Results: Dual Slalom - Crankworx Whistler 2019

Aug 15, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

The course was in good shape and running fast


Raw rivalry is the name of the game in the 100% Dual Slalom. This old-school race format pits two competitors against one another in a side-by-side battle against the clock’s cruel hand, battling to avoid elimination. Dual Slalom is unique in that it brings together racers from all backgrounds. Enduro experts, downhill champions, freeride legends, and masters of style – they all line up at the Slalom start gate to see who can bring together the most explosive run through tight turns, jumps and rhythm sections. Riders take one run down each side of the course, with the fastest combined time taking the win. Whistler’s race has now expanded into a Crankworx World Championship discipline, with races staged at each stop on the Crankworx World Tour.




Women

1. Jill KINTNER
2. Clare HAMILTON
3. Vaea VERBEECK
4. Morgan CHARRE


Men

1. Mitch ROPELATO
2. Austin WARREN
3. Tomas SLAVIK
4. Matthew STERLING



With that and their performances in Rotorua and Innsbruck, Vaea Verbeeck and Mitch Ropelato take the 2019 Crankworx Dual Slalom World Championships. Vaea Verbeeck is currently leading the Queen of Crankworx race and Mitch Ropelato is leading the King of Crankworx race.

Full results can be found here and here.


19 Comments

  • + 29
 Would love to see a bike check at one of these dual slalom events. Given the lack of new slalom specific bikes, I think it would be interesting to see what set-ups people are running these days.
  • + 1
 I remember a previous year Kintner was on a Norco Optic - their trail bike, set up for slalom.
  • + 1
 Also wondering whether a trailbike turned slalom bike is faster than the dedicated slalom machines that were used during the DS and 4X days..
  • + 2
 In DS its a hodge-podge of shortened travel bikes. Not that many dedicated option like you said. Im an old punter and just race my old smallIsh Capra in climb mode. Seems to work
  • + 1
 I know that Elliot Heap used a Nukeproof Mega 29er and Chloe Taylor used a Calibre Sentry 29er. I dont think they changed anything to make it slalom specific
  • + 1
 Varies course to course and rider to rider. Some guys are rocking the sized up DJ or Slope bike, others just ride thier normal trail bike, and some modify their trail bike to be more nimble and flat out.
  • + 7
 Yes Mitch!!! Get it boi.
  • + 6
 OMG Clare! I knew from the moment I met her that she was going big! Sweet!
  • + 5
 That was some damn fine racing!
  • + 11
 You're damn fine
  • + 3
 Now will pinkbike update the points and allow us to change our teams in time for pumptrack this round?
  • + 1
 Does anyone else read the last name louder in your head since it's all caps?
  • + 2
 Dual slalom please
  • + 2
 DFR is unstoppable
  • + 2
 Bubba!!!!!
  • + 1
 Is the rest of the crankworks start list the same across all events?
  • + 1
 why doesn't Jill do World Cup?
  • + 2
 She doesn't seem to be that interested in spending all season traveling internationally. Was surprised she didn't do more EWS races after her 2nd place finish.
  • + 2
 She's 37 years old. She has better things to do.

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