Press Release: Crankworx
Hey, 2021. We’ve got a little something for you…
We. Are. Back. And inviting the best riders in the world along for the ride.
June 16-20, Crankworx Innsbruck will return to its spring home in the calendar, bringing the action to Bikepark Innsbruck for the fifth year.
What can you expect? Live coverage on Red Bull TV of racing, competition and good times in the mountains with friends, featuring the world’s best mountain bikers.
Live broadcast action will include:
Thursday, June 17: Dual Slalom Innsbruck
Thursday, June 17: RockShox Innsbruck Pump Track Challenge
Friday, June 18: CLIF Speed & Style Innsbruck
Saturday, June 19: Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle
Sunday, June 20: Innsbruck Downhill presented by Raiffeisen Club
The Official European Whip-Off Championships will also be back (after being snowed out in October 2020), with highlights available after.
Casey Brown and Kade Edwards, sending on the iconic Crankworx Innsbruck whip-off jump. Photo: Fraser Britton
Preliminary schedule is available here: crankworx.com/innsbruck/schedule/
Red Bull TV’s official event page will also keep you up-to-date with broadcast times and details: RedBull.com/Crankworx
2020’s festival saw a field dominated by riders who opted to base themselves in Europe for the condensed racing season, meaning some of our faves were MIA.
Nicholi Rogatkin's win, circa 2017 (aka Year One of Crankworx Innsbruck). Back when podiums were close and we didn't have to worry about whether biting medals was COVID-safe. Photo: Fraser Britton
Crankworx Innsbruck is being planned in full cooperation with the local health authorities, with the full scope of the event being determined closer to June.
2020 Dual Slalom Innsbruck champs: Morgane Charre, Mathilde Bernard, Luana Chereches. Photo: Kike Abelleira
An added bonus this year will be that amateurs will have a chance to race in the Dual Slalom and the DH. Registration will open for both pro and amateur categories on Thursday, April 15.
Lists of invited riders for Slopestyle, Pump Track and Speed & Style will follow in May.
Our first stake of 2021 is officially in the ground. Stay tuned for more as we start to roll out all the exciting plans we’ve been working on for 2021, and beyond! #crankworxiscoming