Get Ready to Watch 10+ Hours of Live Crankworx Innsbruck Coverage Starting Tomorrow

Sep 30, 2020
by Sarah Moore  

After being rescheduled from its normal June home in the MTB calendar, Crankworx Innsbruck launched today with practice and qualies. Starting tomorrow, it’s on, with finals streaming live around the world on Red Bull TV, and Pinkbike.

Look forward to five live broadcasts over four days from October 1-4. With rain in the forecast for Saturday, there have been a couple updates to the schedule. Here are the details of what to watch, when, as international Crankworx racing returns to the airwaves.

Thursday, October 1
Dual Slalom Innsbruck

Live at 01.10.2020

10 a.m. CEST / 1:00 a.m. PDT

For the second year in Innsbruck, Dual Slalom racing will bring together a cross-section of the world’s best mountain bikers to race head-to-head through a twisting track made up of rollers, berms, and tricky grass turns. Last year, the final section of slick grass was where dreams were dashed for some. Fans tuning in can expect to see a raw test of bike handling as these rivalries play out over the 17+ seconds of explosive racing.

Past winners:

2019: Matthew Sterling and Vaea Verbeeck

Rockshox Innsbruck Pump Track Challenge

Live at 01.10.2020

6 p.m. CEST / 9:00 a.m. PDT

The Thursday double-header will roll on under the lights as the sun sets on the first day of Crankworx Innsbruck. The Innsbruck Pump Track has often been where French riders battle it out for top spot. Past Crankworx Pump Track winners Adrien Loron, Chaney Guennet, Tomas Lemoine, and Mathilde Bernard are all set to compete, with a stacked roster of fast racers nipping at their heels. In fact, a look at the qualification results shows the Netherlands’ Niels Bensink coming in under a second behind both Loron and Guennet. Loron clocked the fastest qualie time for the men with a 38.5, while Bernard went fastest in the women’s field with a 43.1.

Past winners:

2019: Adrien Loron and Kialani Hines

2018: Chaney Guennet and Jill Kintner

2017: Chaney Guennet and Caroline Buchanan

Friday, October 2
Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle

Live at 02.10.2020

9 a.m. CEST / 12 a.m. PDT

This is going to be big. Previously scheduled for Saturday, forecasted rain prompted a shift of the Slopestyle comp. Batten down the hatches, good times will be coming in fast and furious all day Friday as after a six month hiatus, Crankworx Slopestyle is back. In the fourth year on this widely celebrated course, the top step is set for a refresh. North Americans have dominated here in the past, but last year in Innsbruck was the beginning of the Era of Emil. After returning to competition and coming in second, the young Swedish rider has been riding a wave of momentum. He’ll surely be looking to add a win on this course to his resume.

Past Winners:

2019: Brett Rheeder

2018: Nicholi Rogatkin

2017: Nicholi Rogatkin

CLIF Speed & Style Innsbruck presented by GoPro

Live at 02.10.2020

3:30 p.m. CEST / 6:30 a.m. PDT

Speed or style? To advance in this discipline, riders need to be able to bring both together, along with a hearty dose of strategy, when it matters most. The Speed & Style track in Innsbruck is a rider favourite with a unique under/over section. For the first time in 2020, an invitational women’s category will take to the track (and the air) in this exciting young discipline.

Past Winners:

2019: Martin Söderström

2018: Tomas Lemoine

2017: Tomas Lemoine

Sunday, October 4
iXS Innsbruck Downhill presented by Raiffeisen Club

Live at 04.10.2020

1:30 p.m. CEST / 4:30 a.m. PDT

This raw and natural track is back to challenge racers, with a few new twists. The bottom section off the iXS Innsbruck Downhill presented by Raiffeisen Club is new in 2020. What can racers and fans expect? In a few words: off-camber, rough and steep. Yep, the stuff that DH dreams are made of.

Past Winners:

2019: Brook Macdonald and Tracey Hannah

2018: Danny Hart and Tracey Hannah

2017: Danny Hart and Tracey Hannah

Above and Beyond

After the DH wraps, riders will send Crankworx Innsbruck 2020 out with a bang. The festival will wrap with a sunset session for the Official European Whip-Off Championships, with highlights available after.

Get stoked. Be safe. Watch #CrankworxFromHome


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 At my work we're now split between going into the office and working remotely, it's looking like tomorrow might be a "work from home" day Smile
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 Need to be efficient on Friday morning. This is not good.
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 Yeah will watch it on the train to thun
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 Some riders seem to be doing Crankworx IXS DH instead of the UCI DH next week? I don't see Gee Atherton or Kaos Seegrave on the entry list. Kick in the Fantasy DH balls.
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 GB is only allocated 7 riders Gee or Kaos didn't make the cut or didn't put their hand up to race.
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 @casey79: oh okay. I see
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 Wonder if Cathro is riding this year? A fantastic 13th place in 2019.
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 Is there fantasy??
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 It's usually here but it doesn't seem to be set up this year?
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 Wow, slopestyle is on 3am on east coast. Setting my alarm. Why is Rogatkin not there? He was not at Audi Nines either.
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 I'm guessing COVID related travel restrictions.
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 He's being a sensible 'murican to stop the spread of COVID.... Your president is a joke by the way- have you seen the presidential debate!? Absolute shambles.
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 When's the rider list for slopestyle going to be released? Be interesting to see who's in as Rogatkin can't make it
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 @jonaslp1: Thanks!
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 Where to watch?
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 on the Red Bull TV app. Here's the schedule
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 Oh hello!

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