Aussie Domination: Caroline Buchanan and Jayce Cunning Triumph at Crankworx Innsbruck Pump Track Challenge
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA, June 24, 2023 – Super Saturday at Crankworx Innsbruck was one for the books with the Thule Slopestyle Innsbruck event to start the day and then the Crankworx Innsbruck Pump Track Challenge presented by Raiffeisen Club to keep the party going. Pump track masterclass riders, Jayce Cunning and Caroline Buchanan continue to reign supreme in this discipline taking the gold medal for Pro Men and Women, respectively.
Kiwi rider Tuhoto-Ariki Pene battled the Australian in the gold-medal round, but he was no match for Cunning’s speed and precision on this track. Buchanan’s prowess on the pump track gained her an advantage of 1.040 seconds off her gold-medal round competitor, Christa von Niederhausern. Rounding out the podium, we saw the reigning King of Crankworx take the bronze medal after qualifying first in the men’s field. The track was rumoured to be getting faster as the day progressed, as did the second and third place qualifiers. Martha Gill takes home the bronze medal for the pro women’s category, her first Crankworx pump track podium.
60-Second Event Recap – Crankworx Innsbruck Pump Track Challenge presented by Raiffeisen Club
Results – Crankworx Innsbruck Pump Track Challenge presented by Raiffeisen Club
- Caroline Buchanan (AUS) // Jayce Cunning (AUS)
- Christa von Niederhausern (SUI) // Tuhoto-Ariki Pene (NZL)
- Martha Gill (GBR) // Bas van Steenbergen (CAN)
Pro Women Ladders here.
Pro Men Ladders here.
Event replay: Red Bull Bike
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