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Play the Crankworx Fantasy Competition and you could be on your way to Innsbruck or Les Gets

Whistler, B.C., Tuesday, March 14
—Win a mountain biking dream trip to Europe and pick your destination with the latest Crankworx Fantasy Contest.

This summer, you could touch down in the Portes du Soleil, for Crankworx Les Gets, and venture to the epicenter of freestyle action, Crankworx Innsbruck, as the gravity world descends on Europe.

“This is going to be a magical summer for mountain biking. We’re launching a new festival in Innsbruck, a new bike park location in the heart of the Alps, and returning to an historic centre for gravity riding, Les Gets.

“And all you have to do to come along is build a winning team of your favourite mountain biking stars, then tune in to Crankworx Rotorua later this month to see how it all unfolds,” says Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx General Manager.

Sign up for the Crankworx Fantasy Contest opens today at fantasy.crankworx.com, and closes on the last day of competition, April 2.

Every entrant is automatically sent regular fantasy player tips in the Crankworx Fantasy Newsletter and it’s a great way to stay in touch for broadcast times. Whether a brand new fan, or seasoned rider, it’s entirely possible the trip could be yours as last season’s winner, new mountain biker and casual fan, Amanda Chingman, found out.

“I think all fantasy sports have some element of luck to them, so being disconnected, somewhat, from the sport, I perhaps was able to pick people others might have passed over,” says Chingman. “You don’t have to be Rachel Atherton to win this competition. Anyone can win and that’s what often makes competitions like this very fun for everyone.”

The league is free to enter and open to fans in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, France and Germany who have reached the age of majority where they reside. The grand prize includes a five-day trip to either Crankworx Les Gets or Crankworx Innsbruck, and the lucky winner will receive complementary VIP tickets, accommodation and $500 CAN spending money for building the winning team of athletes from those competing at Crankworx Rotorua.

Riders included in the Fantasy Contest are assigned a value for each event they race based on their relative success in the sport. Snag Troy Brosnan (AUS) as one of your downhill riders, for example, and you will be getting a bankable man with impressive odds for the win—though it will limit your ability to stack on more top performers. Flush out a prospective superstar like Dakotah Norton—a  cheaper steal with podium finishes, but few 2016 results—and you just might find a little extra bang for your buck in your roster.

Each season Crankworx works hard to build new options into the game and the Crankworx Rotorua Fantasy Contest will launch a number of awesome new features:

Follow along by watching all four LIVE broadcasts, and check in for updates in the fantasy database following each competition.

Miss an event? Don’t worry! You can see the full broadcast, following each event on CWX TV, available on Crankworx.com and YouTube, following each show. The final, the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza, will remain on the homepage of Crankworx.com for three days following the event. It will also remain available on Red Bull TV.

Events involved in the Crankworx Rotorua Fantasy Contest include:

Crankworx Rotorua Broadcast schedule:
Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style
Thursday, March 30                    Wednesday, March 29
17h00-19h00 NZDT                     9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. PDT
6h00-8h00 CEST

Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox
Friday, March 31                           Thursday, March 30
19h00-21h00 NZDT                     11:00 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1) PDT
8h00-10h00 CEST

Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by iXS
Saturday, April 1                            Friday, March 31
16h00-18h00 NZDT                     8:00 p.m.- 10 p.m. PDT
5h00-7h00 CEST

Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza
Sunday, April 2                               Saturday, April 1
11:30-14:30 NZST                          4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. PDT
01h30-4h30 CEST

All four events in the quest for the Triple Crown of Slopestyle are broadcast LIVE, on all your devices exclusively on Red Bull TV and Crankworx.com. The Rotorua Slopestyle event, the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza, is the finale of the festival, on April 1 and April 2, 2017, depending on time zone. Please check the listings below.

Media kit: http://bit.ly/2jZhu0x
Definitions of disciplines: http://bit.ly/2ldrohr
Get to know the stars: http://bit.ly/2lDSIV8
Image attached:
Adrien Loron in the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox
Image cutline:
Flying Frenchman Adrien Loron will be worth a pretty penny on the pump track, but he might be a diamond in the rough in the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by iXS.
Image databank: http://bit.ly/1JB158w

Media contact:
Jennifer Smith
Crankworx Communications                                   Location: Whistler, British Columbia
Phone: 604-848-8801                                                               Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time


The Crankworx World Tour drops into the next dimension, where gravity knows no bounds. Four stops, one space for infinite creativity. Rotorua, New Zealand. Les Gets, France. Innsbruck, Austria – and home to its Canadian home base in Whistler, British Columbia. Push the perception of what’s possible and charge into the unimaginable.

Shaping the next dimension