Crankworx Les 2 Alpes 2012 - SRAM Dual Speed & Style Results+Replay

Jul 12, 2012
by Scott Secco  
Cam Zink came up clutch again in the finals, throwing a huge backflip mid-run and ending it with a flip nac-nac to take the win from Nico Vink. In the small final it was a battle between too hometown heroes (Lemaine and Derbier are both French). Lemaine's trickery took the win as a barspin and superman narrowly beat out the speed of Derbier.

Results

1. Cam Zink
2. Nico Vink
3. Tomas Lemaine
4. Quentin Derbier

the double SRAM wall ride. Definitely on of the most shoot feature today
  The double SRAM wall ride. Definitely one of the most photographed features today.

Kyle Strait practiced a lot today and showed great action and tricks.
  Kyle Strait practiced a lot today, and it showed in his runs with some great tricks.

Sick MIck. Of course he was racing this one as well.. he showed a nice no hander on a road gap. bad luck for him that was with a dirt jumper on the first heat.
  Sick Mick - of course he was racing this one as well. He threw a nice no hander on the road gap, but it was bad luck for him that he faced a dirt jumper in the first heat.

the beautiful weather and the great action warmed up the crowd here in Deux Alpes before the weekend.
  The beautiful weather and the great action warmed up the crowd here in Deux Alpes before the weekend.

Starting gate
  Starting gate

the upper part of the course before the road gap
  The upper part of the course before the road gap

and the road gap that Sam Reynolds flipped several times.. bad luck for him he crashed in a turn before the final jump where he pulled anyhow another flip.
  The road gap that Sam Reynolds flipped several times... bad luck for him though, he crashed in a turn before the final jump (where he pulled another flip anyway).

and this is cam Zink flipping his way down on the road gap as well
  Cam Zink flipping his way down on the road gap as well

Kyle Strait off the wall-ride
  Kyle Strait off the wall-ride

another angle on the wall ride.
  Another angle on the wall ride.

and Tyler McCaul with the glacier on the background
  Tyler McCaul with the glacier on the background

perfect sync for Strait and Zink
  Perfect sync for Strait and Zink

Zink flipping the last feature
  Zink flipping the last feature

Tomas Lemaine on his way down
  Tomas Lemaine on his way down

winner Zink
  Winner: Zink

podium zink vink Lemaine
  Podium: Zink, Vink, Lemaine

Catch the REPLAY here



What do you think of this style of racing? Should it be a World Cup race?



34 Comments

  • + 57
 That question is utterly retarded. No, speed and style should not be a world cup race because it is not just a race and has no correlation to world cup level of competition. It should be in many events like Crankworx and Sea Otter and al sorts of large events like so.
  • + 19
 Not to mention the UCI would find some way of screwing everything up... haha
  • + 4
 I think this event was sponsored by sram
  • + 2
 i like turtles
  • + 3
 racing and any thing with style should stay seperate
  • + 1
 World Cup, for sure no ! To finish canceled like the 4X... On another organisation like FMB Tour : why not !
  • + 18
 speed & style is so fun to watch!
  • + 8
 I don't think it should be a world cup sport because it's judged. World cup sports are races in which there is a winner based on who finished first. There's no taking seconds off of a run because a backflip. I think trick contests should stay trick contests and races should stay races Smile
  • + 7
 Based on that theory you may as well remove half of the Olympic sports.
  • + 1
 hahahaha.... gymnastic, please don't remove wushu, or Jackie Chan may send you a fist
  • + 5
 That Rocked!!! Really fun to watch. Reckon they should make those wall rides out of a tough see through plastic, that would be some trippy shit for the riders if they hit it at the same time Big Grin
  • + 2
 It was a laugh watching them all hitting that and yesterday and misjudging it, one French lad nearly ended up in the crowd!
  • + 4
 No, because the UCI are weenies and they'll completely miss the point of the race, neuter it with rules, and finally blame the failure on the fact that no one is actually interested in that style of racing.
  • + 4
 the best run was Zink vs Strait, that first jump was great and the wallride was done with perfect timing... it´s a shame watching strait falling on that berm the final time would be really close
  • + 1
 Course looked too dry to me, especially after seeing a couple of people blow through berms like that.
  • + 1
 I've been waiting for this genre to come about, it simply goes together with many of the other action sport competitions (mainly XGames). They have speed & style in MX and with a lot of the riders both excelling in DH and jumping (Zink, Fairclogh, Semenuk, McCaul, the list goes on) I see no reason why we can't get at least a few competitions thrown together.

As for a world cup event/race? Not sure that's needed, I think the riders would prefer to compete for money straight up. But points for a big trophy is always fun too....but as soon as you introduce the world cup environment, a lot of the money, sponsors etc. have to fall in line, sometimes they can be problematic and political, but in the biking world, it seems the sponsors are all pretty great companies.
  • + 4
 It was surprisingly fun to watch. Yes, Absolutely.
  • + 2
 It's Tomas Lemoine not Lemaine Smile

That was an awesome event, I am impatient to see the slopestyle friday & saturday.
  • + 2
 speed and style should not be a world cup race, what about 4X uh?
  • + 1
 The dude that is interviewing the guy, is rocking Cam mcauls flannel from Strength in numbers
  • + 2
 That was one poorly edited SRAM commercial... uh I mean event video
  • + 1
 It's a mix of styles and promotes pogresion wihin our sport. It's all good for me.
  • + 1
 AWESOME!
I want to try on such type of race!)
  • + 1
 Seriously, who came up with such a stupid question?
  • + 1
 Reynolds would've placed if he didn't bail !
  • + 1
 the french have speed but the states have tricks
  • + 1
 what bike does zink rides?
  • + 1
 good events..
  • + 1
 This looked awesome!
  • - 3
 why the hell not! but then itll bring all the new rules and bike types with it! could produce some interesting bikes! bring it on i say....variety is the spice of life. if ya dont like it, dont do it.
  • + 1
 lol at that question
  • - 1
 Yes it should!

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