Results: Joyride Slopestyle - Crankworx Whistler 2019

Aug 17, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

“…the Super Bowl of the mountain biking world.” Pinkbike’s Event of the Year 2018. The season-defining conclusion of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship and the Triple Crown of Slopestyle. Bringing together over 25,000 fans on the ground, and millions more around the world, Red Bull Joyride is the biggest stage in the sport.

Steeped in 15+ years of tradition, this is the most challenging event on the circuit. Staged in the “Boneyard,” the dirt stadium at the base of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Joyride offers the best slopestyle mountain bikers on the planet two runs – that’s two chances for glory, two opportunities to throw down high-scoring tricks and move up the leader board, and two moments in time to leave their mark on the history of the sport. The 14 best riders in the world bring their A-game to this invitational showcase, interpreting a brand new custom-built course and giving it their all.


1. Emil Johansson
2. Brett Rheeder
3. Dawid Godziek

Full results here.


  • 47 0
 Emil!! You gotta feel good for that kid.
  • 14 3
 The next semenuk. just on another level
  • 31 2
 @fatfingur Dawid took a gnarly slam on a double flip right before the contest, pretty surprised he was still able to compete and throw down. So yes he has more tricks in the bag but maybe better off taking an easy run when you've already got a good score and gone down hard
  • 1 0
 Definitely, plus he has a pro career in BMX to look after as well. He took two really hard slams during the BMX dirt jump contest at X-Games not too long ago. He's playing it smart.
  • 29 6
 Just noticed that the top 3 competitors are tagged in the title of the article. Maybe, don't?
  • 12 1
 Makes my whole year to see Emil take this win, what a beautiful thing slopestyle is. Made better by all the respect the riders show eachother. I love this sport.
  • 7 0
 Not sure why rider's like Semenuk & Atherton get slated for being moody or miserable. I like that we have a mix of personalities in the sport. Live and let ride I say. Great contest, happy for Emil- what a beast.
  • 1 0
 Not that I have any problem with either one of them, huge fans of both, but I can at least understand where the perception of Brandon comes from. With Gee I don’t even get it in the first place. The guy seems like a good dude. He’s always personable in his interviews wether it be redbull tv, Wynn tv, Elliot Jackson, etc. And if you watched any of the web series that have followed the team over the years it’s more of the same. Seems like a good guy who enjoys what he’s doing.
  • 7 0
 Godziek with an outstanding move!
  • 1 57
flag fatfingur (Aug 17, 2019 at 19:01) (Below Threshold)
 He wussed out in his second run.
  • 19 3
 @fatfingur: Oh sorry I must have not seen you trick all those jumps
  • 6 29
flag fatfingur (Aug 17, 2019 at 19:42) (Below Threshold)
 @thedriftisreal: You must have blinked.
  • 7 2
 @fatfingur: wuss?! Seriously? It's easy to be a keyboard warrior eh? Smh.
  • 5 0
 @fatfingur: Godziek took a pretty big slam trying a double backflip just before the contest started, so give the guy a break. He still got third, and if you know you cant give your all to go better than that then I really dont blame him for having a chilled run. It was still amazing to watch live in person
  • 1 0
 Love that guy
  • 7 0
 Dobrze Ty Dawid!!! Brawo Big Grin
  • 8 0
 So.. no one got robbed?
  • 4 17
flag MrChralz (Aug 18, 2019 at 10:03) (Below Threshold)
 Yes Brett
  • 5 1
 Another awesome Joyride at Whistler. So stoked for Emil - way to battle back, you deserve the win. @Pinkbike hurry with the bike checks.
  • 4 0
 Way to battle to the end Brett! Incredible riding...remember watching you as a grom at Joyride 150 many years ago..knew you had the right stuff! Smile
  • 7 5
 Must be tough for Brett when everyone talks about Semenuxk as the ONE and Emil as the ”heir apparent ”. Let's be real: they’re right. Brett is a contest dude with style. He's got tricks, style but his idea of creativity is following Semenuck on the gram.
  • 2 1
 Where did Semenuk flipwhip a flat drop before?
  • 2 0
 They don’t do a lot of the same tricks the same. Both have their own style.
  • 1 0
 @scott-townes: He's got one. I'll give him that. But let's be real: He's a Semenuck shadow. Pepsi, not Coke.
  • 1 0
 @bulletbassman: Follower and pioneer.
  • 2 0
 I appreciate what Eric fedko and toquato testa are doing. Everyone else's runs are just bars, whips, and tuck no handers. (Unturndowns if you're Swedish) it's refreshing to see riders doing unique or extension based tricks even when the judges maybe don't award them quite as many points for a flip super man As they would a flip whip. #extensionaintdead
  • 9 5
 Kinda disappointed in max because he threw off his second run for a kinda lame reason
  • 1 0
 What was the reason?
  • 9 1
 @cameronumf: Went dead sailor at the second feature and then let it go. Max had a LOT of crashes and is just healthy again, so it's likely he didn't feel it. And if you don't feel it, you will make mistakes and this is NOT the course you want to make mistakes.

It's a shame, but undoubtedly the right decision.

Just like Godziek decided not to do a real run, not feeling it and that's not the mindset to trick of these features. It sucks for us fans, but we are not the ones risking life changing injuries (and that is not hyperbole...).
  • 3 0
 @cameronumf: I've no idea if it had anything to do with it but the wind did suddenly pick up during his run, I figured that might've been why
  • 4 3
 Emils run was smooth and tech but maybe got a little more points than he should have. Nice to see rheeder bounce back and shame for rogatkin crashing and godziek bot going for a other run Looks like the judges were massively penalising not being smooth.
  • 5 1
 So hyped for Emil. Well deserved!
  • 5 1
 Tears in my eyes after Emil’s victory run. He was so stoked.
  • 7 4
 Think Rheeder got just a tad bit robbed on this one. Guess they're making up for robbing Emil in Innsbruck.
  • 3 0
 Love Emil. No qualms with him sitting there. God that was clean.
  • 3 1
 That was some amazing riding, great job everyone
  • 1 0
 thank you
  • 3 2
 shot emil Smile
  • 1 0
 'good' shot Emil????
  • 2 1
 @nob-rocket: shot im my mind means nice
  • 3 3
 Yaaaa buddy
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