REPLAY: Crankworx Downhill - InnsbruckJul 09, 2022
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innsbruckaustria the first stop on the 2022 crankworks world tour and what a world tour is shaping up to be. We're starting here in beautiful Innsbruck, Austria, and then we're going to move things over to Whistler, we're going to shoot. stuff in cans australia for the first time and then we'll finish the season in rotorua new zealand look at the mountains here 87 degrees fahrenheit beautiful day for
downhillracing it's a bit windy so it's good we're not doing slope style today today it's all about
downhillracing in the woods wind sheltered no matter the descents will run no matter what the conditions you know a thing or two about that i'm your host cam mccall this is andrew needling we're on Let's go I'm going to break down all the fine details of the racing action from today for you Welcome Andrew, thanks for having me, what a week it has been.
I don't know what your highlight is so far. My highlight is the earring style. from there he was screaming his head off hope it's ok for you guys at home it was just a great show it pushed the limits of the sport and we woke up this morning and realized we have another stream so the action isn't over downhill. racing today who doesn't love downhill racing it's classic it's timeless there will never be any disputes about favoritism from the judges because the clock tells it all the clock never lies no it's obviously one of my favorite events but I think my favorite The big thing this week has been the returning fans, they've been coming out by the thousands, the atmosphere here has been amazing and I think they know last but not least we have a race down the hill and it's going to be exciting , so in the S Spirit of the whip off, which started in Whistler as a kind of unofficial improv show.
We had something happen authentically and organically last year called the Scrub Off. There is a spine ramp in the middle of the speed and style course. The impromptu jam session started last. year after earring style and that's how traditions start so we're doing it again for the second year in a row here we are looking at some highlights from last night's action it's a train wreck you know you're gonna sit there and you will Let's see why you can't help it, not a lot of great scrubbing tricks, but some mega wads too, huh Andrew? done out of slope style so we ran the wash straight out of slope style before the guys set up for the podium and it was action packed. had some awesome scrubs there you go one just lost the rear wheel off the rim yeah it's all about the vibe and fun but the crank works doesn't it?
We check all the boxes, we have very high-level competitions where we have the best in the world. Here competing against each other, we have impromptu events just for fun, but they are doing well too. small as possible for years we have been trying to reduce waste as much as possible we encourage all visitors to our festival to help us sort and recycle all materials in the right places our small impact on helping to reduce and recycle sixty percent of our transportation capacity is now run by electric cars fleet of electric mountain bikes for our operational team drinking fountains set up around the festival we encourage people to bring their own water bottles it's great to see more and more of our partners get By participating in this area, some of them also push us with Deuter, for example, their real mission is to search for all their products with a long shelf life.
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Speaking of 87 degrees Fahrenheit, I just didn't get that we are in Europe. I think we have to use degrees Celsius. What's that? Let's do it in letters. we've been windy but we've been mostly hot which is great it's awesome for the riders and luckily the wind stayed out the past or yesterday like you said because that wouldn't help those starting the slope but you know that the descent is mostly in the trees and it's something that didn't really affect them that much we were lucky with the slalom conditions it was the day it was raining it did slalom better calm day yesterday for a slope style and today we are going to take a look at our course at the moment it's in the woods, which makes it the fact that it's windy today and we're going downhill, it doesn't really matter.
I know most of you viewers are cyclists, so I'm sure what you're seeing on your screen right now is familiar. You probably have the Trail Forex app downloaded on your phone and are speaking our language right now as you see we are racing at Bike Park Innsbrook. at the race track here for andrew day we're looking at some footage on the screen right now the track will be a race we do there obviously some variations of that road but you can come here and ride this track a lot downhill stay away from the crank hooks which is great it's a downhill so it's quite fitting that they call it the straight line because there are a lot of straightaways where you have to maintain speed that will be the key for today's race you know because you rode the course before but right now we're going to get on board for our course preview with finn isles and tracy hanna dropping following tracy hannah down the
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innsbruckthis section is a little different than last year actually but still pretty fast because of the step up let's do a little manual drop here a little scared there's a drone following me down to this corner section A quick 180 is really crucial because you really have to get speed up here and then this next one will The action comes flat and once you're on the flask here you have to be putting in pumping pedaling this is probably where the race is going to be won or lost and then here you have some tight corners so you have to be very smart with your braking and then we get to the final section here, so great to hear how calm Finn is as he drives this downhill course and so smooth explaining what he's doing, but for me, the big lesson in watching that was also like I'm excited to see Tracy back on the race track at crankworks.
I think it's a great story and I've been talking to her in the weeks leading up to it and she's only done one international race since last year here in Innsbruck where she crashed and destroyed. her acl so it's a bit of redemption for her and she qualified fastest by four seconds i mean let's talk about that could make a great story come later at the end of the stream who's in who's in second position well valley hall come on so yo you know the overall world cup winner is going for the treble here so it could be almost like redemption for tracy hannah but she has to get ahead of valley hall, so he's probably the toughest competitor to do that here in you know, austria, yeah, well, he's home turf.
We're pretty excited about Tracy Hanna, so that's going to be the last two riders up the hill in our category female. Here's a glimpse of who we'll be seeing shortly. different for some of the viewers you may not know all these names there are some youngsters who are winning world cups who are getting into the elite carrick character which is exciting to them and us so some of these maybe lesser known riders can make a big name for themselves at crankworks which has been something that crankworks does they can really jumpstart people's careers it's a great opportunity if you think about it like how often you can take on to Valley Hall and Tracy, ha. nnah in a legit downhill race yeah and getting into streaming too which is great for them great for some of their sponsors and trying to bring in some new ones too so we'll be looking for some new young talent to get to the top . emerge here during our downhill run, but now for a household name and a familiar face on the crankworks world tour, currently sitting on the bench with a time of 314.09, we're talking wow verbeek, the reigning queen of crankworks, but i think a bigger story is we had a world cup winner nina hoffman who took the second round at fort william she had a flat on the seats so she fell before the broadcast now the race it looked really good it went up to 10 seconds faster and this is where it all went wrong so it actually went off course it was on the right hand side of that post and that's a dq its time though it would have been a 305 lost a little bit of time here so it wasn't actually as fast as tracy hannah's qualifying term for it to show s you tracy hannah's pace here is amazing tracy hannah retires from world cup racing she is part of the team now of you transmission of course fighting the injury she suffered here in innsbruck last year to see her come back and be so fast two pieces of examples that she is running at a fast pace that she is ahead of the valley and ahead of the standings and the fact that even Nina didn't lose that much time on that mistake and that Tracy was still faster than qualifying, so right now we're racing outside of Canada. going to start with rachel pezzo she has done very well in north american events ews ago as well as downhill now the airlines have apparently lost both of her race bikes when she came in this council of europe so put the bikes together i saw the ews she was borrowing bikes and it was downhill so hopefully she's getting more familiar with that bike under her today who has she been borrowing bikes from? no I don't know the industry is so good we have some great stories f The Rom folks just helped out later on the transmission part and from Great Britain had to borrow Rhys Wilson's spare lowering frame which he didn't even give him It fit well, so you know the industry comes together with stuff like this. not only does she borrow a bike for the entire ride she's switching back and forth every new bike will take some getting used to so 3.4 on that first split we see wasting enough time there to shoot a queen of crankbaits and no stranger to the relegation podium so via viebek also has an anterior cruciate ligament injury so it's quite interesting and almost ironic that the ditto leader here in innsbruck and via is back in the competition but also with a burst anterior cruciate ligament so right now no i don't think i want to be at all its a club i dont want to be a member for sure have you ever been a member no no mcl luckily no acl its not one you want to do but what champ i mean she did it in red bull formation she's been getting ting really in the free ride and she got caught by the wind on one hip the fact that that was just i don't know do It's been a couple of months and she's back racing here we've seen her all week right now rachel pageau trying to beat viver beak's time so losing two more seconds here in the next split so this section of the track is all about carrying speed, getting the braking done nice and early and seeing how much speed you can pull off in these turns they are a bit a bit flatter than further up the field this is where the fatigue starts to catch up with you and that's maybe what happened to nina you just know lose a little focus there right at the end of the race in sight of the finish so that would be obama for nina it made me think when we saw it made me think about mining in leo , just veteran mentality as soon as she got out of that poll she tore trying to avoid the dq unfortunately i think nina didn't realize she went around the po le ten seconds ago to pajao congratulating her compatriot woman there at you through verbeek the current leader as we drop our next rider from denmark jonah johnson his enduro and downhill national champion we are looking at history she has been sharing her fight against cancer and beating that i saw a lot of the comments from her fellow fans thanking her for being so open about an emotional roller coaster she's been on and here she is racing on crank with inbrick wow going flat there on that drop,So what will part time tell us?
