Giro - EWS Whistler Fantasy Contest Winners Announced

Aug 22, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Giro EWS Madeira Fantasy Contest

The Whistler EWS saw the return of Crankzilla—a beast of a race that put the world's best racers to the test: race preparation, fitness, skills, everything. The fantasy contest saw ~935 entries for this round and we're pleased to announce that @fatalityBMX and @alexstoltman are walking away as winners.

What was needed to enter?

Readers simply had to pick their top three in finishing order (Pro Men and Pro Women). Leave their 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the comments section of the article, and then the people with the correct answers were entered into a random prize draw.

Race Results

After a number of close calls, Jesse Melamed, Whistler's hometown hero, finally walked away with the number one spot. It was a battle between himself and Sam Hill that went on to the very last stage of the day, but Jesse just one-upped one of his childhood heroes. Following these two was Mark Scott, pulling off the best result of his career. Mark was looking strong all weekend and held it together come race day.

In the women's race, what else can you say other than Cecile Ravanel is currently unstoppable. The French rider has absolutely dominated the women's series in 2017 and continued to do so here in Whistler. Isabeau Courdurier pulled off another second place finish and Katy Winton put down a stellar day on the bike to come home in third place.

The men's draw saw over 400 people place Melamed in their top three. Of those fewer had him as number one and only 88 had Jesse and Sam as their one and two. Only two entries had Mark Scott in their top three, both had him picked for a third place finish but no one had him as number three with Jesse and Sam in the top two spots. From the 88 entries with Jesse and Sam as one and two, @fatalityBMX was randomly picked as the winner.

The women's draw is a little more predictable, but only just. While hundreds of entries had Ravanel and Courdurier as one and two, only 17 had them plus Katy Winton in third spot. Of those 17 with all three podium spots correct, @alexstoltman was randomly selected as the winner.

The Prizes
Giro is decking out the two winners from head to toe with one men's and one ladies riding kit, which will include their updated Switchblade MIPs helmet, one kit for the person who correctly guesses the top three finishers in the men's race, and the other for the person who correctly guesses the top three finishers in the women's race.

Giro EWS Madeira Fantasy Contest

Men's Head-To-Toe Prize Kit Includes

• Switchblade MIPS
• Blok MTB Goggles
• Remedy X2 Gloves
• Roust Jersey
• Havoc Shorts
• HRc + Merino Socks
• Terraduro Mid Shoes


Giro EWS Madeira Fantasy Contest

Women's Head-To-Toe Prize Kit Includes

• Switchblade MIPS
• Blok MTB Goggles
• Women’s Riv’ette Gloves
• Women’s Roust Jersey
• Women’s Arc Short
• HRc + Merino Socks
• Women’s Terradura Shoes


Congratulations fatalityBMX and alexstoltman

MENTIONS: @GiroSportDesign / @EnduroWorldSeries


  • 18 0
 Is it too late to enter?
  • 6 0
 Looks like I made it into both random draws but lady luck was not on my side. Sweet gear. Hope those who won put it through its paces.
  • 5 0
 Haha yeeeee, nice one Pinkbike and Giro!
  • 3 0
 Damn, I had everyone and they're finishing positions correct except for Mark Scott. Next time.
  • 2 0
 Uhhhhhh I am the winner of the women's gear, but I have a small problem. I am a male...... is there any way to receive the men's kit?
  • 2 0
 Damn! I had the women right so I was one of the 17... getting closer to winning something...
  • 2 0
 Yeah me too... Next time eh... :-/
  • 2 0
 I feel you...
  • 2 0
 Congrats to the winners! Better luck next time to the rest of us.
  • 3 1
 How come the men's kit is worth more then the women's kit?
  • 3 0
 Looks like the shoes are different
  • 1 0
 the socks are brighter it costs more ink ... HP as an example
  • 1 0
 Congrats to the winners.. hopefully I can win some soon or maybe on PB advent calendar giveaway
  • 1 1
 Nice looking gear

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