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Final Results from Air DH at Crankworx Whistler 2023

Jul 25, 2023 at 16:58
by Christie Fitzpatrick  

The results are in from the Crankworx Whistler Air DH. Check out the results below.

Pro Women

1st. Jill KINTNER
2nd. Georgia ASTLE

Pro Men

1st. Samuel BLENKINSOP
2nd. Mick HANNAH
3rd. Tuhoto-Ariki PENE

Pro Women:


Pro Men:


Stay tuned for more from this event!

You can see the schedule for upcoming events, including the five that will be live streamed, here.

AirDH Podium

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  • 57 2
 Mick: "I'm retired. I still race, but I'm retired." Guys still such a weapon.
  • 7 0
 no doubt! And I imagine he's such a mind-f*ck to anyone he races... *no pressure bro, I'm retired... oh, you got beat by a retiree? Damn son..."
  • 2 0
 "you must be Doc Holliday... you retired too?"
"oh not me... I'm in my prime..."
"yea, you look it."
  • 47 2
 Jill Kintner=unreal. Just keeps winning!
  • 9 0
 Sorry for the accidental downvote. I remember watching her ride BMX 20+ years ago. She's an inspiration and a role model.
  • 3 0
 If Minnaar & Kintner had a kid, would that kid win until he/she were 100 or what? dang
  • 30 0
 Blenki just 0.204 seconds too fast...
  • 42 1
 Blenk, and you'll miss it!
  • 24 0
 Good to see Tuhoto Pene finding some pace, albeit without a full world cup field but might just be the confidence boost he needs to come out of his shell and lay one down in coming WC races.. one to watch I reckon..
  • 4 2
 First he'll need a bike that actually works.
  • 7 10
 I just wanna see a Kiwi on a team that really breeds winners like Santa Cruz or Specialized. Problem is you need to already be an elite guy to get on them. I feel like if Blenky or Brook had been picked up by Santa Cruz way back when then they'd have completely different results by now.
  • 4 0
 @DrChaos: what's wrong with his bike?
  • 10 0
 @bikes-arent-real: Macdonald rode for Trek right after Gwin, who basically won everything on that bike.
  • 5 0
 @bikes-arent-real: Blenki was on Yeti back when they picked the best wildcards, then moved to Lapierre which was the current Specialised team on a different frame.

Didn't Danny hart have his best years at MS Mondraker?

I feel like Blenki being more or less everyone's favourite rider roughly 2008 to 201x was a good career.
  • 2 0
 Tuhoto was finding pace last season, he got an 11th and a 13th.
  • 12 0
 I really enjoy seeing Martha Gill doing well in the Crankworx series. She's one of those people who seems to genuinely enjoy everything bike and her progression over the last few years has been fun to watch.
  • 13 0
 Really difficult to read the names in that light red on grey background...
  • 4 0
 Yep, I hope they aren’t doing that to mess with us red/green colorblind people!
  • 11 0
 Total ANZAC blowout on the men's side.
  • 20 0
 we have a saying here in Australia that makes no sense.... but "we aint here to fk spiders!" as the saying goes.
  • 39 0
 Home track advantage
  • 2 0
 Are they taking over Whistler from the Australians?
  • 2 0
 @Brasher: actually this has made perfect sense to me since time I first heard it. Somehow my fellow Canadians still give me weird looks when I say it though.
  • 6 0
 @Brasher: We have a saying here in NZ that "kiwis moving to Aussie increases the average IQ of both nations"
  • 4 0
 @Ritgut: and a sheep sighs in relief Smile
  • 15 8
 I don't get what this event is.
I'm not trolling here, help me out.
Is it just a flowy downhill? Is it a giant pump track?
Where is the competitive edge to be gained?
What's the point of it, like what am I watching for, to be impressed by?
How does one be bad, good, or the best at this?
  • 18 0
 Basically it's a scrub race
  • 25 0
 One be doing good with a fast run. One be best with the fastest run.
  • 16 0
 Well, basically you go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.
  • 1 0
 Well it's a downhill race, I believe the course is just A line (open to correction on that) although based on the one POV video I randomly watched it was quite wet and muddy this year.

I imagine the competitive edge is gained largely from scrubbing the jumps and pumping the transitions. You get good at that the same way you get good at almost anything else: practicing.
  • 5 0
 @Vudu74: "...have you any idea what the street value of the mountain is?"
  • 8 0
 @Vudu74: I want my two dollars
  • 2 2
 Seriously though. What is the Air DH and how is it different from the Open DH or other DH? Especially since it's part of Crankworx. Can anyone race? Is it like PHAT Wednesday and just happens to have during Crankworx week? Serious here.
  • 2 0
 @burnerAccount: We had an "Air DH" at Trestle (Winter Park, CO bike park) on the main jump line Rainmaker for years as well. A-Line is a jump/flow line. AKA a big BMX track vs. proper DH.
  • 2 0
 @burnerAccount: a line is a flowy jump trail that's really popular and it is fun to have a race on it. Called air dh because there's lots of jumps, and other places can have an Air dh on their own jump trails. Canadian open dh and most other dh racing is on more technical trails.
  • 9 0
 Bailey Goldstone putting down 4th against stiff competition.
  • 8 0
 Stoked for Bailey not least because she is starting on a career as a team manager, and having strong race results is great for your overall credibility and gravitas in such situations.
  • 7 0
 Stoked for Blenki
  • 5 0
 Mick Hannah my gawd what a legend! That's so rad!
  • 4 0
 Matt walker (NZL) is really on a roll since his enduro win, looks like he’s having fun whilst doing it so bonus.
  • 4 0
 Those red names on the black background… too old glide that
  • 8 4
 Jill Kintner finishes 38th in the men's.
  • 10 11
 Finished first in our hearts. Smile

First overall in Women's too.

...oh and approximately 9,527 places faster than you.
  • 13 2
 @donaarblitzen: Welcome to the internet where someone reads shit and thinks you're insulting someone and rushes to their defense.

I was making fun of my fellow males who got smoked by a near 40 yr old bad ass who I've witnessed race since she was a teen.

I've got daughters. I root for the bad ass females.
Go start your war with some other villain.
Fokk off!
  • 2 6
flag fiftypercentsure (Jul 26, 2023 at 15:02) (Below Threshold)
 @blowmyfuse: You've just been demoted to 9,528.
  • 2 1
 @donaarblitzen: just read some of your posts. You're in my age group. Ridemonkey is still kicking if you wanna hump someone's posts over there.
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: Ok?

Glad to hear it wasn't a purposeful dig at the legend Kintner.
  • 3 0
 Stoked to see blenki take the W
  • 1 0
 someone want to explain bass bib #? we got all kinds of low digits venturing into the 100s then BAM! 1000!
  • 13 0
 His plate says king of crankworx but they assign an actual number for the timing system. Caroline is the same

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