9+ HOURS OF LIVE CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK COVERAGE KICKS OFF TOMORROW
5 events on Red Bull TV + live Whip-Off coverage on TikTok will bring all the action to MTB fans from June 15-19
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA, June 14, 2022 — The first stop of the Crankworx World Tour kicks off in Austria this week. June 15-19, fans on site in Innsbruck, and around the world via Red Bull TV, can look forward to:
- 5 days of racing and contests from the heart of the Austrian Alps.
- 7 live events, bringing together the best mountain bikers in the world at Bikepark Innsbruck.
- 5 events live and on demand on Red Bull TV.
- 9 hours of live coverage on Red Bull TV.
- For the first time ever, live coverage of the Whip-Offs, hosted by Eliot Jackson, live on @redbullbike TikTok.
The above will feature 414 riders from around the world, including pro, amateur and CWNEXT (next gen junior amateur) athletes.
We’re talking, the world’s top Slopestyle and freeride mountain bikers (Johansson, Goomes, Rogatkin, Haz, Lemoine, Buchanan, Fedko, Nogueira…), all-rounders at the top of the game (Verbeeck, van Steenbergen, Hines, Loron, Astle, Pene, Scott, Slavik…), and DH specialists (Höll, the Seagraves, the Hannahs, Blenkinsop, Hoffman, Iles, Hastings, Brannigan, Edwards…).
Oh yes, it’s going to be one heck of a party.
Get a preview of all the athletes making tracks to Crankworx Innsbruck here: crankworx.com/news/preliminary-rider-lists-released-for-crankworx-innsbruck-2022/
The full roster of Pro events includes (events marked with an * will be available to watch live and on demand on Red Bull TV):
- Wednesday, June 15: Official European Whip-Off Championships presented by POC
- Thursday, June 16: Specialized Dual Slalom Innsbruck presented by Thule*
- Thursday, June 16: Rockshox Pump Track Challenge Innsbruck*
- Friday, June 17: CLIF Speed & Style Innsbruck*
- Saturday, June 18: Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle*
- Saturday, June 18: Official Unofficial Scrub-Off
- Sunday, June 19: deuter Downhill Innsbruck presented by Raiffeisen Club*
Get the full schedule here: crankworx.com/innsbruck/schedule/
Red Bull TV broadcast details: redbull.com/ca-en/event-series/crankworx
After a few weeks of rain, the sun is shining on Bikepark Innsbruck, with last minute buffing and shaping getting courses primed ahead of Wednesday’s launch.
Key changes to watch for this year include updates to the Slopestyle and Dual Slalom courses.
Two course edits will be ready to challenge riders this year. The 280m course will feature a start-drop, dirt to dirt (8m distance – replacing the canon log), dirt-stepdown (9m distance), left hip, right hip, whale-tale in, whale-tale out, finish jump (4-5m), and quarter pipe at the finish coral (new for 2022!!).
This year an extension to the top of the Dual Slalom track will see riders battling it out over 200m through a maze of five berms and rollers, ending in grass turns.
Those planning to get in on the action on site can still grab tickets, or sign up to get a next-level behind-the-scenes experience (with great perks) by signing up to volunteer.
Schedule and details for all events to come during Crankworx Innsbruck 2022: crankworx.com
Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle will be live on Red Bull TV in all markets but the US, where it will be live on ESPN+. The US audience will be able to watch a replay of the slopestyle on Red Bull TV as soon as it becomes available.
All other disciplines (DH, Dual Slalom, Speed and Style and Pumptrack) will remain live globally (including the US) on Red Bull TV.
Photos for media use: CWX Media Drive
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.