That's one of the steeper more technical rocky sections then it's on this section of the boardwalk where finn said it's a crucial spot where you can make up a lot of time if you don't hit the brakes while she was in division one but lost three seconds to shoot on that middle sector of the track so jonah johnson is three seconds behind for beach's current lead time so john is getting to the last section of this track so after this road from fires you can catch your breath here a little bit relax a little bit and then there's a super slippery hard left hander yeah I was going to ask you like we said we're talking gravel off the camber definitely making sure she kept it up and it's done a little bit, yes, it's backed up a little bit of time on that section of the boardwalk. a mountain bike is on a gravel road with loose gravel because you don't know who has gone before you and what they have done and maybe you moved some gravel in the rider's line you have a picture in your mind of what it looked like when you passed last time, but a lot has happened since your last practice.
There's a section where we saw Nina Hoffman lose a pole without a problem so Ken Johnson from Denmark drop back anytime our current leader Vivek looks like he's lost a bit of time or In that last sector, wow bayer had a blazing fast last sector so that's something to keep in mind later in the stream when tracy and they show up. How would you classify that last section? Would you say it's more of a fitness section? Well, like I said, if you're really good and you manage to brake well and don't hit the brakes in the corner, you can carry a lot of speed through those flat corners, but Ellie would definitely help off to a good start.
Australian racer here, good start to this race, what do you think about the drone pilot? something near me you should give bernard a call and see what he thinks about it yes he's been pretty vocal but your national champion ellie smith hasn't been able to compete in the last two years clearly due to covert restrictions and all that so it's amazing to see this. you on the stream here and watch 1.4 up okay that's amazing timing can she keep going here sector three of the field here the boardwalk section has to keep up with no brakes how much momentum can she keep up here ahead in the split through hot seat verbiage but for how long oh no commentator cuss wow im gonna keep my mouth shut we may have to keep quiet for some of these riders she was on a assault race, that's unfortunate for her. splits considering she hasn't raced much at international level for the last two years australian national champion ellie smith pushing a little hard crashing into the tree there if we didn't have a picture of that we'd be wondering why in the world she did it did she lose so much time we have an answer to that question viver beak seems safe dodging a bullet here and ellie smith trevor's bike three three usually wins yes they say they have 90 a not sure that scientific fact rates 9th for her i think with that race and the way she was in the division this could have been one of the top five races she had there so it's unfortunate for her she's going to have to go back to the drawing board and try to keep it clean for the next race so ellie smith your australian national champion arriving at the finish zone here in innsbruck after two years out of international racing the story a underlying here with viver beak obviously wanting to finish as high as possible in this race because the riders care about each race individually but the big picture for go is that she is trying to defend that queen of crank jobs title she won in 2021 so ramona cooper schmidt in progress awesome pictures here following the swiss cyclist and i can tell you i dont think fitness is an issue for this cyclist out of switzerland in 2020 it was still racing world cup cross country if you can believe that and has switched to attention to dh oh loose on those roots yeah that's losing a little bit of momentum on this quick flat section here what kind of fork is running camera that's an upside down i can't tell you who's doing that but that It's back in the day you know when Greg was at Honda they had top selling forks the brands have been gone ever since though those three seconds back the ex raced r from XC i think this is awesome so shifting your attention to downhill coming up to sixth at the ixs cup in winterberg where tracy hannah got back in the racing circle and took the win there i wonder who is doing an inverted fork these days i haven't seen one of those since what the golden i guess dvo might be doing an upside down fork but no protectors on the stanchions yeah one of the negatives is if that thing loses any oil it's right on the front disc brake and that was one of the negatives and it fell back at some point there now keep in mind the split is 2.3 back but I have a feeling you have a blazing fast sector here at the bottom and will put more into it time to swiss cyclist so aboard that transition bike ramona coming to the end of irania can she slip away anytime? for that physical history that has softened in that last left turn, that's when Nina took off, the technical ability of a cyclist who two years ago was competing in cross country is impressive here, the Swiss ramona cooper schmeid on the line? where will he sit on the leaderboard? good enough for third so far 6.9 seconds back through verbiage yeah losing another four seconds in the last 50 seconds of track I mean it's kind of like that through a storming last sector I heard his breath, left it all there and thought. cross country was grueling huh right credit to the downhillers ok who are we getting next year ok this is an exciting process with Jenna Hastings look at 18 she is still in the junior c aegory coming off a second in leo gang but this is more emotional for her was the win she took in rotorua last year ken lots of people talking about jenna hastings bursting onto the scene the last stop of the crankworks 2021 season the youngster out of new zealand beating to some big names and proving she has what it takes to continue this tour around the world great to see her kick off the 2022 season here in innsbruck and something tells me this is one of those faces we're going to be seeing around for a while yeah yeah Can you launch your career through the crank shop?
Look she doesn't even believe it, the junior cyclist taking the elite victory on the road to rua, so all eyes are on Jenna Hastings right now as she takes this crank job. downhill course, will it continue this upward trajectory? Everyone's talking about her, so it's all about braking nice and early, sticking to some of those interiors to carry maximum momentum. There are a lot of straights on this track so if you mess up a turn leading to a long section you can lose a lot of time compared to another donald track what will the split time tell us? a crank works elite downhill wow you have 0.5 up the boardwalk section can you carry this pace hard on the pedals so via verb finished fifth, rotorua downhill ending 2021 season, jenna hastings she won that race so she's got the pace here and she's on point to peak out of the hot seat she just needs consistency for the rest of this race yeah she bought that pivot factory bernard kerr racing machine which isn't here this week he's a crank works favorite he sent some of his riders here some of them are in the ews so jenna hastings can keep this pace to the end she has done the longest 2.6 in go now this is where he has to keep going because wow it was unbelievably fast oh bye she's like well well played ni ce shot oh not ok we're going to have to keep quiet I'm muting my fight sorry it's me sorry the disappointment to jenna her it was 2.6 up came wow she has really packed it in here oh that's not great to see let's take a look oh she compressed to bottom and lost her footing.
