Video: The Comeback Kid & Top 3 Runs - Crankworx Whistler 2019

Aug 22, 2019
by Red Bull Bike  

It's the most anticipated event in the Slopestyle MTB circuit, with athletes flocking from all corners of the world to pit their skills and talent against one of the most challenging runs they'll face, it's Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler 2019.

The winning runs have never been closer than this year as flawless runs were executed to perfection from the top three riders. The BMX legend and multi-talented, Dawid Godziek, secured himself third place while the veteran slopestyle master, Brett Rheeder, came in second place after closely missing out on the top spot by the comeback kid of Crankworx, Emil Johansson.

Red Bull Joyride, “…the Super Bowl of the mountain biking world.” 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.


11 Comments

  • 19 9
 I Think Bretts second run was better than emils first run.
  • 3 0
 the judges love the combos!
  • 2 0
 @Germanmike: flip whip + fronti from the drop
  • 10 0
 The judges think you’r wrong, and everybody elses, if you go jump by jump emil win.
  • 7 0
 First Hit
- [x] Brett: Flat Drop - Frontflip
- [ ] Emil: Stepdown - 360 Tailwhip

Boner Log:
- [ ] Brett: Boner Log - Flip double bar
- [x] Emil: Oppo Truck to Unturndown

Third Hit:
- [x] Brett: Straight Jump - Oppo Cork 7
- [ ] Emil: Hip - Cork 7

Big Drop:
- [x] Brett: Backflip Tailwhip
- [ ] Emil: 360 Unturndown to Bar

Kicker:
- [ ] Brett: Cork 7
- [x] Emil: Double Truck to Downside Whip

Shark Fin:
- [ ] Brett: Tailwhip
- [x] Emil: 450 Stepthrough

Kicker:
- [ ] Brett: Double Tailwhip
- [x] Emil: Backflip Double Tailwhip

Skipper:
- [ ] Brett: Barspin
- [ ] Emil: Barpsin

Step-up:
- [ ] Brett: 360 Tailwhip
- [x] Emil: Oppo 360 Tailwhip

Step-down:
- [ ] Brett: Backflip Oppo Whip
- [ ] Emil: 360 Tailwhip to Unturndown

The last one could go either way IMO but excluding that, and not counting the skipper into the toilet bowl since they both barred it, you’ve got:
Brett: 3
Emil: 4

Even if you give the last one to Brett though, Emil undoubtedly was the smoothest looking rider on the course. It was close, but Emil earned that win.
  • 1 0
 @JustinLund: thank you for this!
  • 4 0
 best course ever- insane runs of everybody!
  • 8 5
 Unbelievable action!

but Rheeders run > Johansson run
  • 1 0
 yeah i think the same
  • 6 1
 If Brett stuck with the windshield wiper and got it, he probably would have. But otherwise, straight double whipping the trick jump took away from what could have been. Brett and Emil were one upping each other feature after feature until that point, but when Emil flip double whipped where Brett double whipped, it was decided.
  • 3 1
 Thingy was robbed.

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