Honesty. It’s hard to find in athletes and their interviews sometimes, and is often hard to find in competition in general. But the podium at Crankworx Whistler’s Dual Speed and Style was a master-class in honesty with McCaul, Strait and Howard.
Strait earned the top of the box in qualifying, perhaps no surprise for last year’s champ and the dude who has been helping shape this genre since before it had a name. No one wanted this win more than the one-and-only, two-time Rampage winner.
Ryan Howard. That “I’m just going to try and have fun out there
” line in athlete interviews has become a boring cliché. R-Dog, though…R-Dog makes you believe in fun every time he gets on his bike. If you can’t see the pure, fun - pure magic - in R-Dog’s riding, it might be time for you to get some new glasses.
It was Tyler McCaul, however, who took top honors in Whistler. T-Mac won with style and grace, showing as much panache in sportsmanship as he did in steeze.
Podiums aren't always honest, but this one was. Absolutely. Completely. And that makes the happiness and heartache, fun and photos and celebration all that much more meaningful. Video by: Mind Spark Cinema / @mindspark
Photos by: Adrian Marcoux / @amarcouxphotos & Victor Lucas
Words by: Joe Parkin
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