Funny, you know, obviously, you make a mistake and keep loading. Something else must be going on. Yes, it's possible that she really did get her foot stuck. in pain, that's too bad, we hope to see her again soon, we'll probably contact her later for an update, michaela parton is ongoing right now, she was a six here two years ago, good inside line there for michaela, now you will love these conditions. considering she spent last week in leo gang reign even though she is used from fort william in scotland she actually broke her bike on that big step down in leo gang had to borrow reece wilsons bike which definitely not her size or at least her frame for one day and then the s The sponsors came together and bought her another bike just in time for the final so she's two seconds back wow so Jenna Hastings was in a flyer there until that bug just bottomed out in one of those bomb holes in the bridge. one of his standout results for omen was at the 2020 tour world champions he achieved a fifth place finish in leo gang so he definitely loves it when it rains when it's slippery how can he do in these dry conditions a different kind of slippery yet slippery, yes, as you can see on the gravel outside the curvature? the lefty coming here quickly handles that good exit speed great exit speed cam you're absolutely right she was able to brake early and then made sure to pedal off of that I think that's great technique when it comes to gravel you'd rather break up too much get through there clean and hit the pedals then bottom left jenna hastings so through that pump all that jenna peeled off which is really unfortunate because that looked painful too i think she st stuck her foot or her leg in the seat so parton has been doing all kinds of racing he even did e ews he said wow that was one of the hardest things he has ever done they really pushed them around the ews circuit on those electric bikes so michaela parton from fort william coming to the finish line here in innsbruck, what will time tell us? deuter innsbruck relegation presented by rough ice and club back to the top anna newkirk on course they are coming out a second in winterberg just behind tracy hannah that will help her get confident so american riding has been spending a lot of time on these European racing which is great to get experience on a different style of track than you find in America she looks fast I can't wait to see this top division and a new Kirk out of the United States of America looking for a clean spot through there taking a decent gap to the boardwalk section I think it's going to be close so we looked at it and she's 1.8 up this is a great time for her qualifying 5th 5th if she can get into hot seat at least she knows she has a top five but maybe she can sneak into the top three here we already saw a third place of hers in slalom so a bronze medal that's it week and a new kirk from the usa breaking into mcdonald catching everything good loose gravel to the right you lose gravel to the left such a key section here keeping up speed for this final section handling it well also got a bronze medal in the junior world champs , so maybe something that can keep 2.3 up is extending his lead here on fire can keep it clean opting for a different line they are going through that big bomb or that china take off now this is where he is going to keep pushing because bayer was extremely fast here this is going to be so t I fly on the clean finish line over there carrying good speed going right over the stump there the straightest line there she was 2.3 in the last split as the clock continues to tick on that final left hand here and a new church across the line three point one seconds ahead of viber beak we have a new leader making We've got an amazing run to qualify right into the hot seat here with a 310.9 alright good job buying for beak they're securing a 5th place minimum securing a 6th place minimum i suppose no you're right to drop out so seal van der velden on course out of belgium your fourth place qualifier a little late in that turn you could see he had to break for that left turn so not the cleanest on top of this of course so far but a amazing seat of hers in fourth place.
This is the first elite year for the Belgian cyclist. the tu ng belgian rider oh she's back 1.7 back so you see the left side of your screen right here onthis section she is the second fastest rider around here so she is within your reach but she will have to make up 1.8 for the rest of this race seal van der velden so this is doable only one point seven back this can be done on camera , but she has to be clinically clean here, where is she going to sit here in the intermediate division 3? Very well done there through the gravel section which is not where you want to have a crash and ruin your whole run going back but not much just lost the shops there 1.8 back and the new kirk was blazing fast in this last sector it goes It's going to be a difficult task to go back, can you do it?
Going for the inside line there might be some tents right there so this is a great showing for the first time in a world crank works event the first year of default elite sealed fun she is pushing as hard as she can in the finish area here in innsbruck only one left - handle a na vigate out of the fall she's on rails let's confirm as i thought yes second place is a great race for the youngsters of great britain only our third to go cyclist to drop nicely out there carrying good speed this is the other junior in the field who got first place in the leo gang world cup junior come on yeah riding canyon fmd racing phoebe gale been on a tear she also won this race in the junior class last year but clearly opting for a bit more competition this year or qualifying in third position she is definitely up for the challenge, will she have what it takes? e she takes to hit and a new kirk out of the house? oh no something must be behind the camera something must have happened to be that far behind i expected a lot from her i was checking her instagram she can do manual landings on ground chucks so clearly hang out with the chaos and Kade's rubbing off on us so a lot of skill and talent on a bike and a new kirk looking she's going to feel great about her run right now with just two more bullets to dodge here's two riders left in our pro women's field going to be val ley hall tracy hannah right now phoebe gale 3.7 pulling back a bit yeah so maybe there's something going on we didn't see maybe a crash because her pace is clearly fast stopping a second back can't she pull a little? further back and slide the tension to second place save some of this britain burnout coming off an incredible world cup result leo gang in the youth cartoon this is elite class phoebe gale can back off a bit can sneak into second place here in innsbruck time is ticking it's not going to be enough phoebe gale moves to fourth with two runners left to go to that tree she hit a tree there it is that explains it i mean you're flying valley hall andrew here we go next runner to go see the pedigree now and he's on his way two overall world cup titles in the junior category one in the elite category he's already on the treble here in austria did he play it safe in qualifying did he show his cards or not tracy hannah was four seconds ahead of valley hall i have a sneaking suspicion valley has a lot more in the tank here in austria its going to be good to see what this first c split handle is carrying a great pace oh man we usually have seen our runners at around 140 when they go through that camera angle he'll come back and be able to accelerate which shows our speed she's 5.5 up this is a great run so far oh valley hall at the point she wants to do.
It's three years in a row, she's on her way to it, but there's no room for error as Tracy Hannah still has a chance to respond and a new Kirk has secured a medal. What color will she be? some edge on the boat course there with those smart sneaky lines through that right turn too so smart valley saloon really turning into a racer yeah he's had a few accidents in the races knock on wood , no comment like cussing she is up 7.5 going back two more seconds she was so good with th Boardwalk section cam was pumping when she needed to get in when she needed oh she was spotless she has more pace than the other ladies it's clear she when you're able to tuck it in it just means you've really nailed some of these valley sections. hall looking for the three-peat here in innsbruck austria wow look at the gap she's in here kev valley hall the winner here for the last two years now with 10 seconds to play and the finish line in sight she's going to break time pretty much take the hot seat 8.6 ahead wow 302 and that's ahead of tracy and her qualifying time but only by a pretty telling second because tracy can normally go faster in a race than in a seat i think we have a race in our hands here We've got a big race on our hands so Valley Hall what a great race from her she's had some issues this season and she still crashes in those races so it's great to have a clean race I mean, From what we can tell, that was a flawless race running the clock.
I would also suggest that as we see our number one qualifier at the gate of the women's pro category, meet Tracy Hannah, who What a decorated athlete, wow, lifetime podiums, 19, she first stepped into victory lane in 2014. A little redemption could happen. today this is exactly this is going to be good she took her out last year after some time tracy hannah world cup races on the course so her boss is rated speed there wow inside the line there are awesome pictures you can hear the drone going down that's where it took off last year so it's cleaning up there we go tracy so sample weather what will it tell us also having good speed hitting that bump on the start or turn a little bit so these are dry conditions the aussie is so good at handling in the hot wow she's 2.3sec back in the upper section of valley hills it will be a tough task to bring back but if anyone can do it it's tracy hanna tracy hannah 2.3sec behind from valley hall in the last split so she could be a little slower than her seating tour is the pressure getting to her or she just had an amazingly flawless seating tour tracy hannah m stepping into the gravel sector looking anxiously at Valley Hall, can she three times here?
So don't waste any more time, she still has 2.3 back. Valley Hall was so good in this last sector, stomping on the pedals for Tracy, she needs to give it her all. Great achievement to drop back 2.3 seconds right now but tracy hannah is going to give it her all she's got this final section so the same spot that took her out and where she tore tracy hannah going into the finish area here isn't going to be Enough tracy Hannah second on the day 1.4 seconds behind Valley Hall who posts three wins in a row here in Innsbruck great ride from Tracy doing a pretty close to a seat race time Valley Hall clearly playing a bit of t defense here in her seat keeping some of the cards close to her chest valley grip she does the unthinkable three in a row here in innsbruck austria fit a good ride it's fast yeah i think that's amazing about tracy she's been off her bike a lot only two races in the last year, but Valley Hall is absolutely clinically perfect here on the slopes of Innsbruck, Austria, the Austrian native on his home turf with some creative line choices qu e could see on camera and the professional poise of a world class athlete, a junior world champion, then elite world champion and a three time champion here in innsbruck for the hall valley attacking all the way to the finish clearly fits also amazing stuff so may the valley awesome ride out there for you congratulations on the win you just kicked it up an extra notch compared to your seat race because you blew your seat race out of the water uh thanks um no it was a weird day i actually thought that he wouldn't race today because he didn't feel mentally ready like he didn't know I was so down all week but I'm happy I did and I was up to the challenge and I just tried to do my best and I was happy I finished a race no crash since a while so yeah happy thanks brave andrew here in the comment booth talk to me about it i didn't want to bring it up too much but you did how did you Have you been dealing with, you know, crashing once or twice in your career, considering it's you?
