The Complete 2019 Crankworx Rotorua Schedule

Mar 18, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Crankworx Rotorua DH 2018

Returning for its fourth year Crankworx Rotorua offers an exciting start to the season with riders battling across a number of different disciplines.

For the first time this year, we will get to see some of the top athletes go face to face as they compete for points to be crowned King or Queen of Crankworx. Last years king Sam Blenkinsop will be returning try and secure the crown for another year, whereas five times Queen of Crankworx winner Jill Kintner has announced that she will not be attending Crankworx this year forfeiting her chance to hold onto the title.

The offseason is officially over so let's take a look at what you can expect to see over the next week from New Zealand.

100% Dual Slalom

The week starts with the 100% Dual Slalom, as riders battle it out over the course featuring jumps and berms it will be exciting to see who comes out on top. With both of last years winners from the elite category, Tomas Slavik and Jill Kintner, not racing the top spot could be won be anyone.

When?
NZDT - Tuesday, March 19th: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
PST - Monday, March 18th: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
CET - Tuesday, March 19th: 5:00am - 7:00am
GMT - Tuesday, March 19th: 4:00am - 6:00am

2018 Results:

Men:

1st. Tomas Slavik
2nd. Kyle Strait
3rd. Luca Cometti

Full Mens results here.


Women:

1st. Jill Kintner
2nd. Kialani Hines
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave

Full Womens results here.


Previously:
Dual Slalom Photo Epic - Crankworx Rotorua 2018
Dual Slalom Highlights Video - Crankworx Rotorua 2018

Air DH presented by Bosch
Crankworx Rotorua 2018 - Air DH

Next up is the Air DH, taking place on Rotorua's version of Whistler's A-line the trail named 'Mr Black' features fast berms and over 30 jumps for riders to tackle as they race their way to the bottom. Check out the all the action as riders hit the course on Wednesday.

When?
NZDT - Wednesday, March 20th: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
PST - Tuesday, March 19th: 19:30pm - 21:30pm
CET - Wednesday, March 20th: 3:30am - 5:30am
GMT - Wednesday, March 20th: 2:30am - 4:30am

2018 Results:

Men:

1st. Mick Hannah: 02:08.960
2nd. Matt Walker: +0.73
3rd. Tomas Slavik: +0.79

Full Mens results here.


Women:

1st. Jill Kintner: 02:19.760
2nd. Vaea Verbeeck: +1.88
3rd. Emilie Siegenthaler: +4

Full Womens results here.


Previously:
Air DH Photo Epic - Crankworx Rotorua 2018
Air DH Highlights Video - Crankworx Rotorua 2018

Mons Royale Speed & Style
Loron vs Howard

Offering a mix of Slopestyle and Dual Slalom the Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style offers exhilarating racing as riders try and to be both fast and stylish. Expect backflips, tailwhips and crashes as everyone pushes their limits. Look out for this amazing event on Thursday.

When?
Live Broadcast Event
NZDT - Thursday, March 21st: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PST - Wednesday, March 20th: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
CET - Thursday, March 21st: 5:00am - 7:00am
GMT - Thursday, March 21st: 4:00am - 6:00am

2018 Results:

Pro - open:

1st. Martin Soderstrom
2nd. Joe Simpson
3rd. Adrien Loron



Full results here.

Previously:
Photo Epic: High-Paced Racing at the Crankworx Rotorua Dual Speed & Style
Dual Speed and Style Highlights - Crankworx Rotorua 2018

Rotorua Downhill presented by The Professionals
Crankworx Rotorua DH 2018

After the carnage of last years race on a wet and greasy track, riders will be hoping for better conditions on Friday for the Downhill. Can Sam Blenkinsop and Tahnee Seagrave repeat their domination of the field and take the win by sizeable margins again this year?

When?
Live Broadcast Event
NZDT - Friday, March 22nd: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
PST - Thursday, March 21st: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
CET - Friday, March 22nd: 3:00am - 5:00am
GMT - Friday, March 22nd: 2:00am - 4:00am

2018 Results:

Men:

1st. Sam Blenkinsop: 3:13.100
2nd. Mick Hannah: +5.14
3rd. Finn Iles: +15.86

Full Mens results here.


Women:

1st. Tahnee Seagrave: 04:18.510
2nd. Emilie Siegenthaler: +11.6
3rd. Miranda Miller: +32.83

Full Womens results here.


Previously:
Photo Epic: Survival Mode at the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill
Video Highlights: The Crankworx Rotorua Downhill Was Gre-he-heasy
Inside The Tape: Brett Tippie Checks Out The Crankworx Rotorua Downhill

RockShox Rotorua Pump Track Challenge

Friday will see the riders race side by side again as they take on the Rockshox Rotorua Pump Track Challenge. The intense racing will take place over a number of heats before the winner is crowned. Last year saw some extremely close racing and we expect no change for this years event. This is one you don't want to miss.

