Crankworx Whistler: Dual Speed and Style Results

Aug 11, 2012 at 19:27
by Karl Burkat  
Crankworx Whistler Dual Speed & Style presented by AVID:

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1. Brendan Fairclough
2. Andreu Lacondeguy
3. Kyle Strait
4. Martin Soderstrom

GoPro HD: 2012 Crankworx Speed and Style Finals run with Carson Storch -
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The invitational Dual Speed & Style presented by AVID was a huge success with the inaugural Whistler event filling Whistler Village, while thousands more tuned into the live webcast powered by Red Bull Media House.

Britain’s Brendan Fairclough, a rider widely recognized as one of the most well-rounded racers on the DH circuit, ended up in the final with Spain’s Andreu Lacondeguy, one of the world’s best-known freeriders. Lacondeguy, who actually has history battling the clock as a DH racer, gave Fairclough a run for his money but in the end pushed too hard and ended his race in a spectacular cloud of dust while the British World Cup racer sailed over the finish line to take gold.

In the battle for third place two freeriders were pit against each other; American Kyle Strait, who qualified first yesterday, and Sweden’s Martin Soderstrom. Soderstrom was pulling out Joyride-worthy tricks in every heat but in the small final was bucked on a roller and fell, giving Strait the bronze.

Pro freerider Cam McCaul, who lent his expertise as an announcer at the Dual Speed & Style, feels that going fast and having the ability to pull multiple variations of tricks is going to be the type of riding that will prevail in future rounds of Speed & Style.

“Andreu was going up against a World Cup racer so he had to push his speed limits beyond probably what was comfortable for him,” says McCaul. “That race was his to lose but Andreu actually had the speed to stay with Brendan, and the tricks to take the win, if he could have held on. You have to keep within 1.2 seconds in the ‘speed’ area to take the win with ‘style’.”

Dual Speed & Style is a new event on the freeride mountain bike scene. Riders race through a dual course head-to-head for time and earn .6 second deductions for the most stylish tricks pulled on the mid-course booters. Partly influenced by motocross and then brought to life by Kyle Strait’s glory run through the dual course in Whistler during Crankworx in 2011, the SRAM Dual Speed & Style in Les 2 Alpes on July 12, 2012 was the first Speed & Style event organized by Crankworx with Cam Zink taking the win. Judging by the crowds gathered today for the Dual Speed & Style presented by Avid, the event is an exciting addition to the world of freeride competition.

Tonight the Bud Light Crankworx Concerts featured ambient rock and power-pop starting with Jets Overhead at 7:45pm and Said The Whale at 8:45pm at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Stay tuned to for upcoming news and connect with Crankworx through or

Live Streaming Webcast Schedule for Crankworx Whistler 2012
The webcasts, powered by Red Bull Media House, are live streamed at, and by online media partner

Saturday August 11
• REPLAY – Canadian Open Enduro -
• REPLAY - Dual Speed & Style presented by AVID –

Sunday August 12
• Garbanzo DH - 4:30pm-7:00pm

Wednesday August 15
• Air DH - 3:30pm–5:30pm

Thursday August 16
• Teva Best Trick - 4:00pm-6:00pm
• Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox - 8:00pm-9:00pm

Friday August 17
• Red Bull Joyride Qualifiers - 1:30pm-3:00pm
• GIANT Dual Slalom Amateur - 3:30pm-5:30pm
• GIANT Dual Slalom Pro - 6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday August 18
• Red Bull Joyride Finals - 5:30pm-7:30pm

Sunday August 19
• Jeep Canadian Open DH - 3:00pm-5:00pm

The ninth annual Crankworx Whistler is presented by Whistler Blackcomb and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Crankworx Whistler is the biggest annual event held in Whistler and is also the largest freeride mountain bike festival in the world. Crankworx Les 2 Alpes took place for the first time July 9-15, 2012 and was the first Crankworx event to take place outside of North America. This new event will build on Crankworx’s legendary legacy in the arena of freeride mountain biking.

Watch the Replay here



  • 40 4
 Man i wish i was partying with those crazy guys on the roof, oh wait i was.
  • 22 0
 It will be interesting to see CG in such competition
  • 2 0
 29:10 datass
  • 4 0
 Brendog is still one of my favourite riders, he doesn't have the best of seasons in the World Cups and then he comes up with a result like this... RESPECT!
  • 1 0
 what bike is martin running
  • 1 0
 Haha good times it was Borrid!!!!!
  • 26 2
 'Hey Specialized Punks! I need a bike!"

