Men 1- Mitch Ropelato (Defending Champ) 2- Troy Brosnan 3- Cody Johnson 4- Martin Soderstrom
Women 1- Jill Kintner (Defending Champ) 2- Micayla Gatto 3- Melissa Buhl 4- Steffi Marth
The trophy for the winner...
Mitch Ropelato wins the pumptrack challenge on the new Specialized P-Slope
Jill Kintner taking the win.
Troy Brosnan is back and was going head to head with Sidney Slotegraaf on the pumptrack in one of the first rounds.
Cody Johnson was absolutely slaying it. The kid came in 3rd overall.
Martin Soderstrom is always the entertainer, and fast to boot. 4th in pumptrack, with tailwhips, bar spins and massive whips over the last double.
Glenn West vs Ryan Hunt.
Heat two with Troy Brosnan taking the pass on the inside and in the air.
Yuki Kushima (outside line) and Martin Soderstrom getting rowdy.
Stoke amongst the racers was one of the things that made this event so cool to see.
GoPros Jaymo with handheld go pro rig from Camtrol, equipped with a rode shotgun mic and everything.
The man himself, Troy Lee, drops in to check out the pumptrack action and grab a beverage.
Evan, getting his party on in the beer garden.
Martin Soderstrom railing the inside of the first berm vs Bren-dawg.
Fairclough keepin an eye on the ball, but this corner was a tough one to hang onto a lead. The inside line was so fast, that almost no lead was safe at this point.
Micayla Gatto was pretty bummed that she couldn't race a full World Cup this season... next year. Here we see her taking down Casey Brown.
Sequins make the girl.
The outside line of the second berm was getting worked - trackside gnomes went to work on it between rounds--water, shovel, and pound.
Soderstrom turning everything into a trick jump...
There's something not quite right about that front wheel on Troy Brosnan's ride in this berm... Wish I'd held the trigger down for a few frames more...
Gatto vs Kintner. Gatto had the advantage in this round of the finals heat, but she had too big of a deficit to overcome from the first round: the win went to Kintner. The fact that Kintner was riding here, let alone won, after getting a rod stuffed into her arm 6 weeks ago is amazing.
Ropelato was not getting past Brosnan in this, the second round of the final heat, but Brosnan's crash the round before dug him too deep of a hole to overcome Mitch's advantage.