Results: Canadian Open DH - Crankworx Whistler 2019

Aug 18, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

Straight down, no mercy, under the watchful eyes of downhill fans around the world. The Canadian Open DH presented by iXS course is a one run take-down of Whistler’s rooty single-track. Staged on the final weekend of Crankworx, this is one of the biggest events of the festival, attracting elite downhill experts from around the world. Pro, aspiring and amateur racers, claim your spot at the start gate. Fans, grab your spot on track and get ready to take in the speed and skill of some of the world’s fastest.


1. Tracey HANNAH 3:10.39
2. Valentina HOLL +0.60
3. Myriam NICOLE +0.63
4. Casey BROWN +3.67
5. Vaea VERBEECK +5.50
6. Emilie SIEGENTHALER +6.94
7. Sian A'HERN +9.53
8. Camila NOGUEIRA +10.27
9. Miranda MILLER +12.51
10. Georgia ASTLE +14.72

1. Troy BROSNAN 2:38.98
2. Bruce KLEIN +1.52
3. Kirk MCDOWALL +2.78
4. Magnus MANSON +3.29
5. Dakotah NORTON +3.54
6. Samuel BLENKINSOP +3.99
7. Mark WALLACE +4.60
8. Brook MACDONALD +5.22
9. Austin WARREN +7.78
10. Eliot JACKSON +7.79

Full results here and here.

Live Race Updates:

14:05pm Troy Brosnan is looking to five-peat here while Tracey Hannah is looking for her fourth win in a row and her fifth win in the Canadian Open DH. Brook Macdonald and Tracey Hannah have won the first two stops of the Crankworx World Tour so will be looking to continue their winning streaks in Whistler.

Course Preview with Brook Macdonald and Pete Matthews:

14:14pm: Myriam Nicole only has ten days back on the bike but is competing.

14:14pm: Check out the final start list here.

14:20pm: Casey Brown is currently leading the women's race with a time of 3:14.06 with Georgia Astle +11.05 back and Caroline Washam sitting in third +15.61 back.

14:25pm: We'll kick off the live race coverage shortly with Valentina Holl who is racing in the Elite category. Will she be able to interrupt Tracey Hannah's winning streak? Watch all the action here.

14:35pm: Junior World Champion Valentina Holl moves into the hot seat with a time of 3:10.99, over 3 seconds faster than Casey Brown.

14:36pm: 2019 Queen of Crankworx Vaea Verbeeck is down and moves into third behind Vali Holl and Casey Brown.

14:38pm: Miranda Miller is down and moves into fourth +11.91.

14:42pm: Myriam Nicole is 3.42 up despite only having ten days on her bike so far this year.

14:43pm: Myriam Nicole doesn't hit the finish line jumps since her ankle is still sore when she cases jumps. Plays it safe and goes into second, +0.03 behind Valentina Holl.

14:50pm: Tracey Hannah is on course and she is up!

14:51pm: Vali Holl was fast in the rooty section. Tracey Hannah is losing time on her, she needs a perfect finish.


Elite Women's Podium:
1. Tracey HANNAH 3:10.39
2. Valentina HOLL +0.60
3. Myriam NICOLE +0.63

14:53pm: Men will be on course shortly. Austin Warren is currently leading with a time of 2:46.76, Eliot Jackson is sitting in second just +0.01 back and Kendall Mclean is sitting in third +1.57 back.

15:00pm: Bas van Steenbergen is on course now, the first of the male riders shown on the live webcast.

15:02pm: Bruce Klein is 5.87 up!

15:03pm: Bruce Klein goes into the lead with a time of 2:40.5.

15:04pm: Your 2019 King of Crankworx Mitch Ropelato is on course now but it doesn't look like he'll take his fifth podium of the week.

15:22pm: Magnus Manson is on track and he's in the green.

15:22pm: Magnus Manson almost washes out and moves into second, +1.77 back from Bruce Klein's time.

15:24pm: Kirk McDowall moves into second ahead of Manson, +1.26 behind Bruce Klein.

15:31pm: We're getting into our final ten riders.

15:38pm: Sam Blenkinsop, Mick Hannah, Ed Masters can't touch Bruce Klein's time.

15:40pm: Five riders left on course. Dakotah Norton drops in.

15:41pm: Dakotah Norton is just over 2 seconds back from Klein's time. Slots into fourth place.

15:43pm: Gee Atherton on course now.

15:43pm: Gee Atherton isn't able to touch Bruce Klein's time either.

15:46pm: Mark Wallace on course. Already +1.45 back.

15:47pm: Guaranteed podium for Bruce Klein as Mark Wallace rides into 6th place. Only Brook Macdonald and Troy Brosnan left on course.

15:50pm: Brook Macdonald is looking for the overall Downhill series win. But he is already +2.45 back at the first split.

15:51pm: Brook Macdonald was hoping to make it three in a row but was struggling with a sinus infection this week so raced into 7th. It's enough to to tak the overall Crankwork Downhill series.

15:52pm: Troy Brosnan on course. Hoping for the five-peat.

15:54pm: He's up!


