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Photo Epic: Slopestyle - Crankworx Innsbruck 2024

Jun 18, 2024
by Cameron Mackenzie  


The big one. Slopestyle Sunday, here in mountain Austria.

It's been 8 years of tight Slopestyle battles here on the slopes high above Innsbruck. This weekend marked the last time we'll see riders fidget-spin their way down this hillside, and it was a fitting end to a near decade of storied fights. For the ladies, this is the first and last time they'll get to compete here, but for the men, they've been coming here since 2017.

After Cairns, the story of the season has begun to shape, with a win here for either Alma Wiggberg or Robin Goomes putting them within reach of a possible Triple Crown title, and the same for Dawid Godziek.

In the Mens, Dawid's win in Cairns somewhat set the tone for what to expect from the next two stops. A gent who's tired of second place, a champ, doing everything he can to limit the damage whilst returning from injury, and a field of young guns willing to risk it all for a moment of glory.


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It wouldn't be a Crankworx without some weather drama.

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Waiting.

Puzzling.
Puzzling.

A quick tune up at SRAM for the king.
A quick tune up at SRAM for the king.

Patricia Druwen showed face but didn t ride once again.
Patricia Druwen showed face, but didn't ride once again.

It s a team effort out here.
It's a team effort out there.

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Getting suited up for battle.

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Good vibes only over here.

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Haz was in great spirits and looked strong during practice but ended up skipping the main show after hitting her head later in the week.
Haz was in great spirits and looked strong during practice, but ended up skipping the main show after hitting her head later in the week.

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Alma Wiggberg's the queen for flips.

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Robin left no feature un-tricked.

Mid finals review.
Mid finals review.

Robin with the signature dangles.
Robin with the signature dangles.

Robin took a huge slam in practice trying to flip this dirt-to-dirt step-down with many left wondering if she d start on Sunday.
Robin took a huge slam in practice trying to flip this dirt-to-dirt step-down, with many left wondering if she'd start on Sunday.

CB crossing up.
Caroline Buchanan crossing up.

Shealen Reno slipping pedals.
Shealen Reno slipping pedals.

Alma Wiggberg changing perspectives.
Alma Wiggberg changing perspectives.

Lisa-Marie Blanc s first Crankworx Slopetsyle here in Innsbruck.
Lisa-Marie Blanc's first Crankworx Slopetsyle here in Innsbruck.

Textbook form from Caroline.
Textbook form from Caroline.

Shealen s gone from strength to strength this season and a third place finish here cements that.
Shealen's gone from strength to strength this season, and a third place finish here cements that.

Alma knew she needed to step things up if she wanted to best Robin s run.
Alma knew she needed to step things up if she wanted to best Robin's run.

Robin got to take a victory lap and moves herself into checkmate for the triple crown.
Robin got to take a victory lap, and moves herself into checkmate for the Triple Crown.

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Emil, just warming up.

A big run from the big frenchman Tim Bringer.
A big run from the big Frenchman, Tim Bringer.

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After an 82.5, Fedko stepped things up for his second run.

Isted s another rider who could easily win one of these things he just needs a little luck.
Isted's another rider who could easily win one of these things, he just needs a little luck.

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Chance Moore about to ride his way out of the reserves.

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The flying Frenchman.

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Nicholi Rogatkin getting twisted.

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Max Fredriksson, 9th here in Mutters.

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EJ's nollie-three down off the start ramp was wild.

Huppie finished in 7th.
Huppie finished in 7th.

Back to front front to back - it s hard to keep up.
Back to front, front to back - it's hard to keep up.

Max Fredriksson pleasing the crowd.
Max Fredriksson pleasing the crowd.

Nicholi Rogatkin needed a good run here in order to claw back some much needed points in the FMB standings.
Nicholi Rogatkin needed a good run here in order to claw back some much needed points in the FMB standings.

Chance Moore came out swinging with a 93.25 in his first run landing himself in second with one run to go.
Chance Moore came out swinging with a 93.25 in his first run, landing himself in second with one run to go.

Jake Atkinson
Jake Atkinson meant business.

EJ avoiding the hot air.
EJ avoiding the hot air.

Jake Atkinson had the makings of a very strong run but mistakes in each run cost him.
Jake Atkinson had the makings of a very strong run, but mistakes in each run cost him.

Tom Isted was throwing down all week but could make a run stick once the show started.
Tom Isted was throwing down all week, but could make a run stick once the show started.

Dawid Godziek took control of this contest from the outset.
Dawid Godziek took control of this contest from the outset.

Paul Couderc on his way to 6th place.
Paul Couderc on his way to 6th place.

A bit prettier than the mud pit of Cairns.
A bit prettier than the mud pit of Cairns.

Dawid goes 2 for 2 and he too is within striking distance of the triple crown.
Dawid goes 2 for 2, and he too is within striking distance of the triple crown.

After a crash in his first run Huppie turned things around and pieced together a clean run that was enough for 7th.
After a crash in his first run, Huppie turned things around and pieced together a clean run that was enough for 7th.

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Your Crankworx Innsbruck 2024 Slopestyle Podium
Your Crankworx Innsbruck 2024 Slopestyle Podium

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Will we see this sight again in Whistler? We can only hope so for the sake of Robin and Dawid's Triple Crown hopes.


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15 Comments
  • 15 0
 As someone with beginner to intermediate jumping skills, I can't fathom even approaching these jumps, let alone launching myself in a 1080 degree rotation off of them.
  • 5 0
 Last I checked, Innsbruck was in Austria‚Ķ
  • 2 0
 aka 'Mountain Germany'...
  • 5 2
 germany? and why is it the last time?
  • 12 0
 Austria. And the jumps are gonna be torn down because yet another ugly ski hotel is more important apparently.
  • 2 0
 Alma moves are so, so, so smooth. It's a swedish rider thing, to be clean as possible when landing.
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