EWS Round One, Giant Toa Enduro: Results - Crankworx Rotorua 2017

Mar 25, 2017 at 13:24
by Pinkbike Staff  
The changing face of Crankworx Slopestyle

Final Results – Pro Men:
Wyn keeps it steady and takes the day ahead of ex-local Matt Walker and brother Ed Masters
Wyn happy with his day and so he should be, taking his first EWS victory and opening 2017 in the best way.

EWS Rotorua men s results 2017

A timing chip error has revealed that Connor Fearon placed 3rd on stage one meaning he placed 20th overall.


Final Results – Pro Women:
Finish line of one tough EWS kickoff in New Zealand.
Cecile Ravanel satisfied with her day and kicking off her 2017 campaign the same way she finished 2016 – winning.

EWS Rotorua women s results 2017


Get the full results from the eventful day on the trails.


MENTIONS: @EnduroWorldSeries / @officialcrankworx / @giantbicycles




189 Comments

  • + 132
 Ratboy 5th & not too far behind.. Would love to see him on the podium... Go on... Smash it.....
  • - 49
flag scott-townes (Mar 25, 2017 at 16:26) (Below Threshold)
 Same here but what was all that B/S about him stopping DH because of his concern for the environment over too much traveling? Friggen rat trolled us.
  • + 60
 Been watching the 50-01 Cedric vlogs for the past few days, and I really want Ratboy to kill it. Dude just seems like he's always having a blast on his bike, and it's contagious!
  • + 75
 @scott-townes: Rat has never said that in print or video--it was a Claudio comment during Rat's last DH race. It's Claudio that trolled us. Or Rat trolled Claudio : )
  • + 20
 @scott-townes: Didn't we learn that that was just Claudio speculating? I don't think Josh himself ever mentioned it at all.
  • + 3
 I don't know what to think anymore..... Damn you Claudio!!!
  • + 10
 @scott-townes: Rat boy has been known to be a closet workout monster. It's a lot easier to married yourself as a drunk party animal that shreds
  • - 18
flag jaame (Mar 25, 2017 at 18:19) (Below Threshold)
 @scott-townes: That was so obviously a facetious remark it's not funny. How anyone could fall for it is unfathomable.
  • + 1
 @Loamhuck: autocorrect
  • + 17
 STAY ON YOUR BIKE EDDIE
  • + 14
 I'm gonna pump my tires nice and hard now.
  • + 3
 It's good that Minnaar wasn't there. It would be at least 10 exchanges of Tweeter butthurtness with Peaty and Lopes using hashtags like #notarealsport #notagoodcourse #oldguysrule #sad
  • + 4
 Can't wait for wyn tv
  • + 5
 Rat boy 8th
  • + 3
 @chyu: indeed. I want to be a hard man now as well.
  • + 2
 I never knew the guy could pedal a bike!
  • + 78
 HAHAHA how's that home town advantage lads!?

Please please please let Eddie win this. The spirit of Enduro is STRONG!
  • + 21
 Eddies Enduro training is finally paying off!
  • + 3
 @Maverickdh00: he probably brushed out some cheat lines lol
  • + 4
 @makripper: true, so Eddie, local fairies will stay mum as well and trails will Nvr be the same again now.
  • + 1
 Does anyone know who he is racing for this year?
  • + 57
 Graves should have been more open about his tire pressures. MTB karma.
  • + 4
 What ever they were according to his Instagram write up it caused the mud to stick ????
  • + 28
 Go on Ratboy my son!!!
  • + 39
 Is it really you? Ratman, father of Ratboy?
  • + 23
 On the outside Wyn is all fun and games, party all night. But behind the scenes he is a world class athlete. Damn what's brand ambassador who can achieve both.
  • + 17
 first year in elite and already winning the first stage?!
Great job Adrien!
  • + 6
 By 9 seconds!
  • + 2
 So awesome. He is going to be a force this year.
  • + 3
 Not just one stage winning.. plus it looks it would have easly won the CG if not lost more thant a minute in SP4...
  • + 3
 Won two stages with big gaps to second place, without the one bad stage result he might have won the overall.
  • + 14
 [[[[This race is wild!
Forget everything you thought was going to happen in this race – you were wrong about it all!

Richie is barely scraping a top 50 place!

Adrien Dailly is leading after 2 stages!

