Thank Flow It’s Friday: Crankworx Whistler Aussie Wrap

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.

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Josh Carlson crashed in practice so wasn’t 100% for race day. He still managed a 25th place finish.

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James ‘Cannonball’ Hall has been privateering the 2017 EWS and getting some impressive results along the way. Matt Staggs Visuals filmed a pre-Whistler race edit and interview with The Ball.

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The full interview is here. Cannonball also did an Instagram Stories takeover for @flow_mtb with live behind the scenes coverage, #EWSwithCannonball, and he’ll be doing it again during #EWSfinale!

1-minute race highlights

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Want more EWS? Our Aussie results coverage is here and the full highlights video, here.

Plus, we have 20 bike checks from Aussies racing EWS Whistler, here!

Garbanzo DH

You can find the full highlights video and our wrap up of the Aussies’ results here. Tracey Hannah took the win and Jack Moir placed 3rd in this downhill epic. Garbo is brutal.

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.

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Speaking of whips…

Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by SPANK

Aussie junior downhiller Nik Barber qualified for the Whip-Off finals.

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Nik also raced the Canadian Open DH. Here’s an edit of his whole Whistler trip.

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Graeme Mudd warming up for Whip-Offs on Crabapple Hits with his team mates from Trek Factory DH. Mudd’s the 3rd rider.

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While not specifically from the Whip-Off Worlds, Pat Butler gets sideways a lot in this little Matt Staggs Visuals edit

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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.

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Whip-Offs Highlights

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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.

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You can watch the full Steps to the Top video here.

The final:

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Women’s Pump Track highlights:

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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:

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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.

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Canadian Open DH presented by iXS

Did you see our RAW Canadian Open DH practice video?

The Canadian Open DH saw another year of Australian domination with Tracey Hannah and Troy Brosnan successfully defending their titles.

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Josh Button finished 14th

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G imagery captured Canberra’s Tim Eaton lead NSW Central Coast’s Jake Newell on a run down the loose and rooty Canadian Open DH race track.

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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.

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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.

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Semenuk’s full run

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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!

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