Stick a fork in us. We are cooked.
After three weeks, a billion kilometres, 12 events, and endless practice laps, the Crankworx summer series came to a conclusion Friday afternoon with the final event: The Sun Peaks Air DH. With little in the tank, the remaining athletes took to the hill to conquer Steam Shovel> Down 5 Mile> Root Dog> Biker Cross. The men's title was decided two events ago, with Finn Iles locking it up. Today, all Vaea Verbeeck needed was a finish, to secure the women's.
Vaea did more than show up though, in a fitting end to the race, and series, Vaea and Bas, one of three racing Crankworx Series Racing couples, bested the field. Don't ask me to call who is cuter together though, Bas/Vaea, Trevor/Georgia or Casey/Brett.
I'll keep this Epic just to the AirDH. Stay tuned for a larger, overall recap to the Clif Summer Series coming next week once we've got home, done laundry and reminded ourselves what our own beds feel like. Until then, I hope these images satisfy your craving for racing.
Everyone has seen a lot of this over the last three weeks. We all kept Strava busy
The end is in sight.
Lucy Schick, Miranda Miller, Vaea Verbeeck and Georgia Astle - and their weapons of choice.
More than jumps, the course had some pretty wicked berms.
Of course, this is AirDH, so, hang time is in order:
A few more because, well, why not?
Can't include an Air DH without a few Finn shots. The champ went for show rather than dough on the day.
Cooking with more pans.
EJ doing his best Hank impression (yes, Elliot lived).
Your women's podium: 1st: Vaea, 2nd: Miranda, 3rd: Georgia.
Your men's podium: 1st: Bas Van Steenbergen, 2nd: Rhys Verner, 3rd: Jesse Melamed.
Take a drink Bas, you've earned in.
Do a jig. We out. See you when we see you.