Replay: Downhill - Crankworx Rotorua 2020

Mar 7, 2020
by Pinkbike Staff  

18:45pm: Anneke Beerten on course. Current leader as we start the live broadcast is Vinny Armstrong with a 3:26.40.

18:49pm: Georgia Astle goes second fastest with six riders to go.

18:51pm: Reigning Queen of Crankworx Vaea Verbeeck goes into the green near the end of the course but doesn't hold onto it through to the finish, going into second and leaving Vinny Armstrong in the hot seat.

18:53pm: A bruised Casey Brown goes into fifth.

18:55pm: Jill Kintner goes into the hot seat!! Three riders to go.

18:58pm: Just out of the Juniors, Mille Johnset was in the green right near the end. A late run mistake puts her into third place.

19:01pm: A mechanical for Kate Weatherly. All eyes on Tracey Hannah, the last rider on course.

19:02pm: 12 seconds up at split 1 for Tracey Hannah!!

19:04pm: Tracey Hannah finishes first, 24.38 seconds ahead of Jill Kintner! Jill Kintner is leading the hunt for Queen of Crankworx and extends her lead over Vaea Verbeeck heading into Crankworx Innsbruck.

19:10pm: Troy Brosnan is helping out with the commentating in Rotorua due to a sore neck, but will be at Innsbruck and Whistler. Live broadcast of the men's race coming up soon.

19:13pm: Men's broadcast kicks off with Charles Makea. Louis Hamilton is currently in the hot seat.

19:18pm: Sam Gale goes fastest after a gorgeous scrub in the final section, 0.60 in the green.

19:20pm: Kieran Bennet smashes the time and is the new leader.

19:22pm: Austin Warren is your new leader, gaining valuable points for King of Crankworx with just 14 riders to go.

19:23pm: Kaos Seagrave on course, but back at the first split.

19:37pm: Men's broadcast is back on. Brook Macdonald is in the commentator's booth being interviewed by Cam McCaul, Andrew Neethling, and Eliot Jackson.

19:41pm: Tuoto-Ariki Pene on course.

19:47pm: Mick Hannah goes into the green on his mud spikes and smashes the time with a 3:00.16, almost 5 seconds ahead of Austin Warren!!

19:50pm: Joe Breeden slots into second place.

19:52pm: George Brannigan goes into second place now ahead of Joe Breeden and Austin Warren. Mick Hannah is still in the lead.

19:55pm: Bernard Kerr, Sam Blenkinsop and Mark Wallace still to come.

20:03pm: Sam Blenkinsop goes second behind Mick Hannah. A flat for Mark Wallace so it's Hannah, Blenkinsop, Brannigan on the podium.

Check out the full RIDER LIST for more.


  • 10 0
 Once again, no camera in the larches. That's where the race is won and lost.
  • 8 0
 Hope it's more than the gate and the finish.
  • 23 0
 It's Crankworx. Of course it will be the gate and finish. How else can they show 30mins of riding and an hour and a half of Cam McCaul in a two hour broadcast?
  • 6 0
 Not really looking forward to it because as @neimbc mentioned, it's probably going to be just the gate and finish, like all the other Crankworxs
  • 16 12
 No disrespect at all.... But Needles needs to go. His commentary over the last week was flat. Despite his vast experience and knowledge. Sometimes that doesn't translate into being a decent media personality. Sorry but he was hard to listen to.
  • 9 3
 I really like having him up there, very pleasant to listen to. Good counterpart to cams drama emphasis. For me a good mix with the two.
  • 12 1
 I personally find Cam Ms tone grating, combined with the north american style commentary of constant gibbering makes him really hard to listen too for more than a few minutes.
  • 3 1
i know what you feels a bit acted and exaggerating sometimes which may feel not a 100% authentic. but on the other hand i always try to take the people however they are and be ok with it. I talked to him once at crankworxs in les gets and he took his time. was really nice talking to him though.
  • 4 0
 Not everyone can be Rob Warner.
  • 2 0
 Alot of forced boring conversation to fill the time, and then exaggerating the excitement of nearly everything. The FIM e bike race last year had better commentary.
  • 1 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I agree, they (Needles and Cam) simply talk too much. Brooke and Elliot hardly got a few words in.
  • 8 3
 lol, imagine being sponsored by an oil company! no heat its good for her but it's a bummer they are getting their hands into Mtb
  • 10 10
 not any worse than having red bull or monster as a sponser
  • 9 2
 @mtb-scotland: actually much worse looking into climate crisis. Bikes and oil? Wtf?
  • 2 3
 @dj100procentenduro: bikes need lubrication. oil products are part of life. We are not getting any from them any time soon.
  • 2 2
 @mtb-scotland: What about putting casings over the chain, keeps oil on the chain where is doing the job
Can even use better oil that sticks to the chain & does not get dirty?
  • 6 1
 @mtb-scotland: It's far far worse than an energy drink as your sponsor. It's not even vaguely in the same ballpark as the oil industry.
  • 1 3
 @aljoburr: @mtb-scotland or just b normal and say fk off to climate change
  • 5 0
 hey Redbull TV the parts you need to film are all the people coming down the big dusty mountain on the two wheeled things..
  • 5 0
 Really Hannah...
  • 3 0
 It's only 24+ seconds. :-/
  • 5 0
 Yes Mick!
  • 3 0
 Terrible coverage. Out of a 3 minute run you get to see 1 minute of the run.
  • 5 1
  • 1 0
 replay not working via lg tv. " video start failure-video source cannot be loaded.
  • 1 0
 Coming up, going down.
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