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Photo Epic: Downhill - Crankworx Rotorua 2020
Mar 7, 2020
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Crankworx Downhill by Gull
Words & Photography by Trevor Lyden
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.
Mille Johnset finishing 4th.
The flat corner at the bottom of a fast straight was a little spicy.
Airing it out.
George Brannigan up and over the road crossing bridge.
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.
Mark Wallace looking good on the top part of the course.
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.
Vaea finished 5th.
3rd place finisher Vinny Armstrong.
Casey Brown looking comfortable on the big bike.
Sam Blenkinsop navigating the dust.
Loose, dry conditions today.
A tricky little step down after a large step up.
George Brannigan racing his way into 3rd.
Mark Wallace was expected to be a top contender, but a flat tire held him back.
Blenki onboard his new Norco which took him to second place.
The current standings for King and Queen of Crankworx.
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(Mar 8, 2020 at 6:42)
Polygon doesn't look quite so ugly now!
(Mar 9, 2020 at 0:51)
Blenki always looking so pinned and poised -i wish he would finally win a worldcup again
(Mar 8, 2020 at 5:56)
All I want is Sunday comics with taj
(Mar 8, 2020 at 6:12)
All I want are more action shots of Jackson & Rose. (And the grim donut)
(Mar 8, 2020 at 6:47)
All I want is one of those nice new banshees.
(Mar 8, 2020 at 12:01)
I'm a simple man, I just want Sunday comics and a Grim Donut review.
(Mar 8, 2020 at 15:46)
What is that maxxis Blenki has up front? Not a dhf right? New mud?
(Mar 9, 2020 at 0:06)
Definitely looks like a new knob pattern. Would love to see more details!
(Mar 9, 2020 at 9:23)
: Its a Shorty isnt it? Mentioned it on RB TV coverage, tried it to get some grip on the grass sections.
(Mar 9, 2020 at 11:52)
@clem-mk looks like a maxxis wetscream to me ????
(Mar 8, 2020 at 7:36)
Fantastic photos Trevor!
(Mar 8, 2020 at 9:02)
seems like maxxis put out a new rubber.. so curious
(Mar 8, 2020 at 14:55)
nice new sender...
(Mar 8, 2020 at 15:08)
Why no shot of Sam gales scrub at the bottom? That was sick!
(Mar 8, 2020 at 21:52)
What male racer is in 2nd for king of crankworx!
(Mar 9, 2020 at 11:17)
Brannigan rocking the McGazza socks!
(Mar 11, 2020 at 12:44)
I love that retro fox racing setup...Zebras boi!
(Mar 8, 2020 at 10:42)
did Mark Wallace forget his goggles or something?
(Mar 8, 2020 at 14:09)
he had a mechanical so may be he just took them off when that happened
(Mar 8, 2020 at 5:51)
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