Results: Who Dominated the Downhill at Crankworx Rotorua

Mar 24, 2018 at 15:54
by Pinkbike Staff  
Redwoods DH - Crankworx Rotorua

2018 Crankworx Rotorua Downhill



Men

1st. Sam Blenkinsop 3:13:10
2nd. Mick Hannah +5.14
3rd. Finn Iles +15.86
Women

1st. Tahnee Seagrave 4:18.51
2nd. Emilie Siegenthaler +11.60
3rd. Miranda Miller +32.83

With two podiums earlier in the week, you may have expected to see Vaea Veerbeck somewhere on the podium, but unfortunately, she crashed in practice and was unable to race. Heal up quick Vaea!




MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx



45 Comments

  • + 52
 +15 seconds though
  • + 6
 Massive differences indeed.
  • + 8
 Lots of the top guys were way off!
  • + 44
 Finn on his way to crushing the 2018 elite men world cup !!
  • - 4
flag Scottybike36 (Mar 24, 2018 at 16:08) (Below Threshold)
 Can't wait to see him up against Gwin. It's gonna be an excirung season!
  • + 42
 @Scottybike36: Finn vs Gwin... who can win?

Ok I'm done.
  • - 6
flag pablopicasso1 (Mar 24, 2018 at 16:39) (Below Threshold)
 he is not sam hill, too early to judge
  • + 11
 #LetFinnWin
  • + 1
 He just needs the lead jacket for weight downhill.... He can ride, that's for sure! Respect being in the mix amongs't those fellas
  • + 31
 “That’s it Cam”
  • + 3
 Drinking game anyone?
  • + 4
 We would all be dead @eblackwell:
  • + 4
 I hope Gatto can get a little more flow in her delivery. She seems super fun, so it was weird to see things a bit forced.
  • + 1
 @rrolly: I would say she is by far the best ground level reporter in mtb. She made me break out in laughter at least 3 times. She is essentially having to interview a competitor either super happy or unhappy. There's nothing substantive to what anyone says after their run so she makes it fun. One interview during pump track she kept making faces at the camera while the guy said "well I was just trying to go fast."
  • + 1
 @Rubberelli: There were good moments, for sure. But not as smooth as it could be, or as I was hoping it would be. I hope she works it out. Would love to see her back.
  • + 1
 @rrolly: I far prefer the unpolished Warner to the pro broadcaster Warner.
  • + 17
 Blenkin-cantstop
  • + 12
 Why the crazy split? Is Blenki really that much faster?
  • + 0
 Aint touch this...
  • + 5
 yes blenki is that quick, however, the track was very muddy and unpredictable, Sam had a crazy run though apparently one of the 'cleanest' runs he's ever had which is insane considering half the track was covered in sluggish mud
  • + 12
 I get a feeling Finn is going to crush his first year in elites
  • + 7
 Great job Tahnee and to all three girls on the steps!!
  • + 3
 what happened on Jill’s run?
  • + 5
 Mud
  • + 2
 shitty attitude and not a dh rider.
  • + 2
 Nail bitingly tight for fourth place though. Heck, tightest margin in the whole race, male event included!
  • + 4
 Blenki on fire?
  • + 2
 The men's times were 33% faster...... the difference is pretty amazing.
  • + 2
 Larches footage youtu.be/ewtxwJRj3dk
  • + 2
 Nice start to the season, Canada in the top 3!
  • + 1
 No exactly tight racing. Gotta watch it but sounds a lot like a last years WC DH opener.
  • + 1
 Vaea Veerbeck was ripping through this CW stop and then broke herself - heal up quick!
  • + 2
 Fwinning. Blinky and mic tho
  • + 2
 Well done Finn!
  • + 1
 They never did say what happened to Kaos Seagrave.
  • + 1
 The mud.
  • + 1
 Damn
  • - 2
 E-bikes!
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