Today the big day Crankworx of Whistler, perhaps the most important as regards the dh race. The event, which ended the week in the temple of mtb is the Canadian Open DH. Once again triumphs Steve Smith (Devinci Global Racing) that here in Whistler did the full house of wins this year. Second place a great Mick Hannah (Utchinson United Ride), third Andrew Neethling (Giant). Fourth and fifth place respectively occupied by Marc Beaumont (GT) and Mark Wallace. Among women won instead Casey Brown, che mette am 9.81 seconds between himself and the runner Claire Buchar (Kovarik Racing). Third Lauren Rosser.
Gianluca Vernassa (Devinci Global Racing) turned in very strong proof, Unfortunately, during his run race blew shortly after the start and was forced to retire. The premise, however, strong and determined to get to the World Leogang have seen it all during the trip to the Canadian junior Italian.
Unmistakable style Jack Reading, here in action in one of the most angry in the penultimate race of the track forest.
Gli highlight della gara.
Bryn Atkinson (Norco International).
The local Ian Morrison has style to spare even when running in mode dh race.
The inclusion on the steep final played tricks on different rider. That Mick Hannah really the limit off the handlebar. Today a well deserved second place for Sick Mick.
Thibaut Ruffin (Commencal Riding Addiction).
Andrew Neethling (Giant) entering the penultimate forest on the steep.
Steep and contropendenza, all faced with the usual style “pedals parallel to the ground” typical teacher. Only Sam Hill can afford certain things. There are rumors that it is really determined by the global Leogang. The rider Specialized is preparing the coup of the season?
Brook MacDonald was one of the most rider “tifati” of the day. It was already among the best of the best but the recent victory in cup Val d'Isere did enter the Olympus of dh race.
Here the “macinavittorie” of Crankworx in action on the steep, aggression certainly not lacking in Steve Smith.
Shower of beer compulsory entrance to the paddock SRAM in the best tradition of Crankworx.
Let's say that today the media is not the rider Devinci. Playing at home also includes the package “groupie”.
One of the biggest supporters of Smith remains his faithful Gus. A dog that is fantastic to say the least sbellicare laughter. We saw it with our own eyes barking order “speak!”. Gus rulez!
Guess with that bike won today Smith? First race and first win for the Wilson carbon fiber Devinci.
Here it is, the rider that inflamed the Crankworx practically winning a race day. At first we thought that giving all this energy so close to the world could be a dangerous strategy, but the determination and aggressiveness displayed by Smith in these last days, making him, no doubt, one of superfavoriti for the race Leogang.