It seems like it was just last week we were here in Rotorua, New Zealand, for Crankworx Rotorua #3. And yesterday was just Christmas... But no sooner than any of us expected, we are back and hitting repeat once more.
Now on the fourth instalment of Crankworx Rotorua, event organizers have stuck to the trend of running a more low key enduro event to mark the first day of action, replacing what would be an EWS event on the in-between years. Third time lucky is a term we have all heard before, but not once has that luck factor attributed to anything relating to a Giant Toa Enduro. A mix of bad weather, apocalyptic mud, injuries and poor trail/course choice have plagued the last three years, but not this time. Lucky number four.
With a small but heavy-hitting field rolling up to today's start line, the atmosphere was very relaxed. Ahead of them lay six of Rotorua's finest trails including a few old favourites. Mother Nature was on everyone's side, and the course was set so that excess pedalling was avoided, much to everyone's relief.
1st - Keegan Wright
2nd - Sam Blenkinsop
3rd - Matt Walker
1st - Casey Brown
2nd - Ronja Hill-Wright
3rd - Vaea Verbeeck
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