Photo Epic: Canadian Open DH - Crankworx Whistler 2019

Aug 19, 2019
by chris pilling  


The week has been long and packed front to back with many big wins, but there is one more matter of business to attend to. Tracy Hannah and Troy Brosnan return to Whistler to round out the week with a three-peat Crankworx win (Tracy) and a five-peat Canadian Open win (Troy). Valentina Höll and Myriam Nicole round out the podium for the women while Bruce Klein and Kirk Mcdowall do it for the men.

Brandan Bohl ripping through Joyride.
Brandan Bohl ripping through Joyride.

Yusuke yamamoto handling the off camber rock like its nothing.
Yusuke Yamamoto handling the off-camber rock like it's nothing.

Wilson Thompson in complete control
Wilson Thompson in complete control.

Georgia Astle cracking the top 10 after a fantastic week at Crankworx. Doing her home town proud.

Dry and dusty conditions to close out Crankworx.
Dry and dusty conditions to close out Crankworx.

Theo Erlangsen blasting into the light.

Mario Hose Jarrin with some great bike control
Mario Hose Jarrin with some great bike control.

Gee Atherton was outside of the top 10 today.

Dakotah Norton just under a second off a podium spot.
Dakotah Norton just under a second off a podium spot.

Henry Fitzgerald through hecklers rock.
Henry Fitzgerald through hecklers rock.

Virginia Armstrong handles the rock like its nobody s business.
Virginia Armstrong. The Facebook group "Storm the rock, they can't stop us all" apparently went well.

Bas Van Steenbergen on the traverse before coming into the new heckling spot.
Bas Van Steenbergen on the traverse before coming into the new hecklers lane.

Theo Erlangsen in the pocket.
Theo Erlangsen in the pocket.

Samantha Soriano.

Myriam Nicole lands herself in 3rd place.
Myriam Nicole lands herself in 3rd place.

Pinned to the end.

Valentina Holl charging her way in to a 2nd place finish.
Valentina Holl charging her way into a 2nd place finish.

Holl showing why she has the UCI stripes on her arms.

Tracy Hannah takes the win today.
Tracy Hannah takes the win today.

This will be her 3rd Crankworx DH win of the season.

Kirk McDowall takes 3rd place.

Bruce Klein
Bruce Klein in 2nd place.

Troy Brosnan makes it a five-peat today. The Canadian Open is truly his race.
Troy Brosnan makes it a five-peat today. The Canadian Open is truly his race.

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner.

Your Canadian Open DH podium

The final podium of the 2019 Crankworx Whistler. Mitch Ropelato and Vaea Verbeek are crowned the king and queen of Crankworx!


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18 Comments

  • 27 0
 Sh*t they pay well for the wins at Crankworz.
  • 9 0
 That's what I thought. EWS should notice!
  • 24 0
 This is Canadian money....don't forget it! Wink
  • 4 3
 @Mooka: don’t forget prize money is not how these athletes make their living. They are employees of the marketing department for their respective sponsors and paid accordingly. Prize money at events like this are intended to be for after parties and/or a nice salary bonus.
  • 1 0
 @HurricaneCycles: from what I hear they are usually 1099 employees (individual contractors) w/ no healthcare, benefits, etc
  • 1 0
 @marxbix: for the most part yes unfortunately, but I wasn’t talking about the amount and type of compensation. Only that prize money is not their main income as so many people seem to think.
  • 21 1
 The "storm the wall" campaign is obviously a sign of how successful storming Area 51 will be...
  • 12 0
 BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!!!!!
  • 2 1
 Yup #murica
  • 7 0
 Super quick getting these processed and published! Thanks, awesome shots!
  • 4 0
 These photos are simply stunning. The pic of Valli Holl on Heckler's rock took my breath away. Thank you PB!
  • 3 0
 Nice helmet Anneke! #livelikeCarlin #5
  • 1 1
 Nice pics, would have liked to have seen more Hecklers rock photos and more riders in general instead of several of one rider, but hey thats just me..
  • 2 1
 I haven't been here in a while, but is hecklers rock ever going to reopen?
  • 5 0
 @robdonovan: no, but hecklers lane has some pretty good vibes
  • 1 0
 Ropo for the win...

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