Giant Dual Slalom Photo Epic - Crankworx 2014

Aug 15, 2014
by Pinkbike Staff  
Lyle
  Racers prepping to drop in during practice. Lyle aka Kyle Strait waits his turn.

Power couple Bryn Atkinson and Jill Kintner warming up together in practice.
  Power couple Bryn Atkinson and Jill Kintner warming up together in practice.

Bas Van Steenbergen muscling out of the toilet bowl onto the lower section of the track.
  Bas Van Steenbergen muscling out of the toilet bowl onto the lower section of the track.

Barry Nobles clearly edging out Brian Lopes mid way down the track... I can t recall the last time I saw Lopes bested in gated racing by anyone other than Kyle Strait but Nobles has the BMX chops and Lopes has a kid nowadays so it would appear that Flyin Brian has left the door cracked open a bit for fresh blood. Although Nobles didn t squeak in a crack so much as he kicked the door wide open.
  Tune in for Just the Tip...

Brandan Howey is known more for his freeride stylings than his racing skills but damn looks like the kid s got skills all ze way around.
  Brandan Howey is known more for his freeride stylings than his racing skills, but damn, looks like the kid's got skills all zee way around.

Lorny
  Lorny

Mike Day rolling out of the gate against a very determined Mitch Ropelato... Ropalato has always had great speed and losing out in last night s pumptrack challenge had him pretty fired up for some redemption.
  Mike Day rolling out of the gate against a very determined Mitch Ropelato... Ropelato has always had great speed and losing out in last night's pump track challenge had him pretty fired up for some redemption.

Mitch and Fearon neck and neck in the final berm.
  Mitch and Fearon neck and neck in the final berm.

Adrien Loron getting the snap over Cody Johnson. Loron took the round and advanced.
  Adrien Loron getting the snap over Cody Johnson. Loron took the round and advanced.

Those corners got loose. Once it started raining things tacked up but then there were visibility problems.
  Those corners got loose. Once it started raining things tacked up, but then there were visibility problems.

Nobles was on a tear--obviously he wanted to equal the Pumptrack win of the night before putting the wood here to Bernard Kerr on the blue track--one that was noticeably faster than the red .
  Nobles was on a tear - obviously he wanted to equal the Pumptrack win of the night before; putting the wood here to Bernard Kerr (on the blue track--one that was noticeably faster than the red).

Danny Hart taking out Adrian Loron in the semi s.
  Danny Hart taking out Adrian Loron in the semi's.

Danny Hart stayed on his bike and declared that bigger wheels are better by the end of the race.
  Danny Hart stayed on his bike and declared that bigger wheels are better by the end of the race.

Zander Geddes was looking like he was on his way to taking out Danny Hart in the this semi run but lost it in the last ten feet to Danny s irrepressible grit.
  Zander Geddes was looking like he was on his way to taking out Danny Hart in the this semi run, but lost it in the last ten feet to Danny's irrepressible grit.

The same story unfolded in the Men s Final Barry Nobles seems to have Ropelato in a death grip here but each racer gets a run down each course and the blue course is a bit faster.
  The same story unfolded in the Men's Final: Barry Nobles seems to have Ropelato in a death grip here, but each racer gets a run down each course, and the blue course is a bit faster.

Mitch Ropelato for the win
  Mitch Ropelato for the win!

Ropelato taking the advantage and the win in the second run of the final heat against Barry Nobles.
  Ropelato taking the advantage and the win in the second run of the final heat against Barry Nobles.

Pro men s final results Mitch Ropelato 1st Barry Nobles 2nd and Danny Hart 3rd .
  Pro men's final results: Mitch Ropelato (1st), Barry Nobles (2nd), and Danny Hart (3rd).

Mitch Ropelato takes a well deserved chug of the bubbly after his win.
  Mitch Ropelato takes a well deserved chug of the bubbly after his win.

Pro Men
1st - Mitch Ropelato USA
2nd - Barry Nobles USA
3rd - Danny Hart GBR
4th - Alexander Geddes CAN



Kintner coming out of the final turn with a hearty lead on Beerten.
  Kintner coming out of the final turn with a hearty lead on Beerten.

The pro woman s heats were all so close. Jill Kintner just nudging past Anneke Beerton in the semi s
  The pro woman's heats were all so close. Jill Kintner just nudging past Anneke Beerton in the semi's.

Buchanan came across the line ahead of Beerten in the semi finals but she missed a gate and would take third.
  Buchanan came across the line ahead of Beerten in the semi finals, but she missed a gate and would take third.

Jill Kintner and Annke Beerten
  Jill Kintner and Annke Beerten battle it out in the finals.

Pro Women s Podium Anneke Beerten 2 . Jill Kintner 1 . and Caroline Buchanan 3
  Pro Women's Podium: Anneke Beerten (2). Jill Kintner (1). and Caroline Buchanan (3)

Pro Women
1st - Jill Kintner USA
2nd - Anneke Beerten NDL
3rd - Caroline Buchanan AUS
4th - Alanna Columb NZL

After last nights defeat on the pump track Kintner was all too happy with todays win.
  After last nights defeat on the pump track, Kintner was all too happy with today's win.



29 Comments

  • 33 6
 USA wins but Anneke Beerten get hottest on track award.
  • 6 1
 truthhhhh ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  • 14 1
 Danny, Danny, Danny!
  • 9 0
 No way Caroline is amazing on the bike and a model off the bike.
  • 6 1
 Dual slalom is the bollox need to see more racing!
  • 5 0
 YEAH Zander!
  • 3 0
 Must admit we are all a little hoarse and our arms are sore from cow belling for Mitch!
  • 3 0
 Status update on Greg Watts? That was a nasty hit he took on the double step up.
  • 5 1
 yeah Zander!
  • 3 0
 how about the rest of the results ?
  • 2 0
 I wanted to see at least one shot of Pastrana on the track!
  • 5 1
 Yeah Mitchropo!!
  • 2 0
 Man conner looked so fast, thought he had it. Fun times despite the drizzle
  • 2 0
 In his last run, he did something super stylish on that step up whoop section near the end. Looked like a seatbounce, but on a hardtail
  • 7 5
 Danny Hart on a full suspension 650b and still pissing on everyone in terms of style
  • 5 10
flag Nobble (Aug 16, 2014 at 12:01) (Below Threshold)
 lets see you get 3rd place on any wheel size...
  • 2 0
 1st - Mitch Ropelato USA NO 29er?
  • 3 1
 Nice run Jill! Go USA!
  • 1 0
 What Norco frames are Bryn and Jill riding?
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