We were so busy watching the Aussies tear it up at Crankworx, that we didn’t get you a TFIF last week, sorry! To make up for it, we’ve gone all out on a TFIF Crankworx Whistler special. From the Enduro World Series to the Joyride Slopestyle and all the jump, pump and downhill mayhem in between; here are the best Insta-edits from the world’s biggest mountain bike festival.
Enduro World Series #7 – Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized
Perth’s Sam Hill kicked off Whistler’s EWS with a stage one victory over local Jesse Melamed, finishing the round in 2nd and further extending his overall lead in the series with just one round to go.
Josh Carlson crashed in practice so wasn’t 100% for race day. He still managed a 25th place finish.
1-minute race highlights
Plus, we have 20 bike checks from Aussies racing EWS Whistler, here!
Here’s a more leisurely jump run down Whistler; Moir’s US teammate, Nik Nestoroff, follows him on a whip fest down Dirt Merchant and other Whistler trails.
Speaking of whips…
Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by SPANK
Aussie junior downhiller Nik Barber qualified for the Whip-Off finals.
Nik also raced the Canadian Open DH. Here’s an edit of his whole Whistler trip.
Graeme Mudd warming up for Whip-Offs on Crabapple Hits with his team mates from Trek Factory DH. Mudd’s the 3rd rider.
While not specifically from the Whip-Off Worlds, Pat Butler gets sideways a lot in this little Matt Staggs Visuals edit
Our feature photo star, Jackson Davis, got wild in Whip-Offs, but we can’t share his edit here (NSFW). Perhaps these race day backies will convince you to follow him and find his other edits.
Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox
Caroline Buchanan came to Whistler after an incredible performance at the BMX World Championships. Add some bigger wheels and suspension to the mix and she was a force to be reckoned with!
Caroline was leading the Pump Track World Series but needed to beat Jill Kintner in Whistler to secure the title.
SRAM’s Steps to the Top reveals Caroline’s lead up to Whistler.
You can watch the full Steps to the Top video here.
Women’s Pump Track highlights:
Caroline was kind enough to invite her BMX teammate and fellow Aussie along to his first Crankworx, in fact, his first mountain bike race ever. Queensland’s Bodi Turner proceeded to win all four of his heats before facing Mitch Ropelato in the final:
Did that get you pumped for more? The full Pump Track highlights video is here.
GIANT Dual Slalom presented by 100%
The Dual Slalom women’s final was a repeat of the pump track, seeing USA’s Jill Kintner up against Caroline Buchanan.
Canadian Open DH presented by iXS
Did you see our RAW Canadian Open DH practice video?
Josh Button finished 14th
Watch the full video here.
Not Canadian Open DH, but here’s a video of Timmy Eaton following Gerard Lagana down the revamped D1 trail.
Red Bull Joyride
There weren’t any Aussies in this year’s Joyride, but kudos to Brandon Semenuk for winning his fifth Joyride Slopestyle crown, an all-time record. His Trek C3 teammate, 18 year old Emil Johansson, took 2nd place. Holy stunts, Batman.
Semenuk’s full run
That’s it for this week. Remember to follow @flow_mtb and check out our Stories for behind the scenes action. Enjoy the weekend! TFIF!