I've been so quick on seats etc. yeah i don't know what i don't know what the problem is i mean it's really hard because i got really depressed and i don't really see the good things after every race weekend especially after leo gang where i put a lot of pressure on myself and i knew that everyone told me that I have to speed up, I have the skills, but only I like to screw it up all the time, it's really hard to be happy with myself and today Coach I spoke to my coach and she said yes, it's not necessary, you can take yourself the day off and go. me and but then i thought ok i need to start and face the challenges in my life and not just run from them and happy i went to the start today and did my best and yeah i finished and won a race so that's is awesome and it definitely boosts my self confidence a bit well you sure didn't blow it today use this performance as a confidence boost enjoy the celebrations and congratulations valley thank you what a Valley Hall performance great to watch and something. an idea of what has been going on in her psyche over the last few races, this will definitely help her as she puts in 1.4sec on the closest competition.
There will be some names you may not have heard of before but now I think it's amazing that she's being honest about some of the challenges because competing at the highest level is so hard there's so much internal pressure you put on yourself so congratulations to her and i really think she moves on and she's not so hard on herself because she's got the speed and you know she's so young it's time you know it's easier said than done to not be hard on yourself but it's times like this the ones that put your head in the right place so kudos to the valley hall much more for coming here on your crankworks innsbruck downhill featured by ralph ice at the club let's take a look at our ranking queen of crankworks right now considering we just shook up the points structure a bit with Valley getting a hundred points on the day that elevates her to the top of that list leading the overall queen of crankw title orks caroline buchanan only 10 points back jordy scott sitting in third vioverbeak hanging out in the hot seat for a while the beginning of our stream cleans up a few points enough to stay in fifth moving forward so the men's category comes andrew needling and we have we have some names here that were familiar faces that we hope will do well but we also have some names there hopefully we can take the opportunity to race against some of these top world cup downhill riders an opportunity to really compare times with some of the best in the world yeah I mean it's a real opportunity because if some of them can get a result here this is the confidence they may need to see themselves performing right there with a world cup racer world and then that can help them through the rest of the season we've seen it before in the handling jobs ela and we may see him here again today let's talk about a guy like andreas kolb who is really rising through the ranks on the world cup circuit and we've seen him do well here earlier in the week here at crankworks innsbruck yeah i mean , I think he's a great talent and he's also a great guy and he's riding with a lot less expectations because he's coming back from an elbow injury and he landed on the podium at leo gang unexp Sure enough so you really know I want to see him do well and I think I could do very well here, especially with the result last week. he crushed them in qualifying by over four seconds and has a calm confidence even though he's been sitting with a concussion too so he's healthy again he rode leo gang he got six but his speed is there and he's been there for a long time, well, it's fun to see all the faces here again.
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Eventually, the elite and the pivot team make it to the pits. Those guys have more fun than anyone. going to take a look at our starting list here check out that sick mick going down second sigmig is back retired from world cup racing but just got here after an ebac ews but gate and v very exciting driver often one of fastest teammates in practice DEA n lucas will drop ronan done as you know finals yes he will be coming later but look we also have sam blackenstop we haven't seen him run as much of late dakota norton.
There are some big names here today. It's going to be great to see this list of runners here. man to beat faster on the course at Seating Island it will be fun to watch the same way we turn up the intensity on our women's category I have a feeling we will have a similar show on our hands here but you have riders from all over the world our current leader right now is no stranger to the crankworks world tour we are watching his race george brannigan in the hot seat yes speaking of racers all over the world the new zealander in the hot seat now george had to miss all the practice and rehearsal of seats, that's why we won't see it on the broadcast. decide to come and run even though he is less practiced than everyone else not knowing where he would have placed himself in the seat we have no idea how long he can sit in that hot seat he looks pretty comfortable though yeah very good at the time time would have placed it in third place. but you know what you just mentioned is not knowing his seat time so for him knowing how hard it was to push or not was one of the biggest challenges not to mention he's had less track time so I'm sure that he only sought a constant position. race there but as you say sitting down his final run would have put him third in the seat so he is definitely one of the top dogs here today but the second rider we will see fall Mick Hannah is one of our favorites Without a doubt the type has always existed.
Let's look at his first downhill crankshaft podium finish that took place in 2012 and I recognize a few faces. One of them is you, Andrew Needling. tevie smith the last big look at it congratulations i mean 10 years late but congratulations andrew well thank you very much but i have a feeling you've been on a podium with mckenna you never thought that would happen ok? there he is hey local enduro race not only did i get to share a podium with one of the best ever make hannah i had so much fun just hanging out with him for the week we have known each other for so long incredibly close to two decades but we never got the chance to, you know, do 11 races together over a camping weekend with friends it was cool he was actually my 22nd man right behind me he kept saying can we put a ghost rider or What, but we had a great time riding and it was an honor to hang out with sick Mick for a weekend.
Look at this. We compete here again. gaetan out of france has what it takes so one of my favorite riders to watch in practice in the league he was tearing up the track and as you can see pushing so hard i hadn't ridden in innsbruck before so we don't know what kind of pace he can get here, an amazing youth career he hasn't. he found his feet as much as he probably would have liked in the pro ranks but Gates and Vege are a truly amazing rider always exciting to watch you know you're going to see some action check that out only 0.7 back on the likes of George Branigan , whoever sets a blistering time here today now 0.7 this is manageable here in the women's category we're looking at some down splits in the one to two second range within achievable distance here to george branigan this is going to be fun to watch yeah and considering that george has been sick this week.
How much energy does he have? Gaijin Veg may go back some of that time. He must be feeling better than George who was in bed all day yesterday. the cyclist had a great ride here gatenbees stepping back even further lactic acid will build up in those legs and even those arms just have to hold the power here until the end no there's a long way to go sneaking that inside line like nina hoffman taking off we saw earlier on the feed turning off the tape keith and vice what will the weather tell us here at the gates of innsbruck within arm's reach earlier in the race wasting time towards the bottom far enough good for fourth so gayten vijay the exciting frenchman putting together a solid run there and look back at some beautiful slow motion footage from this race look at the suspension working eyes on the start of that turn right over the pedals Also, yeah, do you think that's much different than sitting yesterday where you would, yeah, man, congratulations pretty brother? there are any relevant questions that brandon asks he's basically trying to get a gauge of how long he can sit there you never know when a guy like mick hannah is coming riding the e bike nduro yeah 38 year old mckenna was talking to him , I said I thought you retired, he said I tried, he got a really good offer to go ride and develop electric bikes which he says are so good that they're doing something like 11 or 13 stages some days on those bikes, so mick hannah never wants to pass up a racing opportunity a racer at heart born and bred to go as fast as possible yeah it would be great to see him look really aggressive just the classic brand dials the style of hannah 1.1 into the enduro bike, he said there are only one or two sections where he's probably a little worried because he doesn't have a downhill bike. on his e-bike, but 1.7 more, that's a good margin in some of these sections that we see in this course, he's going to have a charge speed advantage on this bike.
He couldn't agree more with Cam. Great point and I was also going to say this is a really good track for mick he's always been amazing in a straight line extending the lead yeah up to 1.6 now mick hannah is amazing bringing speed in a straight line in our preview of the course we heard from finn isles mentioning this section of the boardwalk and how it might affect the overall results yeah so this might be good for the bike as well you know the corners are pretty flat if you have to hit a few pedal strokes outside of the flat corners , you probably want to be on an enduro bike a lighter bike so mick hannah in a stormy race on his hard bike never retired old mick hannah reaching the finish line he will take the hot seat up front for 2.1 seconds what a ride yeah makes sense he's had a long week in the ews i think now he finally got his breath back. he was also probably getting less practice than some of the downhillers that stormed mckenna's race, good job george oh way to go make hannah when we saw him there at the stargate and i saw him on that enduro bike.
