Good things come to those who wait. Always look on the bright side of life.
After another beautiful opening ceremony athletes were keen to head to the top of the mountain for practice
The wait is over. After 18 months of, let's face it, a pretty challenging time the world over; Crankworx has returned to the southern hemisphere in a bid to complete the world tour for 2021.
After a long hiatus the Rotorua slopestyle course is again unlocked and ready for the riders
What a journey it’s been. I don’t need to dig into the details; we all have our stories, struggles, grievances; but like any storm cloud, the sun isn’t too far behind, just waiting to shine.
First up is pump track
In the past, Crankworx Rotorua has been at the end of the NZ summer and the track is already torn up by the time the athletes arrive. This year is a different story. The riders all get a fresh track
A lot of people have put in countless hours to pull off what some felt was impossible. Bringing Crankworx to the precipice of Crowning a King and Queen, possibly handing out a Triple Crown trophy, and showing the world that, despite the challenges of a pandemic, life can go on in a safe manner, hope survives.
A spine in the pump track is a unique feature for NZ and makes for some great racingThe next four days will see the athletes competing in:
Dual Speed and Style
Danni Beecroft, Max Fredricksson, and Tomas Lemoine getting warmed up for all the events to come
This will be the first time Crankworx has finished outside of Whistler in the history of the event. Needless to say, the stoke is high, sleep is low, caffeine is on tap. Redbull too.
Stay tuned, it's going to be a hell of a ride.
Of course they did - Just like any other athlete that is coming and going from this country. import rugby players. The All blacks - All of our International pro elite riders have done multiple MIQ stints this year.
What a silly thing to ask.
There was 40 government assigned places set side for crankworx in the MIQ system. This has been in the works long before we went back to level 2 or 3. They were always going to do MIQ.