2013 - Crankworx - Giant Dual Slalom

Aug 17, 2013
by Colin Meagher  
  Start here. And prepare to get dirty.

Atkinson versus the T-rex.
  Atkinson versus T-rex.

  No start shack to shelter the racers from the steady rain during the Gian Dual Slalom Pro races; just get on the blocks and go.

Ride it like you stole it... beware CCTV in operation.
  Ride it like you stole it... beware CCTV in operation.

The rain has been threatening to come down on Crankworx all week but today it delivered. Welcome to the wet coast.
  The rain has been threatening to come down on Crankworx all week, but today it delivered. Welcome to the wet coast.

Marcelo Gutierrez taking on Bren-dawg. The Dawg took the day against the Columbian strongman--must have been the new aerodynamic haircut the Scott rider got just before the pro race.
  Marcelo Gutierrez taking on Bren-dawg. The Dawg took the day against the Columbian strongman--must have been the new, aerodynamic haircut the Scott rider got just before the pro race.

Log cabin viewpoint
  With the steady rain during the event, spectators were down, but there were a few dry places to soak in the racing action. Log cabin viewpoint from the Joyride Course.

Ben Leslie and Brian Hunt going toe to toe in the first round.
  Ben Leslie and Brian Hunt going toe to toe in the first round.

  Bernard Kerr taking down Kirt Voreis.

It takes two to dance the dance the dance of the giant slalom
  It takes two to dance the dance the dance of the giant slalom

Fabian Cousine against Bernard Kerr. Kerr was distracted by a rather fetching lady mid way down the track lost a pedal and Cous Cous took the win. My girlfriend is here so no distractions for me. -Cous Cous.
  Two rounds later, it was Fabian Cousine taking down Kerr and going into the semis.

2 months of record breaking blue skies over Vancouver and now this... We ll need better luck for the slopestyle.
  2 months of record breaking blue skies over Vancouver and now this... We'll need better luck for the slopestyle.

Guido Tschugg flashing his brand new Ghost model in the rain.
  Guido Tschugg flashing his brand new Ghost model in the rain.

Nice to have a bit of spy vs. spy action with the Danny Hart going up against team mate Andrew Neethling. Or is that Rockstar vs. Rockstar Hart took Needles.
  Nice to have a bit of spy vs. spy action, with the Danny Hart going up against team mate Andrew Neethling. Or is that Rockstar vs. Rockstar? Hart took Needles but washed out against Ryan Hunt.

The two Rockstars go head to head in the unmistakably Giant Slalom.
  The two Rockstars go head to head in the unmistakably 'Giant' Slalom.

Jill and Bryn. In it to win it.
  Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson pushing back up for the final against Caroline Buchanan. In it to win it.

  In Round one of the Women's final, it was Buchanan edging out Kintner in round one...

2013 Crankworx images
  ...but Kintner came back strong on the pedals after they swapped tracks and took the win.

Surprise fighter of the night Connor Fearon going against Enrique Genova in this shot the Aussie racing for Kona made it all the way into the final before coming home second to Graem Mudd.
  Surprise fighter of the night in the Pro men: Connor Fearon marched through the field, here going against Enrique Genova in the semi final and taking the win.

Graeme Mudd pulling in the last reigns on Connor Fearon.
  In the Pro Men's final, though, Fearon's luck ran out; Graeme Mudd pulling in the last reigns on the Kona rider in the final.

Mudd strongest man on the hill lifts his ride in the Whistler mist.
  Mudd, strongest man on the hill, lifts his ride in the Whistler mist.

Jill can t stop winning.
  Jill can't stop winning.

3 for 3 this weekend. She won t be racing Canadian Open but she is all geared up for Worlds.
  3 for 3 this weekend. Kintner won't be racing Canadian Open, but she is all geared up for Worlds.


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14 Comments

  • 35 2
 STRAYA
  • 7 1
 Yeeeeeww!
  • 19 1
 "I don't see a single raindrop in Australia." "Me bike gets muddy."
  • 2 0
 classic sam hill quote Big Grin
  • 2 0
 IN THE US BUT A STRAYAN CITIZEN AT HEART ALWAYS
  • 1 0
 If you guys wana send some of that rain down to so-cal it would be greatly appreciated by all riders and builders alike.
  • 8 0
 "slick" pinkbike please stop being modest.
  • 2 0
 Anytime you put Colin's photographs along side other photographers the difference is clear. He's got the skills. Cheers
  • 1 0
 Girl's smile is always the best ending possible.
  • 1 0
 it is Colombian, not Columbian.
  • 3 2
 WOW~!NICE~!
  • 1 1
 yeah kinter get in

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