Crankworx World Tour

JORDY SCOTT WINS FIRST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S SPEED & STYLE COMP ALONGSIDE TOMAS LEMOINE, WHO TAKES PRE-SLOPESTYLE WIN

CLIF Speed & Style presented by Mons Royale sees stacked field of men and women go fast and throw down big tricks on new track

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND March 6, 2020 – As Jordy Scott (USA) crossed the finish line, her style points boosting her ahead of Vaea Verbeeck (CAN) in the women’s final of the CLIF Speed & Style presented by Mons Royale, it was a win for her and a win for women in the sport.

Scott becomes the first woman to win an  international Speed & Style competition as part of the full Crankworx World Tour.

“I think it’s awesome,” the 18-year-old said of the new category. “All the young girls that are coming up are so ridiculously skilled. They’re really pushing to get to this level. So being able to see that this is possible and to be able to have something to aspire to is so awesome.”

Scott was throwing down tuck-no-handers and tire grabs, first beating Jill Kintner (USA), who would finish the night in third, before taking on Verbeeck in the finals. 

“I’m super happy about it. This is my first time doing the World Tour for Crankworx,” said the 18-year-old, who also took the win in the inaugural women’s category in Whistler last year. “Air Downhill and Dual Slalom aren’t my strongest suits, so it wasn’t the best start to the week, so I’m really happy to get some nice mid-week momentum going, and it’s one of my favourite events. I just had a really fun time out there.”

Scott finished outside the top 10 in both Air DH and Slalom, but tonight’s points boost her up into fourth place in the Queen of Crankworx race. Kintner’s third place points add to her lead, while Verbeeck’s second place points push her closer to Kintner, with 60 now separating the two.

On the men’s side, the 2018 Speed & Style World Tour Champion was back on top. Tomas Lemoine (FRA) qualied first then charged all night, throwing down double-truck x-ups and flip double bar x-ups to beat Greg Watts (USA) in the finals.

The Frenchman’s win serves as a prelude to tomorrow’s Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza. In 2019 he also won an event the night before Slope. His 2019 win on the Pump Track in Rotorua led him in to a second place finish at Slopestyle the following day.

Despite how last year turned out, he almost didn’t compete today to prioritize Slopestyle training. 

“I was like ‘I love racing, I love Speed & Style, I will regret if I’m riding bad tomorrow and I didn’t do anything today.’ So I thought I’m just going to try and push to my limits to make it happen. I’m stoked that it worked. I have a lot to do for tomorrow, so sleep early tonight and try to make it happen tomorrow.”

The win tonight gives Lemoine his first batch of points in the battle for the King of Crankworx title. He is currently tied for sixth with Sam Blenkinsop (NZL) who won the Rotorua Air DH presented by Bosch on Wednesday. In the lead? Kyle Strait (USA) who won yesterday’s 100% Dual Slalom Rotorua and came sixth in the Air DH.

FULL RESULTS: 

CLIF Speed & Style presented by Mons Royale – Pro Men and Pro Women

OVERALL STANDINGS:

King and Queen of Crankworx

Keep up with all the action from the Crankworx World Tour on Crankworx.com, including LIVE event coverage, schedule and broadcast info, tickets, event details, and results from across the tour.

You can also follow along at RedBull.com/Crankworx, including LIVE coverage on Red Bull TV of:

100% Dual Slalom Rotorua 

CLIF Speed & Style presented by Mons Royale 

Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza 

RockShox Rotorua Pump Track presented by Torpedo7 

Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by Gull

Head to RedBull.com/Crankworx for broadcast details and times.

Photos: Flickr

News: Press releases
General resources: Media kit



About the Crankworx World Tour
Crankworx is the ultimate experience in mountain biking. Born in Whistler, B.C. in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series. The Crankworx World Tour brings together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines. Crankworx World Tour festivals also host races for amateurs, CWNEXT categories for next gen athletes, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations. For additional information, visit crankworx.com.

– 30-
Media Contact
Julia Montague | Communications Manager, Crankworx World Tour
julia@crankworx.com 

CRANKWORX ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF INNSBRUCK EVENT TO SEPTEMBER

April 2, 2020

HANNAHS SHARE WIN IN FINAL DOWNHILL RACE OF CRANKWORX ROTORUA

March 8, 2020

SCOTT DETHRONES KINTNER AND ZULA TAKES FIRST SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE CRANKWORX WIN ON ROCKSHOX ROTORUA PUMP TRACK PRESENTED BY TORPEDO7

March 7, 2020

ERA OF EMIL ROLLS ON AS JOHANSSON STARTS 2020 WITH WIN IN ROTORUA

March 7, 2020

JORDY SCOTT WINS FIRST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S SPEED & STYLE COMP ALONGSIDE TOMAS LEMOINE, WHO TAKES PRE-SLOPESTYLE WIN

March 6, 2020

STRAIT AND KINTNER ON TOP AFTER WILD AND LOOSE 100% DUAL SLALOM AT CRANKWORX ROTORUA

March 5, 2020

11+ HOURS OF LIVE CRANKWORX ACTION COMING TO RED BULL TV AND CRANKWORX.COM

March 4, 2020

FORMER KING AND QUEEN OF CRANKWORX RISE TO THE TOP IN ROTORUA AIR DH PRESENTED BY BOSCH

March 4, 2020

MASTERS BACK FROM INJURY AND BACK ON TOP + TOTAL STAGE DOMINATION FOR MORRISON IN GIANT TOA ENDURO PRESENTED BY CAMELBAK

March 1, 2020

Rotorua Spectator Guide

February 29, 2020

“TERE PANUKU” TAKES SHAPE IN ROTORUA AHEAD OF MARCH 1 LAUNCH

February 25, 2020

PRELIMINARY ATHLETE LISTS RELEASED FOR CRANKWORX ROTORUA, MARCH 1-8

February 18, 2020

CRANKWORX ROTORUA SLOPESTYLE RIDER LIST UNVEILED AS RHEEDER ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM CRANKWORX SLOPESTYLE COMPETITION IN 2020

February 9, 2020

CRANKWORX LAUNCHES “CWNEXT” CATEGORY FOR NEXT GENERATION ATHLETES

December 16, 2019

CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCES 2020 SCHEDULE

November 4, 2019

EMIL JOHANSSON TAKES EMOTIONAL RED BULL JOYRIDE WIN AT CRANKWORX WHISTLER, AND BRETT RHEEDER CROWNED OVERALL WORLD CHAMPION

August 17, 2019
More Crankworx News