Martin Soderstrom is too awesome, win or lose.
  • 20 2
 Brendan being one of the best all around riders out there... I'm not really surprised.
  • 2 1
 he 'lost' once, but the judges revise their decision, then he came back to win. good work, brendog!
  • 9 20
flag surgesunday (Aug 11, 2012 at 19:48) (Below Threshold)
 but he really lost imo if you really watched that run! His opponent trew down some sick tricks while bdog just rode a bike
  • 1 2
 yeah, I watched it. but lost connection afterward, so never know the rest..
  • 5 0
 Sorry I wasn't able to watch his runs due to a low internet connection so I'm basing my comment off of his ability to shred DH at a WC level and his really impressive ability to shred dirt jumps as well. Anyone know of a replay that isn't a steaming video? Also I'm loving the arguments going on. It shows that people actually care about this new (to mtbing anyways) discipline.
  • 6 2
 Andreau would of definately won if he didnt crash. He was just behind brendog and threw down 2 flips when brendog only did a whip and nac
  • 2 0
 He got DQ'd anyway cause he missed the wall
  • 1 0
 any one know where i can get one of those A-line hats that one of the commentators is wearing?
  • 1 0
 A-Line hats are sold at Garbanzo Bike and Bean
  • 1 0
 thanks! and same with the shirts?
  • 1 0
  • 4 1
 You canadians can neg prop me with no excuse, but online stream was rubbish like never before. Never showed results tree, was lagging all over the place (like never before), missed some great moments, because of advertising, background sound was too low, while comentary was too loud (barely can hear the crowd - can't feel the atmosphere). Overall organization? Fixing pole in the ground after every run? Seriously? Results guy got a hangover? Screen shows bull$%# and no one knows who won, or if they know, and starts celebrating, next moment this appears to be a mistake. Les 2 Alpes Speed & Style was such a joy to watch, unfortunatelly, this just isn't.
  • 6 2
 Having watched this, Martin was the only guy popping and tricking every hit and still going crazy fast...had he not slid out twice he would have won for sure. Shitty luck.
  • 3 1
 You're nuts. Even with a huge lead Lacondeguy was throwing backflips. Not only that but even after going ig on the first jump he had the lead on Fairclough before blowing his line
  • 2 0
 Should read "going big". I still can't type for shit on an iPhone
  • 2 1
 He didn't hit the wall going against Brendan though. But I do agree, he was a speedy dude.
  • 6 0
 Throwing down tricks doesn't make you instantly stylish, just saying.
  • 6 0
 Too bad CG wasnt there Frown
  • 1 0
 Worlds selection is down to each countries federation. British Cycling thought long and hard as to who they would allow from their allocation and with the likes of Marc Beaumont being on top form means the UK have a very, very strong talent pool and therefore a massive headache regards who to choose.
  • 1 0
 It's definitely neat to see which riders do well at this event. Awesome to finally see Brendog winning an event, with Andreau right up there in second! And if he hadn't wiped out at the end he definitely would have won.
  • 1 3
 He skipped the wallride so it was a dq anyway
  • 2 1
 Why don't they spray a little water on the course? IMO it's kinda lame to see dudes lose because they washed out in a pile of dust.
  • 3 0
 The course was being watered all day long guys..
  • 1 0
 This is pretty much designed for Brendan Fairclough adding speed and style.
  • 1 0
 Brendog was good, but Bernard Kerr was better... He was so quick.. smoked brendon. Don't know why he didn't go through
  • 1 0
 timing was so bad. it was like "we pick who goes on to the following round"
  • 6 5
 Lacondeguy won this ! ! !
  • 1 1
 i fucking hated that video, sorry, there was nothing apart from athlete skill that I enjoyed. This depresses me
  • 1 1
 before the beef starts, in my personal opinion, none of those shots were useable unless it was the only shot documenting the moment.
  • 1 1
 I don't mean to offend, this festival pulls very close at my heartstrings and professional obligations have pulled me away from being able to document it how I see it.
  • 3 0
 What more do you want? None of the shots? Not one?
  • 1 0
 anyone know the song?
  • 1 0
 how much do tey get for winning ??
  • 1 0
 daumn wish my girlfriend was as hot as the starter lady
  • 1 0
 hey, is the guy in the shot on the front page Super T?
  • 1 0
 1:12.29 Tyler went through first. so the names are switched. Do the math.
  • 1 1
 Why isn't Brendan going to World Champs? Are they mad?
  • 1 1
 injuries made it so he couldn't race, so the UK probably selected riders with a full season, an im pretty sure the UCI has rulings on how many points / races you need to qualify for worlds.
  • 1 1
 It's only his second day back on the bike.
  • 2 1
 Yeah i suppose that makes sense.
  • 2 0
 But he did get 4th last year at the Champéry world champs, you think that would qualify him??
  • 4 0
 dont worry about it britain can hold their own in world champs, they got hart, atherton, peaty, bryceland.. thats off the top of my head
  • 1 0
 Yes brendog!!
  • 1 0
 go go brendog
  • 1 0
 Yeah Brendog!
  • 1 0
 Brendan u legend !!!!!
  • 1 3
 Lol Semenuk @ 1:43:55 in the crowd on right

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