I thought this might be interesting. Sting, he is one of the most aggressive riders to ever do it and if anyone can get a smaller bike through these tough sections this is the candidate to get back on top now although this is the guy we saw on that retrospective photo of podium You guys Mark Wahl have been doing it long enough to know how to set up your suspension. We've just gotten a little idea of his personal preferences. The psi, the rebound, the compression clicks. better that time in the hands of mick hannah yeah in rockchick black box suspension which is often when they prototype some of next year's stuff as well as stuff that may never see production so mark wallace As one of our favorite Canadian riders, I always see him in these crank jobs. events especially obviously the one at Whistler mentored by the late Stevie Smith we also saw on that podium and he is 1.9 almost two seconds behind mkhana mick hannah has done a storming run yeah he mig I'll be in that hot seat for a while .
I hope he has a drink. You may need some sunscreen. It's going to be there for a long time. New row there. correctly that will definitely buy you some time no he has lost more time mick hannah has absolutely demolished this track so far mark wallace who had a great result in liege in tenth position there in the world cup often it excels in wet, slippery and rooted conditions, this is the polar opposite, but I find this dirt to be very similar to Whistler when dry. Mark Wallace is a guy we'll likely see at the rest of the three world tour stops to come in the 2022 season, where will he sit on our leaderboard? the 3.2 line pulls back well enough for third so mick hannah's two 42.7 time is safe right now wait I mean at that point they would have put him second in qualifying by more than a second per which mick hannah is definitely pretty much securing the result here today and he's going to upset a lot of these full time downhillers in donald bytes for sure i mean they can take solace in the fact that at least it's mick hannah who is getting it putting on a little bike out of america chris greis is about to take this course and see what he has what it takes to dethrone me hannah for first year elite third place at winterberg ixs earlier in the year one of his standout results as elite wow in there nice line of him being mentored by Bruni and Finn Isles, I mean what better people could you ask for?
The American rider here is losing a bit of momentum. They are absolutely going to be slower than Mick after seeing that he is, yes, he is 3.5 behind. He wasted a lot of time. to do that in that middle part of the track so I guess you can take the downhill out of the downhill but you can't take the downhill out of mick hannah man you take the guy out of the downhill but you can't take the downhill a guy , did you know? he's never not going to be a downhiller i retired and then a couple months later uh guys i'm sitting in the dugout yeah and he said it's not even part of his contract you know he's making the news in the e - bikes but she loves it you know tracy's hat right here she's doing her first run again i don't think she can help it if you try that's what she does so chris christ don't feel so bad that's mick hannah who has put in more time here here the veteran of our sport 38 years just a guy who is older than mike still racing the downhill circuit none other than the goat monarch craig oh lose a foot there that will waste you even more time here in innsbruck so we are excited to see what the future holds for this young rider chris grice in the development program there six seconds ago today but we look forward to seeing him in the future nick hannah there is nothing left to do today but sit back and enjoy the show what great faith weekend stival been here crankber g's innsbruck mick hannah did his job today it's time for the rest of the field to do theirs and speaking of young talent we just saw chris grays cross the line now we have another youngster out of canada jacob jewett you see his boxer setup there 120 psi seven on rebound seven on high speed compression two on low great to see jacob jewett back healthy and competing here again on the crank jobs isn't he? a little late in that turn it will cost him anytime but he's had to deal with a few injuries with but it's oh dig in there love that line choosing to jump right over that route some people hit with their rear tire jacob drew it first year elite in his canyon collective race team been checking his instagram wow 1.5 back in touch here with mick hannah he doesn't slouch on skis i don't know if you've seen him in the winter when he's not on his bike based onsquamish bc we saw it in 2020 at the cliff crankworks summer series they have a catastrophic doll Break in the middle of the dual slalom.
It was quite a process to get healthy after that, but it's great to see him so confident on the bike now and back on our crank work screen. Yes, I chatted with their dead. It was like such an unnecessary accident. Also he didn't push very unfortunate he slammed into the face jumping wrist so jacob drew him he's back to his old self here he looks good on the bike I think he has great technique super Sleek, both on skis and bike, the utterly squeamish young Canadian can back down at any moment against veteran Mick Hannah? The clock is ticking around here, well, it will not be enough for the leadership, but where will it say manually through the line? 2.7 back good enough for a third place. come back what a great ride awesome ride for the elite freshman that is just what you need to start building some results some solid results against some of the best riders in the world i think what was most impressive to me about that r A was the maximum from the speed he was carrying in the unique options of the lane he was transferring lining up high out of those compressions that turned into step jumps. hope to see him throughout the season but right now dean lucas from australia on the course 27 year old from australia brilliant third here in 2019 so he knows this track he knows how to go fast this track suits the Australian style. very good speed definitely not avoiding any butt out there he is dedicated to taking a good pay step in the rough section rocky and rooted hard on the pedals what will the division tell us if he is in contact with mckenna yes he is the point two up? go ahead and watch him fly out of that section onto the boardwalk this is a man who can pack some great pace too he's climbing those trails perfectly here about a quarter of a second ahead of mick hannah dean lucas is no stranger to a crank work podium or a world cup podium finish he missed an entire year in 2020 he actually struggled to get back to his old self in the way he can this be the result his season starts oh and he has lost a tenth but still this is so close he is at point one ahead of mick hannah it will be interesting to see in this section what difference the bike makes yeah great point dean is fit he is strong but mick hannah was on the enduro bike maybe it was worth it here for mick to clean up there oh i probably could have taken two more pedal strokes there will that make a difference? dean lucas charging hard here in innsbruck austria its going to be tight here looking down ripping how frustrating pushing so hard on that last turn its drying up its loose here in innsbruck i was going to defy the time to do hannah that reminded me of sam hill valdisol 07 within line of sight to the finish and on pace to take the lead we're going to get another angle on this so we've seen it often on downhill races oh you actually pushed the front a little bit first did you? hit a small rock?
Hit a pebble? like a compress sion that took the weight off the front tire a bit oh yeah he caught the pedal that's so unlucky with the inside end on a warmer lucas to the right yeah you're in rhythm but that doesn't make it feel any better when you crash into the inside of the finish line let's listen yeah that's a lot of effort what a crazy ride we were just y'know chomping at the bit watching Dean about to cross the finish line he had a little time with you and then it went down i want to ask you what it is like to race this track on the enduro bike do you feel where you weigh more pros or cons huh thats a good question i wish i would have switched to enduro so i haven't had time on the enduro bike downhill i feel pretty comfortable on the small back and on this track those sections i certainly felt very fast on the enduro bike is good for pumping and pedaling efficiently but then some g holes developed randes today after racing all weekend and there are a few sections where I had to hang in there and aim the bike between the trees so their needles aren't flat obviously but how much pressure do you feel now that you've pulled out of the racing downhill and then you launch yourself downhill racing yeah it's interesting certainly no pressure on me from the outside but I'm still a runner I'll always be a runner and I want to do well so I enjoy seeing all my friends here and get to the race. at that intensity again with these guys and it's nice to be able to get close to speed and I'm having a blast show us your run from top to bottom which sections of the course you felt the bike was uh beneficial and uh well let's see the race right now yeah so these first few turns it's pretty nice on the little bike to pump and build speed and then you hear this root section we're getting into now which is one of the sections where it's really hard to hang on the little bike but then coming off of that now we're in the bottom section here it flattens out a little bit and I can get some nice efficient pumps I can soak up those impacts and then you can see racing to the finish it's pretty efficient well same but different to you You may be on a different kind of bike right now but we've seen you on the hot seat many times before so nice to see what happens now congratulations ions for a good run we will see where you end up at the end of the day see you later mick good job thank you very much so next rider up in the gate ani rainio taking the course from finland ronan ready had an interesting time last night he did his own and fact you know they've been saying that doing yoga before the downhill run or the night before, might you know they help you relax?
