruck will take the lead, kicking off the European leg of the Crankworx World Tour in June 2019. In 2017, this fourth Crankworx venue made its debut, making the world stand up and take notice, hosting undoubtedly the most scenic whip-off of all time, and bringing together the best riders in the world to compete on some of the best tracks Crankworx has ever seen, across all disciplines. It’s no surprise, given Innsbruck’s relationship with gravity goes far beyond a dalliance, inching more toward obsession. On the peaks above this venerable city, rock climbers gather for World Cups, Olympians charge to victory, and ski jumpers converge for the annual Four Hills Tournament. This is the land of daring and decisiveness. For year number two, Innsbruck will build on the momentum generated during its first year hosting the world’s biggest gravity-fuelled mountain bike festival, promising to go bigger, fly higher and get louder, while maintaining its trademark Tyrolean precision, polish and pride.