And the Kiwis are killing it! They could take the top 10 at this rate]]]]

Said it read it and weap it
  • + 20
 I think the guys with the quick times got in before the rain
  • + 14
 Rule #1: Never doubt the Kiwis in Rotovegas.
  • - 1
 @OriginalDonk: esp when its

slipery when wet!!! BJV
  • + 1
 Times are really close. Rude is sitting in 39th but is only 1 min 8 seconds back. I'm not sure on the course for tomorrow, but it still seems like it's anyone's race, especially if there are some longer stages.
  • + 14
 @DMal: its only a one day race
  • + 0
 @aushred: Ah, makes sense. Plus I checked out the live feed and things seems to be separating a bit more.
  • + 1
 You reckon? I always thought hometown advantage was always gonna be a big part of today's race (as it was in '15). I was not surprised at all to see Wyn and Matt on the podium. I had Keegan up there too instead of Eddie, but hey.

Surprises for me were how well Sam Hill and Ratboy went.

Amazing riding — the conditions made the racing pretty tough going.
  • + 2
 @AlanMcCrindle: Nah, I was there. The trails were wet from the rain two days ago and again in the morning before any of the pros hit the hill.

Stages 3 and 5 would have been hellish in today's conditions - peanut butter mud, ruts, slippery roots and slick rock.
  • + 14
 @DDB1: the fact that Sam hill and rat boy did well says a lot about about the tracks as they are quite possibly the two most technically gifted riders in the field
  • + 7
 @multialxndr: Totally. Watched Ratboy come through a nasty section on Stage 6 and he made it look like nothing. So smooth.
  • + 2
 @DDB1: you can see that here. He just went straight through whilst others are sliding sideways.
spokemagazine.com/content/ews-hecklefest
  • + 1
 @ugez: Yeah I saw that this morning - GOLD!!
  • + 18
 Wyn for the win!!!
  • + 2
 Kiwis don't hurt tree fairies and root fairies simple as!
  • + 3
 Wyn is so rad. Rooting hard for him
  • + 16
 Connor Mcfarlane!!!! LOOOL so fast
  • + 20
 EWS at the start of the year....Rampage at the end. What a lad!
  • + 1
 Sorry meant to up vote and obtuse won't let me change it
  • + 13
 Comon sam hill! Let's do it!!
  • + 8
 you can find the latest race feed on www.enduroworldseries.com/live
Looks like the men outside the top 30 rode stage 1 in the dry and then the rain came
  • + 9
 Wyn!!!!! For the win!!!!! Back to back for GT!?
  • + 5
 RotoVegas is probably the ultimate home town advantage in all of Enduro/DH.

The locals just ride the tracks 20x more than anyone else simply because NZ is so far away from the bulk of the racing world.

Case in point, did everyone forget that Matt Walker grew up 40mins away and got a podium slot in this event 2 years ago.
  • + 1
 Year after year I'm impressed by kiwis in the mtb world. Such a small community and yet such good results on the international scene.
  • + 8
 I can't wait to see him interview himself on WynTV!
  • + 6
 Wow. I can see why Graves kept his pressures secret. He got himself a TOP 35 keeping those bad-boys to himself
  • + 8
 Win, Wyn!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 5
 Wyn won!
  • + 6
 Well. Obviously the Kiwis were on something, so that'd make Sam the winner....
  • + 4
 Surprised you lot haven't claimed them as your own Razz

PS Pavlova is ours!
  • + 2
 Your turn next in Derby, u cant have it all you greedy Ockers! Roll on Smash Derby!!!
  • + 1
 @handynzl: Ha! Well, yell out when you want Russ back....!
  • + 7
 Greg Callaghan, delighted for your. Makes me proud to be Irish
  • + 1
 Results just shows the lads are really good in riding mud. Haha
  • + 1
 @ugez: Results show who rips on their local trials! Saying that Callaghan is back to back champ in Ireland!
  • + 3
 Good man Greg!
  • + 1
 @MrEoghans: that and guys who are good in riding mud
  • + 1
 @ugez: you know it brother, good to see IRL and NZ on the podium
  • + 6
 Did not expect to say Moir, Bryceland or Barel on this list. Cool that these boys are racing this Enduro!
  • + 7
 Barel the Legend.
  • + 7
 Ratboy?!?!
  • + 4
 Not so much in this thread but I have seen a lot of hate on PB for GT. They sure have been winning a lot of races lately for sucking so much.
  • + 7
 SAM HILL!!!!!!!
  • + 9
 CAME FOURTH!!!!!!!

