ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND March 18, 2023 — Crankworx Rotorua is set to launch the 2023 world tour over the next seven days. Kicking things off tomorrow, the RockShox Taniwha DH from the Whakarewarewa and Tītokorangi forest in Rotorua with more cameras to capture more of the action for fans following along from home.

Live Coverage + Event Insights

All five broadcasts during Crankworx Rotorua 2023 will be live on Red Bull TV (times below are listed in local NZDT – event links include viewers’ local Red Bull TV times): redbull.com/nz-en/events/crankworx-world-tour-rotorua

RockShox Taniwha Downhill

Louise Ferguson taking the top seeding position of the Elite Women’s field in the RockShox Taniwha DH | Photographer: Clint Trahan

Crankworx Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by Torpedo7

“The fans here in Rotorua are so good, this is what we live for,” Caroline Buchanan said, basking in her 2022 Pump Track gold-medal glory.  | Photographer: Clint Trahan

Speed & Style Rotorua

Tomas Lemoine on his way to earn a Speed & Style gold medal sweep of the 2022 Crankworx World Tour | Photographer: Clint Trahan

Dual Slalom Rotorua

Jackson Frew battling it out against Tomas Slavik for the top step of the 2022 Specialized Dual Slalom Rotorua. | Photographer: Clint Trahan

Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza

2022 Winner of the Triple Crown of Slopestyle & the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship winner, Emil Johansson. | Photographer: Clint Trahan


Crankworx will be providing fans with a complete Crankworx experience through its social media channels (InstagramTikTok, and YouTube), in addition to live coverage. This includes exclusive behind-the-scenes content and event highlights featuring athletes immersing themselves in the festival, trails, and adventures in this renowned destination, which has become one of the ultimate playgrounds for mountain bikers around the globe.

Stay tuned for updates on Crankworx Rotorua as they come, and stay up to date with all things Crankworx: 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.