When?
Live Broadcast Event
NZDT - Friday, March 22nd: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
PST - Thursday, March 21st: 23:30pm - Friday, March 22nd: 1:30am
CET - Friday, March 22nd: 7:30am - 9:30am
GMT - Friday, March 22nd: 6:30am - 8:30am

2018 Results:

Men:

1st. Tomas Lemoine
2nd. Chaney Guennet
3rd. Michael Bias

Full Mens results here.


Women:

1st. Jill Kintner
2nd. Kialani Hines
3rd. Jonna Johnsen

Full Womens results here.


Previously:
Pump Track Photo Epic - Crankworx Rotorua 2018
Pump Track Challenge Highlights Video - Crankworx Rotorua 2018

Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza
Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle 2018

After weather affecting the event last year and almost leading to organisers calling it off we were eventually treated to unbelievable action when riders finally started sending it down the course. Check out the action live from Rotorua on Saturday.

When?
Live Broadcast Event
NZDT - Saturday, March 23rd: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PST - Friday, March 22nd: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CET - Saturday, March 23rd: 3:00am - 6:00am
GMT - Saturday, March 23rd: 2:00am - 5:00am

2018 Results:

Pro - Open:

1st. Brett Rheeder: 94.25
2nd. Thomas Genon: 91.5
3rd. Diego Caverzasi: 90.5

Full results here.



Previously:
Photo Epic: Going Big at the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle
Video Highlights: The Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle Was Worth The Wait
Inside The Tape at the Slopestyle Course - Crankworx Rotorua 2018

Giant Toa Enduro presented by CamelBak

After a year off the EWS returns to Crankworx Rotorua for the Giant Toa Enduro presented by Camelbak. After some extremely wet racing two years ago that saw some of the top enduro riders struggle for good results everyone will be hoping for a repeat of last years dry conditions. With a full roster of EWS pros in attendance, it will be interesting to see if last years winners Keegan Wright and Casey Brown can repeat their victories.

When?
NZDT - Sunday, March 24th: 8:00am - 5:30pm
PST - Saturday, March 23rd: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
CET - Satuday, March 23rd: 8:00pm - Sunday, March 24th: 5:30am
GMT - Saturday, March 23rd: 7:00pm - Sunday, March 24th: 4:30am




2018 Results:

Men:

1st. Keegan Wright: 00:28:08.200
2nd. Sam Blenkinsop: +4.8
3rd. Matt Walker: +45.9

Full Mens results here.


Women:

1st. Casey Brown: 00:33:47.820
2nd. Ronja Hill-Wright: +2:00.4
3rd. Vaea Verbeeck: +2:46.36

Full Womens results here.


Previously:
Toa Enduro Photo Epic - Crankworx Rotorua 2018
Toa Enduro Highlights Video - Crankworx Rotorua 2018



Get ready to show your skills for picking winners and you could be in the running to win a trip to Crankworx Whistler, a RockShox Lyrik and a Maxxis prize pack. With a fictional budget of $1.5 million, you will choose your ultimate team of 6 riders to go to battle during each Crankworx Rotorua live broadcast. Before each of the four broadcasts, select your team of athletes to collect the most points possible. For every event, you can select your dream team. You can change out your team up to the start of each live broadcast event.





MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx / @cameronmackenzie



20 Comments

  • + 11
 Keeping us Americans on our toes with switching between 12hr and 24hr formats?
  • + 2
 next they'll be throwing imperial units at us
  • + 3
 I hope they throw imperial treats. Or any treat, metric or whatever. Just more treats thrown, please.
  • + 4
 Bummed I won’t be there this year. Such an awesome event put on by organizers that know how to throw a party. Good luck to all the riders.
Damn you injuries!!
  • + 4
 Thanks for banning jonnycanfield
  • + 4
 Air DH presented by Bosch, stay away with your Bosch-powered e-bikes!
  • + 1
 I didn't know they were a presenting sponsor.
  • + 1
 can anybody give the rider list for the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by the Professionals, cant seem to find it on the event page
  • + 2
 @edspratt I think it's the 5th year there's been a CWX Rotorua.
  • + 1
 Did I miss Jill Kitner in the Enduro Fantasy league or was she simply not there?
  • + 1
 Not competing in Rotorua
  • + 2
 These times will work great for me on the east coast.Stoked!
  • + 1
 Why they never show the Whip Off!
  • + 1
 Would love to watch the whole thing...30 minutes before all the way to the podium and champagne/beer. Highlights are cool, but I'd love to feel the vibe like I was there.
  • - 1
 This really should say that it is a broadcast schedule. I assume here on PB?
  • + 9
 You can watch Speed & Style, Rotorua DH, Pump Track and Slopestyle live on Pinkbike.
  • + 0
 Full coverage ? Or just highlights ?
  • + 1
 Thanks Smile
  • + 1
 needs more jakub vincl

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