What? I thought we were shouting???!!??!!??!!
  • + 5
 Ratboy has no team or manufacturer listing, so that's a great result for a privateer, nice one Ratboi
  • + 6
 Where's Richie?
  • + 6
 75th..
  • - 4
flag Maverickdh00 (Mar 25, 2017 at 20:29) (Below Threshold)
 Ritchie who!!!
  • + 5
 He just won stage 6.
  • + 3
 All of the top guys were screwed by the starting order. Heard it was a big advantage to be starting early before the trails were totally destroyed. Notice that none of the top 10 guys were were up there. BTW Adrien Dailly would have won if not for the issue on Stage 3. Crazy fast for his first Pro race after moving up from U21.
  • + 7
 @salespunk: Yeah, and the earlier starting guys got the rain on other stages. It is what it is. Just racing and having fun.

Starting in the third to last group yesterday in the Challenger was, however, somewhat of a handicap. We started 40mins after the first group but were still expected to make the stage cutoffs in the same time as the first groups. We were racing from the roll off, and playing catch up all day.

Slippy and fun, nonetheless, and I was putting in times faster than when I last rode the trails and that was when the trails were dry, unlike yesterday.
  • + 1
 @rideonjon: that's a good stage to win too ????
  • + 4
 @salespunk: mate that's racing, champs don't sweat that stuff, it swings in roundabouts sometimes going last is an advantage, prob not today, but said yesterday he should have taken the 5.5 29er for the mud, still he's a champ came back to 20th so some damage control for the series!

#noexcuses

Roll on Derby!
  • + 1
 @salespunk: I know...nuts right??? I thought Dailly would be fast this year but he's gonna be challenging for the overall because of this race. If he can stay consistent he'll be a threat every race.
  • + 5
 dang bruh this is just what happened
  • + 5
 So like, nobody won the fantasy contest?
  • + 13
 We all get a finishers medal, mate Smile
  • + 1
 @Tmackstab: No - I don't think so. Oh, except for those who entered after the deadline.
  • + 3
 All I know is that i didn't won on that Fox Proframe helmet.. what a win for the home town lads.. nice one, Sam hill landed at 4th.. stoked on him.
  • + 3
 did anyone win........
  • + 5
 Way to go Max Leyen! 4th on your first ever EWS race - MU21!
  • + 2
 More impressive is that his time would have him almost in the top 10 OVERALL. Amazing!
  • + 2
 He actually looks set to take 2nd. Up 18 seconds gointo stage 7. Not surprised as he absolutely screamed by me at last year's vedder enduro. Kid is fast!
  • + 1
 Max is a shredder %100. Keep an eye on that kid
  • + 1
 He raced a couple of rounds last year. He's a good kid, and he's been working hard--definitely has the potential to be a force to be reckoned with!
  • + 1
 Nice consistent riding Max!
  • + 1
 Conditions looked slick. The dh boys took part in the not so dh but still dh race on a smaller bike and killed it. It just shows how transferable the skills are. The dh boys train super hard so deserve all they get. It's a shame there isn't an overall for xc enduro 4x and dh for a season. Would be a great watch.
  • + 4
 Woooooo! Wynner Wynner!!!!
  • + 2
 Chicken dinner?
  • + 1
 @ratedgg13: Beer for dinner
  • + 5
 @ratedgg13: Dynner, bud... Dynner...
  • + 1
 @handynzl: But only if it arrives nek minnit
  • + 1
 @ratedgg13: haha! Where is that damn skateboard???!!!??!!?
  • + 4
 Was that a first EWS round for Jack Moir? Quite respectable
  • + 4
 Well Done to Wyn, Eddie and Greg!! The Irish felt at home in the rain!!
  • + 3
 Sam Hill is going to be the one to watch this year every EWS he has raced always in the top 5 GO SAM !!!!!!!
  • + 1
 I assume Sam Hill became fast as he used to be before he started to loose DH speed. I׳m pretty sure that if he will go race DH again he will pass qualify and even get a good result.
  • + 1
 The timing on EWS site is bizzare. It has several riders' results for all 5 stages, some for 4, some 3, some 2 and several (Rude among others) only for one stage. Was there a weird staggered start or something?
  • + 2
 Local knowledge and and an early start seemed to have definitely played into this one. Looked like a tough day on the bike.
  • + 3
 Eddie the eagle! Rippin it bro!
  • + 2
 He's had two crashes on stage 6, i hope he can hold the lead.
  • + 2
 @rideonjon: read his dropper is stuck at max height for final stages
  • + 1
 @multialxndr: Yah i saw that hopefully he was able to do something about that before dropping into the last stage.COME ON EDDIE!!!
  • + 1
 @rideonjon: Having the saddle up on that last stage won't be too bad. There aren't too many sections where it will actually cost him time
  • + 2
 @Mattdavys: Good to hear,i'm really rooting for Eddie to win.He's the peoples champ.
  • + 3
 Puncture stage 7 Frown
  • + 2
 Lol pinkbike turns emojis into words
  • + 2
 @ugez: this is awesome
Thanks for sharing
  • + 3
 Joe smith n Ratboy on flats?
  • + 4
 And Hill always
  • + 4
 Yes Eddie killing it
  • + 1
 That's just plain rude. Pushing Richie all the way back to 20th place like that!
  • + 0
 Wheelie Wednesday ftw! Congrats to all the winners, all the riders are winners that competed in those conditions in all classes! Classy! That be racing dawgs!!
  • + 2
 Fly Eddie the Eagle! Fly!!!
  • + 1
 Wyn? For the win?! YESS!! And Sam Hill not far behind?! Epic start to the season!!
  • + 2
 Jeeez Ravanel puts the hurt on the field!
  • + 1
 No doubt. That 3:15 gap to second place seems huge!
  • + 3
 Kiwi 1,2,3 yeaaaah boy
  • + 6
 Hell yeah! Masters boys fighting it out to the end!
  • + 2
 wow. some of the local lads putting time into the pros. EPIC
  • + 3
 GO ON EDDIE!
  • + 2
 So keen to see some WynTV after this.... haha! u beauty!!
  • + 3
 waaaaaat
  • + 1
 How f*cked are the trails?
  • + 4
 Tacky and pristine. Proper riding!
  • + 2
 @handynzl: graves said it's an abortion out there.
  • + 3
 @jclnv: It's just weather, and when it rains things get wet. He was sociable enough last Sunday evening when he and Curtis Keene chatted to me at the entrance to Hot X Buns, so I'd just say it was a bad day at the office for him. Either that or he is thinking of the laundry bill for wearing white kit when riding in the wet and mud Razz