I'm not sure because I took a look at his exfoliation accident now, pay attention, there's a headstand you can do in yoga, I don't. i think it's meant to be done like this over there to the right of you your screen is a full commitment over there from ronin done in the scrub i hope you're feeling good today you seem to be picking up a pretty decent pace here on the downhill run we know you're flexible doctors checked him out last night said yep you're fine run downhill tomorrow ronin done do you have what it takes to get mick hannah out of that hot seat 242.7 still going strong so don't run too much
crankworxevent we have seen twice before oh and it's close at hand it's 1.5 laps after that crash yesterday i think you can be proud of that good first two thirds of this track against veteran mick hannah ronan dunn the young irishman doing a good race here that new continental machine conditions probably much drier than his home country ireland ronan dunn coming into the finish area here can he put himself in a position of podium?
Check out this run run and go look at it nicely set up and close to this tree here so you can open up the right turn bring top speed to the long boardwalk section so get Hannah on the front top of our full leaderboard at the moment with 10 riders remaining in our daughter downhill innsbruck presented by raw feisten club this is what it looks like so far andrew so mick hannah at the top of our leaderboard no surprise there though that he's on the enduro bike ronan dunn sits in second third for joining george brannigan who missed all practice yesterday and sat jacob hewitt in fourth and mark wallace rounding out the top five right now with 10 left to go the finish so 10 to go has been crunching the numbers comparing qualifying time to seat times to what we've been looking at so far in the f final where the mix time builds up to finn's fastest seat time yeah look at the time it hasn't touched finn's time but unfortunately that's how fast finn was going but that would have put him in second place i think someone like finn with how good he was yesterday it might be hard to go more than a second or too fast i could be wrong but some of these other guys you know charlie hatson great rider in leo gang he also comes from an eight 243 i mean if he has an absolute storm, maybe he can get as close to finn as we think we need, what would you say? the conditions compared right now to sitting a little bit harder yeah just questions we hear you guys talking about it it's going to get tougher we've had more riders on the track there's been a great field here so some of the holes will get bigger and that drains your energy so you could argue it's running slower on that side but then you also heard some of the other places are running faster so you know it's a bit confusing so we said we have 10 riders left to go, let's take a look at who those riders are. at first it will be void ni berger cai ahearn h we're going down next we're going down that list to the norton roller coaster this could really plant his favor in these conditions andrea's cold he'll be riding with confidence now sam blenkenstop is a former cup winner of the world is a former king of crank jobs that he is looking to get back to his old self and he qualified very well in third position and then charlie hatton will go down to the second loss that's great for him because when you lose it's a lot of pressure. finn isles can handle that pressure a lot Anticipation for Finn Isles' race.
He will be the last man down the hill. In fact, he ran up the hill with Finn Isles. Let's take a look at what they had to talk about. all the way back when i was 14. now that there are so many different stops i can go compete in crank jobs all over the world i really like innsbruck because it reminds me of home we are in the mountains it's really beautiful the tracks are fun the event itself is unique there are so many different types of bike athletes here folk style athletes hire dual slalom as well as downhill athletes there are a lot of people who aren't even here to race but come because it's a festival bike which is quite refreshing and a lot of fun gotta go hi andrew let's break it up i'm just um going to breakfast we want to ride yeah let's catch up man do it i was going to ask about the vibe of a tow truck event you described it a bit but that's what brings you back back and keeps you doing them maybe along with the world cups, yeah absolutely, I found that as in the last couple of years the more I run the better I do.
I think having crankshaft works in conjunction with the world cups is really beneficial to me in my own driving. I really like these events. I seem to do well here because it's more relaxed and fun and less like you know you're serious all the time, so I think that's really. suits that I am and I enjoy every nice sun, have a good race, cheers, thanks man. of all worlds i enjoy hearing what a writer like finn enjoys about the crankworks world tour what keeps him coming back year after year is the festival atmosphere some events are serious this one is obviously serious when it comes to results and anything but the atmosphere is lighthearted it's fun everyone jokes with each other and it's nice to have a chance to hang out this kid grew up in Whistler BC where the crankworks festival started so it seems like he has some nostalgia and feels right at home no matter where it is possible that we are in the world.
This will be a significant year when we return to Whistler. The next stop will mark the 10th anniversary of Red Bull Joyride, so that's something to celebrate. Let's take a look at some highlights from 10 years of red bull joyride emil johansson we saw him return to the podium at the last event after trying so hard to fight the disease and return to tour a double truck driver to shrink taiwan it's official emile johansen has won red cool joyride 2019. en It's been a really hard 10 months without riding a bike. People come here and then I feel stronger than ever, so yeah, I'm very excited.
Last chance to secure the Frankfurt triple crown back with Barcelona. Another improvement. Perfect double tail. Stopping his career. Take the lead and win the competition and the smoke style triple crown. I honestly can't believe it. I just want to thank all my guys here for believing in me and it's probably the best time of my life right now. driver off that little drop has all the weapons in the opposite arsenal quick planned 360 drop whoa backflip opposite shooter 2016 joyride champion brett reader this has been tough over the years not like the other contest you know its steep and there lots of features and lots of people and pressure and oh yeah i mean yeah i feel awesome here he comes from squamous let's hear it for the local guys brandon seminole brandon cement starting in front of the truck driver at the start release 360 downside whip out of the boxso to the snail farm one more to go for brandon selma we can hear them coming so fast bart been to cork 720 down he can get it i don't think i can get it as much experience here i think i've done it before but it's still hard every once so happy and there's a tribute, you know, 18 years, and if you don't know about this guy, pretty soon you will know about this guy.
See how he? broke that front cartwheel the kid is so comfortable with it floating like he's going to superman double tail spanking over hips slams the front gate and runs through the fence blows his tire oh i was so happy i got invited to the principle yes just the best best contest of the year so best contest best riders ever crazy to think red bull joyride has been around for 10 years and what a ride it has been. Just looking back on it amazes me, it makes me think even more about 2003 being the first year they celebrated. a slope style competition on that hill the Boneyard slope style course in Whistler and the energy that was born right there in 2003 spawned the crank job series in 2004 that has now echoed around the world we have taken it to Europe I have now migrated it to the southern hemisphere.
We have two stops in the southern hemisphere this year, but I really think when we look at those images from Whistler, there's something special about that place that births something that still resonates around the world right now. yeah I mean it's just amazing to be there on the site and see how many fans come out. I got goosebumps because I was also lucky enough to be in all those events and just the pressure of some of those races. that he was written off just by looking at Semenek, you know he's one of the greatest of all time and then someone like Thomas who wasn't here in slopestyle anymore but launched his career as a relatively unknown rider and then won something so big like Jorah, the biggest event. in slope style thomas shinon you know this is the first year yesterday we didn't see him in the course and you know the writers go writers go change focus janon focus on the ruckus now but one thing in the which i also think with the birth of the crankworks festival is all the little kids you see in whistler and it's like this crazy community that's now spread all over the world because of the crankworks world tour but i remember meeting this little kid seven years old, his name is Finn, he was the younger brother. from Jack Isles who was a great little rider who was doing gravity summer camps Andrew Chandras camps out at Whistler and now I think that little seven year old is our last guy to go down today we're so excited to see his race and we reunited with him a little about what it means to him crankworks obviously means a lot in terms of the decorations he has around his house the trophies he has been able to collect these are some of those iconic positions there most notably 14 year old in the whip was when we found out he was here to stay we met finn isles before he said this growing up as a kid my family or me my dad and brother would drive up to whistler every year and watch the crank work and i've been going since i was like six years old.
