Crankworx Rotorua has established itself as an exciting race season opener, and the New Zealand event lived up to its promise once again. This past weekend, Kenda athletes competed in all disciplines from Enduro to Air DH, and landed on the top step of the podium an impressive FIVE times!
Kyle Straittook the first win of the weekend when he beat Bas van Steenbergen in the final round of Dual Slalom.
Friday was the day ofJordy Scott- at only 18 years old, the young American first won the women's Dual Speed & Style, and then beat the reigning Queen of Crankworx, Jill Kintner, in the pumptrack event later that evening.
The downhill race was the last race of the event on Sunday. The track was rough with deep dust, lots of off-camber sections and steep, root-filled sections in the woods.Tracey Hannahtook the win here with a smooth and aggressive run, with a whopping 24-second margin. BrotherMick Hannahtook the top step in a stacked men's field by 1.41 seconds.
A perfect way to start the season, and congratulations to all the riders!
Tracey and Mick Hannah both took the top step at the downhill race on Sunday. Photo: Henry Jaine
Tracey Hannah won by an impressive 24-second margin.
Mick Hannah dominated in a stacked men's field.
Never count out Kyle Strait! Strait won Dual Slalom.
Youngster Jordy Scott took the win two times. First at Dual Speed & Style...