Imagine Finn Iles lining up at the start gate of a Dual Slalom race against Bas van Steenbergen at SilverStar. ALN charging for the win against Vaea Verbeeck in DH racing at Kicking Horse. Mark Wallace challenging Jesse Melamed for Enduro supremacy at Sun Peaks.
Believe it. It’s about to go down from July 27 to August 14. Crankworx is bringing the action from its home in British Columbia to you, pioneering the return of live mountain bike racing in 2020.
Watch it Live
Keen to watch it all go down? The CCSS will bring together live race coverage, event highlights, weekly recaps, and more, all bringing fans along for the ride for the ultimate MTB roadie.
The CLIF Crankworx Summer Series will be available live on crankworx.com, pinkbike.com and EDGEsport (available to view through TV, online and on demand services).
The broadcast schedule will be published weekly ahead of each stop. Stay tuned here for details: Crankworx News
What is the CLIF Crankworx Summer Series?
The CLIF Crankworx Summer Series (CCSS) is bringing mountain bike fans something to froth over. 25 of the world’s best mountain bike athletes, three iconic destinations, four races per stop, 14 hours of live MTB coverage, all culminating in one overall CLIF Crankworx Summer Series title.
The CCSS will be a made-for-T.V., multi-stop series showcasing epic riding destinations in B.C. While Crankworx Whistler’s cancellation was announced in May, B.C. has continued to fare well in terms of its management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now elevated to Phase 3, the B.C. Restart Plan allows for travel within the province.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (Golden, B.C.)
SilverStar Mountain Resort (Vernon, B.C.)
Sun Peaks Resort (Kamloops, B.C.)
*Please note, due to the restrictions in place relating to COVID-19, the Crankworx Summer Series is a made-for-TV event. Any public on site will be kindly asked to leave.
Get stoked. Be safe. Watch #CrankworxFromHome.
|2||Bas VAN STEENBERGEN||CAN||748|
Points: 1st 100 | 2nd 85 | 3rd 70 | 4th 60 | 5th 55 | 6th 50 | 7th 46 | 8th 42 | 9th 39 | 10th 36 | 11th 34 | 12th 32 |13th 30 | 14th 28 | 15th 26 | 16th 25
|3||Andreane LANTHIER NADEAU||CAN||850|
Points: 1st 100 | 2nd 85 | 3rd 70 | 4th 60 | 5th 50 | 6th 45 | 7th 40 | 8th 35
The CCSS will bring together 25 invited B.C.-based riders. The mix of top pros and up-and-comers will include some of the best riders from Crankworx, the UCI DH World Cup and the Enduro World Series, all competing across multiple disciplines.
The list of athletes invited to take part in the CLIF Crankworx Summer Series is available here: Athlete Roster
The disciplines that will make up the CCSS will include: Downhill, Dual Slalom, Enduro, and Air DH. Riders will be vying for an overall CLIF Crankworx Summer Series title.
Each stop on the CCSS will follow an “all-in” format, with all athletes competing in all disciplines. Each event will have points on offer toward the overall. Full details are listed here: Series Rules
With no spectators, remote production, and strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place, the CCSS’ #1 priority will be to ensure rider, staff and community safety. But with restrictions easing as a part of Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, the risk of resurgence is real. That’s why the CSS is taking every precaution with procedures to protect all involved.
With this in mind, the series will be following these five steps to safe competition:
- Closed Events
- CCSS events are made-for-TV, with spectators encouraged to tune in from home.
- Limited Numbers
- These invite-only events will be limited to 25 invited athletes, along with minimizing the number of staff, suppliers and volunteers on-site.
- Tracing and Monitoring
- Contact tracing 14 days out, and daily throughout.
- Daily temperature and symptom checking.
- Distancing and Disinfecting
- All resort community guidelines and provincial health guidelines will be strictly adhered to.
- Isolated Travel
- All participants will travel in pre-arranged groups.
Crankworx Summer Series Fantasy League
Helping fans to follow along with the action safely from home will be the Crankworx Summer Series Fantasy league. Fans will get a salary when they sign up, and will be able to build their dream CLIF Crankworx Summer Series roster for a chance to win some great prizes from our sponsors. Details at fantasy.crankworx.com.
The CCSS will also feature Crankworx Connect, an online expo featuring live Q&As from Crankworx athletes on-site and around the world, giveaways, tech talks, and more. Crankworx Connect will be available on crankworx.com as well as on Crankworx’s YouTube and Facebook channels.