He'll have battle stories, and laugh about it tomorrow.

The trails don't get ripped up that bad in Vegas when it rains as you rarely get standing water (it all sinks into the peat/sand/pumice/dirt combination that is Vegas dirt). Te Rua, which was stage 1, would have been the worst hit as it's very steep, tight off camber corners, and only a few months old, but the others are all well weathered from multiple years of use and handle the rain quite well. The Rocky Horror section at the end of stage 5 would also be tricky as the rocks / boulders in there are mossy and slippery on even a dry day.

All that being said, I bet you won't find any amateurs saying it was an abortion.
  • + 1
 Top 4 places were aluminum bikes
  • + 2
 Wynnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Damn! That makes me think like: hold my beer, I can win too Smile
  • + 1
 Why Masters???? No ch##t!!! Is the beard!
  • + 1
 Wyn likes it hard. 30 psi ftw.
  • + 1
 No sponsor next to Ratboys name?
  • + 1
 I am thinking of a lot of stoppie and manual required on this trails.
  • + 1
 NEVER underestimate the locals...
  • + 1
 Notice how close Jack Moir and Greg Callaghan were? 0.11 seconds. Sheesh.
  • + 1
 Wynn won this on a wheelie? awesome! Smile
  • + 1
 Hell yeah, Maxime Chapuis 14th !
  • + 1
 Fabien really sucks at retiring.
  • + 1
 thank you PB for the live results
  • + 0
 Borges is putting Portugal in other level!
  • + 1
 Sam Hill!
  • + 1
 ED 4 RAMPAGE
  • + 0
 Go richie suxs when weather screws you seems like Jared got screwed t
  • + 0
 Enduro is the new downhill - results speak a clear language
  • + 0
 Parabéns José Borges ,grande resultado ,BÓRA LÁ
  • + 1
 !!!
  • + 1
 God is dead
  • + 1
 #wheeliewednesday
  • + 1
 MASTERS !!!!!!!!!!
  • + 0
 Yeah José Borges! Representing Portugal!!
  • + 0
 Every dog has his day
  • - 2
 The abortion comment is true for pros as it's there career vs amateurs it's a mud filled laugh
  • + 0
 Well Done José Borges!
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