Elite Men's Results:

1. Troy BROSNAN 2:38.98
2. Bruce KLEIN +1.52
3. Kirk MCDOWALL +2.78

Live timing here.

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  • 64 0
 Myriam is back?! Nice! Send it!
  • 13 0
 Waoo pretty impressive Myriam
  • 18 2
 This was my first first comment, so I fill like home to spam as it pleases me Smile
  • 4 1
 Bruce freakin bonkers Klein.
  • 28 0
 How can you not love Troy. All stoke all the time!
  • 28 0
 Hell yea Bruce!!
  • 2 0
 started following him after his vallnord run, so loose and stylish and so sick to see him post a result like this
  • 1 0
 Too the hell too the yeah!! Bruce almighty!
  • 21 1
 Worst course preview in the history of course previews.You guys skipped THE best and most interesting part in the woods after the step down ...
  • 1 0
 True, but at least it was worthwhile as a whole, unlike the DS track. The one at Trestle Bike Park is so good.
  • 23 1
 Eliot Jackson giggled all the way to a top 10.
  • 3 10
flag lou-talks-mtb (Aug 19, 2019 at 3:34) (Below Threshold)
 "ha haha hihiiiiihiihiiiiiii ahaha........ Ahhhah.... drop.... tap tapAHHHH hahaha... hihihihi.... HAHAHAH.." - Eliot in his run, probavly
  • 1 10
flag Lagr1980 (Aug 19, 2019 at 4:53) (Below Threshold)
 hahahha, , He doenst stop doing must have a chemical disorder man, may be treat it with some herbal therapy or something Eliot ; )
  • 19 1
 Yeeessss!!! Bruce Klein ????????????????
  • 3 3
 who is Bruce klein?
  • 14 1
 Ok what. Myriam Nicole, wth. Vali Höll. WHAAAAT
  • 10 0
 Bruce!!! SO STOKED!
  • 7 0
 Aussie Sweep!
  • 59 1
 they are riding their local trails so they have the advantage
  • 30 1
  • 4 0
 @endurogan: to expensive for us Canadians to go anymore lol. Let's take over canberra
  • 23 0
 @makripper: #canadaberra
  • 5 0
 @makripper: Speaking as an ex-resident of Canberra - You can have it!
  • 3 0
 @FairGoFalcon: @makripper: As a Canberran, happy to trade Stromlo for Whistler Mountain Wink

But, yeah, there are so many Aussies in Whistler it can feel like ADT, Australian Downhill Territory!
  • 1 0
 @makripper: you can have our capital and all of our sycophantic politicians with it... good luck.
  • 1 0
 Bruce Klein for president 2020.
  • 6 0
 Wtf Magnus, let's do that at the next WC!
  • 5 1
 Susprising to see since he looked ill in the lift line. He was coughing and doubled over his bike. And yet had still chatted it up with a fan in line. class act!
  • 7 0
 Miriam we missed you.
  • 5 0
 It's time Troy got to design a trail for the park.
  • 9 0
 Definitely! Call it “BrozGnar”
  • 4 0
 Woo, Myriam! And EJ top 10! Is Myriam doing MSA and Snowshoe?
  • 7 4
 And some people think Vali can't compete with the big dogs in women's elite DH..
  • 6 2
 This was a first glimpse on equal course conditions. She’s gonna be a force next year. Awesome.
  • 2 1
 Same thought here. So looking forward to next season.
  • 4 1
 Who thinks that? I think her very first WC last year had everyone thinking she should be competing in the elite category.
  • 1 0
 @Rubberelli: There's been a few people critical of her on Pinkbike forums, but the majority feel like you and me.
  • 1 1
 What a race, first Myriam in the womens, she is back and would have smashed the field if she had jumped the final 2 jumps, but I think she could be on for the rainbow stripes, then Klein with a stormer, sat there until the end only for Troy to blow his time away and the rest of the filed.
  • 3 0
 did it again, next year 1st?
  • 2 0
 I was there and the commentating was pretty bad, all about Bruce Klein and barely a mention about anyone else.
  • 2 2
 How come McDonald could have made it 3 in a row and Brosnan 5 in a row on the same race??? There’s something I don’t get in these life race updates.
  • 5 0
 McDonald won the DH at Rotorua and Innsbruck in 2019. Winning in Whistler would have been his 3rd title at Crankworx events this year. Brosnan won the DH in Whistler 5 year in a row.
  • 2 0
 @EnduroManiac could be Brook was going for 3 in a row in the 2019 Crankworx series, but Troy was 5 years in a row at Whistler? Just a guess
  • 2 0
 All clear now, different row for each!
  • 2 0
 What happened to that fancy lad Finn?
  • 1 1
 @jorgeposada: He was getting his hair dyed. All joking aside I'd guess , like a lot of riders, he's saving himself for the World Champs.
  • 2 0
 Why didn't Finn Ilse race?
  • 2 0
 Tracey Hannah is on a tear this year!
  • 2 0
 yes myriam!!!!
  • 4 5
 They really need to change up this course. Such a snoozefest. Stoked for Elliot though
  • 2 1
 Rip 29er!
  • 1 0
 Vali you da gurl!
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