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Slick Mik & Kintner the crusher win Crankworx A-Line

After a month-long dry stretch, Mother Nature decided to throw an extra challenge at racers in today's Fox Air DH at Crankworx Whistler. But neither greasy conditions nor recent injuries could slow down the world's top racers - Jill Kintner (USA) topped the Pro Women's podium for the second year in a row, while Mick Hannah (AUS) got back in the game in a big way, returning to competition leaving fear and a recent shoulder injury behind him.

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Aug 14, 2014

In a display of strength, endurance and, at the end of the day, love of the track, Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas (COL) has taken first place in the Garbanzo DH at Crankworx Whistler for the second year in a row."I felt really good while coming down - I was pedaling hard, I was hitting all of my lines," said Gutierrez. "I just enjoyed it, and at the end the time showed that I did a good job."  

An all-American top four battled for the Crankworx Whistler podium in both the Small Final and Big Final of the CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style, with Kyle Strait (USA) eventually coming out on top."Must be something in the water down there," said second place rider Greg Watts (USA) who also noted that all the riders were from California. Ryan Howard (USA) beat out Barry Nobles (USA) in the Small Final for the final podium spot.

Race Ushers in First Day of Festival with Speed, Photo-Finishes and the Clanging of Cowbells Crankworx Whistler has crowned its first champions of 2014. Jean Ann Berkenpas (CAN) has taken the top spot in the Pro Women's Fat Tire Crit, while Craig Richey (CAN) squeaked through after a tight final few laps in the Pro Men's race.  

Three days ahead of the start of Crankworx Whistler, one of the most closely guarded secrets of the mountain biking festival has been unveiled. Organizers have released the details for this year's course for the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized, the sixth round of the Enduro World Series (EWS). The race will take place on Sunday, August 10, bringing together the best riders in the sport to battle it out for the highest prize purse in the Enduro world.  

The venue for round 5 of the World Cup Downhill, Mont-Sainte-Anne, never provides a dull day of racing, and yesterday was no exception. Unfortunately for Trek World Racing the solid preparation and fast pace in practice didn't translate into the results the riders deserved, but nevertheless there were some positive highlights to a tricky day. George Brannigan's best ever result at Mont-Sainte-Anne over the years he's been racing here was a 17th, so his improvement from 26th in qualifying up...

Switzerland's Kathrin Stirnemann (Sabine Spitz Haibike) gave Northwave and Extreme Tech MTB Plus another World Cup win in an exciting season: on Friday August 1st, the 25-year-old athlete won Cross Country Eliminator World Cup stage 4 in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada, beating Jenny Rissveds and Lisa Mitterbauer.  

In less than two weeks time, athletes and fans from around the world will descend upon Whistler in celebration of all things mountain bike from August 8 to 17. Comebacks, rivalries and high stakes - they all come together during Crankworx. The energy of competition becomes especially palpable during some of the fan-favourite events that take place over the 10 day tournament, including the CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style, the Official Whip-Off World Championships and the Ultimate Pump Track...

"With a sigh of relief, I crossed the finish line with an enjoyable cruise down the mountain and I had won! I took even more confidence from seeing that my time was still pretty good for the stage. There was one last thing to put the icing on the cake for the team and the weekend...Richie smashed the last stage, took the last stage win, took 2nd overall, and made it a Yeti clean sweep of the stages. What a way to round out three days of racing! Then, as another added bonus, Rosara also put...

It was a weekend full of success and titles for Northwave's cross country riders, taking part to their respective National Championships on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of July. First in time was Spaniard Juan Antonio Hermida, who earned the eight National title of his career in front of Carlos Colona wearing his Extreme Tech MTB Plus shoes.

It was a real thriller of a final at Swatch Prime Line Munich today. Dark thunder clouds loomed over Munich's Olympic Park as finals were about to begin. Once the crowd had gathered to witness the action, the weather gods were kind and cleared the sky. Right on point, the 16 qualified riders dropped in, in heats of 4, pulling everything out the bag to make into the finals. In the end, Frenchman Louis Reboul grabbed the top spot on the podium, leaving Swatch Proteam rider Sam Pilgrim (GBR) and...

The ā€˛Munich Action Sports Heroes" are heading towards the start gates. 24 top riders from no less than 12 different nations are making their way to the Bavarian capital to take part in the FMB World Tour Gold event Swatch Prime Line Munich. Who is going to show the biggest banger tricks? And who is brave enough to ride the first ever full loop in a FMB World Tour contest? We will find out on Sunday, July 20th at the Olympia Park in Munich (GER). Starting at 04.30 pm the riders will drop into...

At the end of a gnarly day of racing in the French Alps, Gee Atherton (GBR) and Myriam Nicole (FRA) sat atop it all in the Polygon Air DH-iXS European Cup. Atherton's finish, with a time of 3:35:62, won the men's elite category, while Nicole topped the women's podium with a time of 4:06:60. Atherton's commanding win, with a time nearly three seconds faster than the second place rider, wraps up his third year of Crankworx Les 2 Alpes with an unbroken record - he's won the event every year...

After a commanding second run, Anthony Messere (CAN) has taken the win at the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle. With a final score of 90.50, Messere's win makes him the first Diamond Series winner on the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Series for 2014, and the toast of Crankworx and the mountain bike world. "The feeling is just insane. It feels like I'm in a dream," said Messere after the win. "I'm so happy to be here, and I'm so happy to be standing here right now. Everybody absolutely...

Cam Zink (USA) proved that he is the master of both speed and style yesterday, claiming top spot in the GT Dual Speed & Style at Crankworx in Les 2 Alpes. The event kicked off the second day of competition in the French Alps. "I feel great," said Zink from the finish corral. "Definitely starting off the fourth of July right."  

The last rider, Greg Lee of Hawaii, has successfully crossed the finish line of the BC Bike Race in Whistler Village. "I think if I knew what this really involved I would have bailed and said I'm not ready, so in a way it was nice that I was busy with my life and had a rude awakening. BC Bike Race made the worst mountain biker in the history of the race come here and dramatically improve his skills. I'll be back when I'm really ready for this."  

Happy Fourth of July to our neighbors across the border! Stage 6 of the BC Bike Race presented by Shimano in Squamish was a day for fireworks as the trails exploded with riders. It was also Industry Day for friends of the BCBR. 86 riders from the cycling industry and friends of the race from across the province joined in the journey of the 600 racers on the course that is most often voted the riders favorite.  

Stage five of the BC Bike Race presented by Clif Bar is the last half of the two-day point to point tour of the Sunshine Coast. It's a legacy course that intertwines both the old format of stage races which satisfy a puritanical desire to worked hard to say you went somewhere, and the newer definition of riding miles for smiles.