Pump Track Challenge @ Crankworx 2015

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After another scorching day in the sun at Crankworx the riders were pleased to compete in the Rock Shock Pump Track challenge at night under the lights.

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The field was full of big name riders like Brendan Fairclough, Kyle Strait , Mick Hanna and Bernard Kerr. In the head to head 2 round racing you had to beat the other rider twice to move on.

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There were some very close races by 100’s second and if you made it into the finals your legs and arms were screaming “No more-No more”.

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The men’s final was Adrien Loron,who won two yrs ago against two time Slopestyle winner Paul Basagoita. It had been 10 yrs since Paul B stood on a podium at Crankworx.

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The women’s final had 4 time winner Jill Kintner against Anneke Beerten.

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In the end it would be for the Men: Adrien Loron-1’st, Paul B-2’nd and Dakotah Norton-3’rd. In the women’s it was Jill Kintner-1’st, Anneke Beerten-2’nd and local girl Micalya Gatto-3’rd.

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Adrien Loron and Anneke Berten won the Crankworx World Trophy for taking points at the three Crankworx events.


Words & Photography: Malcolm McLaws

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