I could remember exactly the day and time I met cam mccall because he was my favorite slopestyle rider growing up so I like meeting these people and also watching them ride but I definitely think that was a contributing factor that I wanted to be a professional mountain biker. he said you're one of hi's favorite slopestyle riders and he wants to be professional mountain bikers. He has gone the downhill route, but I remember meeting Jackson Goldstone at one of those whistle events and now he is a junior world champion downhill as well. Crazy to see good return to racing.
Noel Niederberger. Out of Switzerland, can you get Mick Hannah out of that hot seat? the shorter distance can carry enough pace on the boardwalk section in 2 46. wow he's quite a ways back on mick hannah oh 3.1 back so he's an exciting rider to watch when you look at his instagram he teases his last name calling himself needs a burger now he needs a burger he needs to get to the finish line here a lot faster than he's doing now he's three and a little behind seventh in 2019 in Innsbruck so he's been between first 10 years qu qualifying in 10th oh he's wasting more time he just doesn't look as aggressive and offensive as mckenna mick hannah was so efficient in this section he needs to find some time more than he needs a burger right now interested in seeing where this goes put it on the results list but mick i mean standing time yeah mick could easily be on the podium at the end of the day with a time like that knocking some down incredible downhill riders at their own safety through that last turn oh niederberger style he came through the final straight away in 4.1 he sits in sixth position in a very similar time to what he did in qualifying so it will be challenging for someone like finals go faster than him in qualifying if you push hard how hard is the track getting?
Can you carry as much speed as yesterday? So Mckenna dodges another with nine runners to go. How was your career? It's really unique because often you don't know how fast you have to get to the final, you just have that chance, right? you're me i spent a little time with these guys at a vienna trail brunch we did we had some fun times riding grass slowly just getting back to our roots throwing ourselves on that route there for the talented aussie cyclist we have a dog on course you hear what we have a chihuahua cheering on kaia hear not only the drone pilot making buzzes on the buzz at the zoo in the woods out there 1.5 back so contact kai to hoon 1.5 behind his compatriot mick hannah who is now based in the usa with her family the unique sound of a loud chainsaw at a european downhill event you can hear that in the background kaye hear a little bit of mick hannah the sound of cowbells and chainsaws just screams downhill right? man if you hear the chainsaw, you know you are on a decline and the event moved back 0.3 of a second.
Can you keep this momentum going until the end? It's 1.2 back for him. the aussie the strong in form aussie fans cheer for him to the finish here he has a rocky straight through beautiful views here in innsbruck austria one last lap can he sneak on the podium? back so they are getting close yeah the last sector can be overcome this time that mikta you thought it would be better because of the enduro bike well kai was able to put some time into it mick says oh boy that was a bit close kyr hearn was on a good one but that's the first time we've seen anyone able to make up some time at the end of the course. a long time so Irish runner henry kerr is next to take this deuter downhill innsbruck presented by rafason club course he is board number 13 but he is clearly very superstitious which many of us are downhill oh guy using the rear wheel right near the top that's going to cost him a lot of time an unfortunate mistake in a crucial section where you want to carry speed maybe he's lost air pressure yeah I don't know he might have a insert and that's why you can go on but yeah I could hear that. on landing he burped somehow so that's unfortunate henry kerr he was raised here a few times just not having much luck well he only has 3.9 lap considering he seems to have less air in his rear tire than he needs 22 year old Irish men here yes quite a lot of Irish in the field today it's amazing to see that nation produce great downhill riders who go for the cleanly made inside line do you have enough air pressure in that rear tire how hard can you push now that really looks like a power up? a little low from my point of view yeah time to use longer too oh it looked like it rolled right there under compression on the boardwalk bridge what a difference with the added invention of tire inserts how much it changes the game what do you say a rider would run in terms of psi on this course with inserts yeah I think anything from 28 to maybe 30psi in the rear I've heard some guys tell me they're running 28 depends on the style of driving some like a little bit firmer flank don't want to roll boom so who did it for him across the 4.4 line back to 10th let's take a look back where we first saw a mystique in this race where wasted some time trying to see if we're just making stuff up about a flat tire here i mean it just pushed really hard in that cornering traction in the rear but i heard when it came out of the drop it sounded like if he burped it i thought i heard that too, it could have been that chihuahua. h so next racer up to jackson free we had him crank it works bc road trip last year winning at sun peaks lets see if he can do it again here today in innsbruck yeah another strong young aussie cyclist there was a time when the aussies absolutely dominated downhill are getting back in the winners circle trying to end french domination right now so the winner of a summer series downhill jackson via australia youngster actually took out adrian laurent on the track of pumping earlier in the week so i was really happy with that result as he's 1.5 back within reach of mick hannah mckenna doing a storm race here in innsbruck looking clean in that head to toe white kid jackson at 1.5 back can he scratch on any time here on this fast section of the boardwalk inside the line? to him clean unbuttoned a bit had a hard time getting back into anything looked down at his pedal gravel right away yeah messing there any hesitation will go away. mick hannah had no such thing he was so focused on the prize in his career the jackson fruit lost a little more time for mick but amazing quality for him however he qualified 7th after this only six to go . at the finish area here in innsbruck hannah's time slipped by jackson through the slots himself into fourth with six to go now jackson flung into fourth so australian born and based mick hannah colorado still the man to beat with six raiders horsemen left to go not too bad a couple of goofy but not too bad andrew check out we have a technical section on rudy roddy and rocky right here explain to me what some of the ideal line choices here we're looking at a couple of different choices taken by these different riders we'll look at here you're going for this very wide line here and what you've done there is you can open up the right turn which gives you a lot more speed for that section of the boardwalk outside america already arsene dooley well under way in his career this score is time to beat 242.7 who will do it will be austin dooley the youngster from the united states austin dooley and only his second year in elite racing has been doing a lot of european iss cuts which is great for the experience wow this is a great top sector one of the fastest we've seen 1.2 back or mechanical hard on the pedals aggressive from the youngster this is what you want to see you want to make speed you don't want to just let it happen you have to do a little extra speed so go for the wide line drop a foot and have a decent pace in there Yeah, he's fast on gravel, so Austin Dooley's six-place quality may slip away at some point against the veteran. no, he is.
He lost point six to Mick Hannah in the fast boardwalk section. He has to let it all hang out here. You can't afford any mistakes. Time slips away here for austin dooley he's not going to make it in fourth place five riders to go so a top 10 is secured, crank works in innsbruck. about a 44 under 44. a 1.4 off and i did 42.7 so dakota norton a guy we used to see at all the crank work stops a few years ago has been climbing the ranks in world cup downhill racing here is a crank works innsbruck a guy who definitely has what it takes if he can keep his composure usa national champion dakota norton ranking 9th in leo gang deciding hey im going to take a road trip with my girlfriend we are coming to europe and he's self-supported here in Innsbruck, I think he owes beers to about half the pro mechanics on other teams, he borrows tools, he borrows all sorts and he's a racer at heart, what will time tell us? by flying top i mean consistent and one to one and a half seconds faster than every racer we've seen come through our top division what's a national champion to do on that intense factory racing platform here in the bottom half of this course?
Lose even more time by sliding in a critical section before a fast straightaway,what chain reaction causes a slip out to drain so long over the next two turns. gone lose 0.6 there to mick hannah can get aggressive here at the finish no one else drops a foot there this is starting to get dirty from dakota norton great to see him here deciding to stay in europe after the last world cup get some career get some bike parks but tiring working on your own bike so a written error he ran from dakota norton sadly not fast enough for the lead but respectful time put him in fifth position with just four riders remaining . not bad for an old man congratulating mick lets look back at this mistake yeah we just made that turn losing the rear end sliding and there was a chain of events as you said losing time to the right and the next to the left well it's never a lack of commitment when we see a dakota norton bug he's everything yeah he's really coming back he's 30 and like you said we saw him before at crankworx events he's the EE national champion USA beating some. amazing racers really impressed with dakota riding lately next racer it's already been a good week for andreas kolb here in innsbruck he took the gold medal the specialized dual slalom presented by thule to kick off our first broadcast of the work season 2022 crank is now the next rider to take this downhill course with an eye toward that steamy 242.7 mchanna time.
