Photo Epic: Downhill - Crankworx Rotorua 2020

Mar 7, 2020
by Trevor Lyden  



The start.
The start.




Tracey Hannah finished in first place for the women and had a full 24 second gap separating her and the next racer.
Tracey Hannah finished in first place for the women and had a full 24-second gap separating her and the next racer.

Jill once again proving why she is the overall best woman mountain biker around right now. She added another medal today this one being silver.
Jill once again proving why she is the overall best woman mountain biker around right now. She added another medal today, this one being silver.

Mille Johnson finishing 4th.
Mille Johnset finishing 4th.


The flat corner at the bottom of a fast straight was a little spicy.
The flat corner at the bottom of a fast straight was a little spicy.

Airing it out.
Airing it out.

George Brannigan up and over the road crossing bridge.
George Brannigan up and over the road crossing bridge.

Dan Wolfe navigating the off-camber grass section
Dan Wolfe navigating the off-camber grass section,

Bubba Warren one of the most well-rounded riders on the circuit finished in a respectable 6th place.
Bubba Warren, one of the most well-rounded riders on the circuit, finished in a respectable 6th place.

Mark Wallace looking good on the top part of the course.
Mark Wallace looking good on the top part of the course.

Conditions were a bit dusty in the woods.
Conditions were a bit dusty in the woods.


The loose and technical middle part of the track threw a few riders for a loop in practice and the finals.
The loose and technical middle part of the track threw a few riders for a loop in practice and the finals.


Vaea finished 5th.
Vaea finished 5th.

3rd place finisher Vinny Armstrong.
3rd place finisher Vinny Armstrong.

Casey Brown looking comfortable on the big bike.
Casey Brown looking comfortable on the big bike.


Sam Blenkisop navigating the dust.
Sam Blenkinsop navigating the dust.


Loose dry conditions today.
Loose, dry conditions today.






A tricky little step down after a large step up.
A tricky little step down after a large step up.

George Brannigan racing his way into 3rd.
George Brannigan racing his way into 3rd.

Mark Wallace was expected to be a top contender but a flat tire held him back.
Mark Wallace was expected to be a top contender, but a flat tire held him back.

Blenkii on board his new Norco which took him to second place.
Blenki onboard his new Norco which took him to second place.

Downhill podium.
Downhill podium.

The current standings for King and Queen of Crankworx.
The current standings for King and Queen of Crankworx.



20 Comments

  • 11 2
 Polygon doesn't look quite so ugly now!
  • 4 0
 Blenki always looking so pinned and poised -i wish he would finally win a worldcup again
  • 8 4
 All I want is Sunday comics with taj
  • 8 1
 All I want are more action shots of Jackson & Rose. (And the grim donut)
  • 1 1
 All I want is one of those nice new banshees.
  • 2 1
 I'm a simple man, I just want Sunday comics and a Grim Donut review.
  • 2 0
 What is that maxxis Blenki has up front? Not a dhf right? New mud?
  • 1 0
 Definitely looks like a new knob pattern. Would love to see more details!
  • 1 0
 @bensoja: Its a Shorty isnt it? Mentioned it on RB TV coverage, tried it to get some grip on the grass sections.
  • 2 0
 @clem-mk looks like a maxxis wetscream to me ????
  • 3 1
 Fantastic photos Trevor!
  • 2 1
 seems like maxxis put out a new rubber.. so curious
  • 3 1
 nice new sender...
  • 1 0
 Why no shot of Sam gales scrub at the bottom? That was sick!
  • 1 0
 What male racer is in 2nd for king of crankworx!
  • 1 0
 Brannigan rocking the McGazza socks!
  • 1 0
 I love that retro fox racing setup...Zebras boi!
  • 1 1
 did Mark Wallace forget his goggles or something?
  • 2 1
 he had a mechanical so may be he just took them off when that happened
  • 2 5
 First yay

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