9 HOURS OF LIVE MOUNTAIN BIKING COMING TO RED BULL TV FOR FINAL CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR STOP OF 2021
ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND November 3, 2021 — The stage is set. The players are locked in. The countdown is over.
Since June, Crankworx has brought together some of the best athletes in the world from multiple disciplines to compete and celebrate mountain bike culture, bringing the world along for the ride. With two stops behind them, only one remains for the masters of skill, style and speed.
It’s go time on the final stop of the 2021 Crankworx World Tour. Starting tomorrow, Crankworx Rotorua goes live to the world.
November 4 to 7 will see nine hours of mountain bike coverage broadcast live from New Zealand, all available on Red Bull TV.
What’s coming? Here’s a wee taste:
- CLIF Speed & Style Rotorua presented by Mons Royale – Caroline Buchanan returns to Crankworx, ready to get amongst a strong women’s field whose 2021 has been all about one thing: record-breaking progression.
- Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by Gull – With a stellar track record on Mount Ngongotaha, the Kiwis are on. Sam Blenkinsop, Brook Macdonald and George Brannigan are here to show the world what they’ve got.
- Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza – The event win, the Slopestyle World Championship, the Triple Crown. They’re all on the line for one man. Could this be the biggest pay day in mountain bike competition history?
- Rockshox Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by Torpedo7 – Go the locals. Qualifiers have wrapped on the Pump Track, and in the top or close, the Kiwi riders are on track to shine. Watch for Billy Meaclam (who qualied first) and Tuhoto Ariki-Pene (qualifying second) to challenge past winner Tomas Lemoine, and Jenna Hastings (qualifying third) and Shania Rawson (fourth qualifier) to give Kialani Hines (first qualifier) a run for her money.
- Specialized Dual Slalom Rotorua – The final race of the season, this will be where the final King and Queen points are claimed. Can Vaea Verbeeck and Bas van Steenbergen assert their dominance in this discipline and seal the deal on their overall wins?
Details and schedule for all the live broadcasts can be found here: https://www.redbull.com/nz-en/events/crankworx-rotorua
For those looking to get in on the action, Crankworx Medal Predictor gives fans the chance to guess the winners for Slopestyle, with bonus points available for flexing their Crankworx trivia muscles.
Up for grabs is a STATUS Complete Bike. Prize details: https://www.specialized.com/
Play Crankworx Medal Predictor: https://www.redbull.com/int-en/projects/crankworx-world-tour-winner-predictor#/dashboard
Get all the details of the 2021 Crankworx World Tour: crankworx.com
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.