[Updated] Video Round Up: Highlights, POVs & More from Crankworx Rotorua 2023

Mar 23, 2023
by Ed Spratt  
Crankworx Rotorua is back to kick off the 2023 World Tour. Come back throughout the week for videos from Slopestyle, Downhill, Dual Slalom and more.



Jenna Hastings - Air DH


bigquotesIt's the first day at skyline!! it's air dh day!! it was an epic day. started off with dual slalom qualifiers in the morning, and then into air dh practice and race... or sprint... crankworx loves their loud music so ignore the random muted videos, I apologise! Jenna Hastings



Martha Gill - Air DH POV


bigquotesRacing mr black at skyline Rotorua from the crankworx air dh - very hard work!! Martha Gill



Harriet Burbidge-Smith - Whip Off POV


bigquotesSick times at the first event for me this week! Whip off Harriet Burbidge-Smith



Martha Gill - Taniwha Downhill


bigquotesA wild weekend of racing for the crankworx downhill in Rotorua!!! Martha Gill



Kye A'Hern's 5th Place POV



Words: UR Team

What an amazing race it was in tricky conditions. From hero dirt to super slick. Jump on board with Kye A'Hern as he rips down the Taniwha course in Rotorua to take 5th overall on the day for the Crankworx DH.


A HERN Kye

Kye A Hern

Kye A Hern
PC: Clint Trahan



Jenna Hastings


bigquotesThe first stop of the 2023 Crankworx world tour, the first event of Rotorua, and oooo she was good! Bernie and Jake had a blast, and I channelled my inner Ronnie Mac.! Jenna Hastings



Bernard Kerr


bigquotesCrankworx DH finals day, Jenna smashed it even though she almost had a huge with her Ronnie Mac, Jake went good and I just didn't have the intensity...its coming sports fans! Bernard Kerr



Downhill Winning Runs


bigquotesThe French Downhiller won the 2015 and 2016 event back to back and after 7 years he has made his grand return to Crankworx Rotorua with a gold medal finish at Rockshox Taniwha Downhill. Crankworx


bigquotesJess Blewitt snagged her first pro World Tour gold with a top finish at Rockshox Taniwha Downhill. In 2020 she won the junior category of Crankworx Rotorua Downhill and this year she certainly cemented herself amongst the pros. Crankworx



Bernard Kerr


bigquotesTrack walk and day 1 of practice here at Crankworx Rotorua and the track is INSANE WET - crazy / impossible is an understatement .. Loic Bruni is calling down the track as am I !

Enjoy the carnage and rut track Sports fans!
Bernard Kerr


bigquotesCrankworx has ruts like Redbud today for seeding here in Rotorua. Its a fun time though. Jump on board and watch me get sketchy and hit tree. The get smoked by Loic. Bernard Kerr



Sam Blenkinsop's Downhill Practice POV





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4 Comments
  • 12 1
 So nice to see Niko Mulally on the podium!
  • 2 0
 Great videos - I would prefer if they could do the timer bar on the side, kind of gets in the way on the bottom like that.
  • 2 0
 Trail networks no longer allow riding in the wet. We're getting soft.
  • 1 0
 Why is there hardly any reporting on CWX events on PB anymore







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