Polygon UR at Crankworx Whistler
Next event was the Garbanzo Downhill. Tracey and Alex took part of this super gnarly 3400 foot-to-bottom 12 minutes downhill race. It was Alex’s first time racing this event and he for sure will tell you it was super physical! He finished 15th. Tracey had been dreaming of taking the win of Garbo for a long time and being in such great shape, she was able to claim the 1st place by 10.98 secondes!
The Air Downhill has been the primordial heart of Crankworx. Held on Whistler‘s most iconic trail: A-Line, it is for sure our riders favorite track. Racing on it though is a different story as it is closer to a 3 minutes sprint than a fun flowy trail. With the dry condition this year, the trail was blown out. As it was Kenta’s first time in Whistler, he had to take part of this event. He finishes 25th, Fabien 29th and Tracey once more on the podium, this time on the second step.
Sam Reynolds and Alexandre Fayolle threw their biggest whips at the Spank Whip Off Champs, event that draws the biggest crowd of the week!
Alex and Kenta had safe runs thinking of Val di Sole and finished 15th and 19th. Tracey on the other hand was focused and riding so hard, we knew she had the speed to win but what we didn’t know is that she would do it with a 10.62 second margin!
Tracey had an amazing year at all Crankworx events, she takes the Crankworx Downhill World Tour Champion title!