What a pleasure this year when the weather forecast announced four days of great weather! It was enough to make this second edition of the Crankworx Les Gets a real success, from the events to the place and the atmosphere! The beauty of the Alps and the hospitality of the local French people made it the perfect week of mountain bike we were all looking for.
The second round of four, Crankworx Les Gets offered, as usual, seven flagship events: Whip off, Dual Speed & Style, Pumptrack, Mini-bike, DH, Air DH to finish on the prime event the Slopestyle.
The IXS Downhill was the chance for us to come and film the 'Les Gets Intense' Team of the Cougoureux brothers. Unfortunately for Benoit—the oldest—he was injured in the scapula on the WC of Fort William, he couldn't do anything but helped the organization and encouraged his younger brother Sylvain.
So we followed the younger Cougoureux brother, from his bed to the podium! Sylvain made a very solid run and took the second place in Juniors just behind Finn Iles and in front of another young Intense rider, Nick Nestoroff.
After his race run Sylvain was still hungry and went out for a last one in the bike park of Les Gets with some members of the Intense family, the young and talented Léo Jaegle and the oldest but not yet retired Cédric ‘Pouky' Carrez.
A great weekend that will not end at the bar as you all were imagined… a very early ride at the sunrise over the Môle!! A famous mountain with the round and imposing dome. But this journey is another story we gonna share with you into the next weeks.
It's good to have fun and not take ourselves too seriously at Crankworx! The whole team; Sam, Sick Mick, Tracey, Alex Fayolle, Kenta, Couscous and Loic Esteve went full hip-hop and had a sweet time sending whips, tricks and riding the dry and loose downhill track.
Norco Factory Racing
Following the UCI World Cup in Leogang, Austria, the team was off to Les Gets, France for the 2nd Crankworx event of the year. With fun times and strong results over past couple years, the team is always excited to attend Crankworx’s mountain bike festival atmosphere. Beside multiple events, there’s also time to catch up and ride with friends who travel the racing circuit, catch a few barbecues, and generally have a great time on bikes!