The Austrian falls on Andreas Colb. It's been quite a week and a half coming down from his first podium in the world. cup downhill fifth in leogang is home again this week in innsbruck and is also coming back from a broken elbow so walking in with a lot less expectation of himself he just said he wanted to qualify last week he just said he wanted a top 20. well what? Do you only want Andreas Cole here, the strong Austrian cyclist? Oh, he's going to have a great time here. He looks like he's in touch. No, he's not 1.7 up, so that's the fastest sector we've seen today. he put mick hannah very confidently andreas cole chatted with him after leo gang he was so ecstatic i mean its his best world cup result and he was on the podium just a few weeks ago he actually broke and smashed his elbow no It is.
It's crazy how bouncing back from injury and having a drop in pressure can sometimes be the catalyst for a higher level of performance from an athlete. Couldn't have said it better. Time 2.4 up. way pushing so hard what a recovery oh he has lost so much time andreas cole was in an absolute assault race there 2.4 in concentration time lapse going into that section probably faster than ever this week no way i thought this was going to be all but problems for andreas calm down is oh there goes the 242 hes out of touch what a crazy turn of events with three riders remaining go mick hannah still leading the charge let down for colt there he was on an absolute wheel pushing a little too hard he was pulled off his line luckily he managed to stay on the bike and stay on track which would have wowed his hot seat race wow just goes to show how hard these riders are pushing to try and top that 242.7 oh what a save , yeah, he just got off that boardwalk faster than he probably has all week, landing on soft ground and just squirting him out. the right and then well we saw some pretty big crashes last year one of fabio mick hannah dodges another bullet and then there were three left because I don't know I just did my run now I'm just sitting here and these crazy things keep happening ing oh we have a fast runner ahead in the gate sam blankenstop ex king of crank jobs long list of accolades in this kid's career i just called him kid 33. yeah but it feels like a kid i remembered him like it was yesterday when he he won his first world cup in austria not too far away in schladming now how much has blinky slept this week because he's in the motor home with his wife and two kids jumping deep in there trying to find that ancient form we know of blanky always exciting. look on a bike ex king crank works like a blink someone can do good stuff in the background here he is always hard on the pedals oh no he's too far back. mick hannah will walk home with a medal sam blankenstop over two seconds back no stranger to a crankworks podium finish sam bleckensov had to miss the 2020 season like a few others due to the pandemic slowly finding his old form this was a great qualifying result for him gain some confidence in third ah losing more time the course is getting slower than yesterday 3.3 blanket back the 33 year old New Zealander is just not what we expected of him he is one of the fittest cyclists on the planet looks a little slow compared to mick here in this final sector running hard to the finish the kiwi will lace himself oh wow he has regressed some time looks like you have to be like hitting me i dont know i would like to call yes i would like mick did you think that Were those divisions accurate?
I mean it's a long time for 500 to go back. So I mean we have to go back and take a look at this race that has been the race to beat for so long. second driver we saw dropping our transmission here I think he was the 17th qualifier he was flawless yeah he had a long week so he came in did some practice runs conserving his energy had an easy qualifying race and got in on broadcast and thank goodness he has put in a flyer h Here in Innsbruck veteran Mick Hannah is currently in your hot seat with two to go so he pictured himself a medalist exactly what is he I need to look up the definition of retirement because I really don't understand. home with a medal that's apparently retired i just don't know maybe i don't know what the word is yeah maybe call kelly slater because she doesn't know what that word means she can't stop getting sick mick no one has been able to so far anyway, but charlie hatton has the chance to do it right now this could be the man for the job second to sit at 243.8 how hard did you push yesterday to make it big on the world cup circuit? great bend britain's charlie hatton Andreas Kolb, his Continental Atherton Racing teammate, had the quickest time until he came unstuck on too light a gear from Charlie Hudson, but this is going to be a quick 0.25 back six here last year, knows the track after his best ever world cup finish with eighth position ition in leo gank will be another rider riding with a lot of confidence this week trying to prove himself here on the world stage charlie hatton so what will be the story ? bottom of the course which would suggest there is time to have there charlie hatton close at hand the top division is still only half a second off top time this is doable it was clean in that section andreas had a great time in the point five back how hard can you push downhill carrying a little more speed through these slow bumpy corners we know charlie is fit you know he is dedicated how hard can you push clean through there this is going to oh man seconds across the line he has what it takes he goes through the line first for 3.1 where he found the time wow charlie hatton takes the lead with a runner ahead and there you have it he's faster than finn isles seat race with one to go oh my interesting point there I love the fact that you can cross reference that time with the seating times.
A look back at this smoke and run here from Hatton. Very compromised here at the end of this downhill race. turned out to be hard work we know how fit charlie hatson is we know how hard he works finn isles will be motivated but time has been eclipsed finn isles seeding time has been beaten here today what has finn got for us charlie hatton take the lead and the hot seat with one rider left you have to believe finn isles is at that starting gate ready to go the last rider with a chance to take the gold medal here at the deuter downhill innsbruck presented by rob bison club aunt finn isles is on course 22 year old canadian national champion returning from concussion sat out fort william world cup but is healthy that 239 seat time yesterday clean across the inside line as you saw i wrote the gondola with him h He seems pretty calm and confident this week and actually seeded a prototype bike yesterday.
I thought we'd see her today, but it looks like he's back in his normal specialized machine today. a lot of time to make it into the lower sector we may have a few different splits compared to what's actually going on here so Finn Isles looks good here I think it's very close to Mick's time here yeah we've seen some very cool stuff in the lower section of the field here oh it's clean on the inside in the gravel here catching your breath clean through that gravel this is where you can now start pushing 2nd in the lords early in the year 3rd here the Last year this man has quite the predicate for such a young man bursting onto the scene at the crank jobs at the tender age of 14. ride alongside rooney like a teammate so finn isles is reaching the finish area here the clock is ticking on i if it's going to be enough it looks like charlie hampton can do this let's look for the last time wow it won't be enough , finn isles 2.3 comes back good enough for second as charlie hatton takes the win so unofficially look at that charlie hatton eclipsing finn isles seat time and finn isles slipping back compared to his impressive result time for charlie hatton congratulations well i'll tell you what this was not a boring race an eventful downhill race here in innsbruck 2022 charlie hadn't seen every millisecond of this win was earned yes an amazing result he's been building for a while, charlie hatton, great win for here, taking out finn isles, mick hannah, andreas cole, who came unstuck, what an incredible result for that team, and rea takes victory in slalom, charlie hudson. taking the win here manning good week to the team happy enough charlie got drenched in there with the mechanic and teammate and let's take a look at this winning streak an ndrew to the british cyclist carrying some great speed at the top here roots and rocks go for that wide setup line to bring good speed to the boardwalk section pumping nicely carrying good speed jumping off the boardwalks generating even more speed so the second qualifier charlie hatton goes one better and takes the winner at ensbrook charlie hatton congratulations on taking the win here downhill what a fun race to see my question to you the lower section of the course you seem to gain so much time where did you find those seconds i' no I'm sure to be honest I pushed hard all day and I knew it was a pretty flat track still pretty long but yeah, you just had to step on the gas at the bottom.
I think the last couple of turns I felt like I nailed they got their feet up too and then yeah they just stomped to the line charlie congratulations you've really been building huh last week's result helped loosen you up a bit and show that you can do something like this yeah that nks a lot um yeah definitely always everyone just keeps going like the snowball effect. We were jumping around here in the booth great performance and enjoy the celebrations tonight cheers guys cheers what a race andrew let's take a look at our final results well that was an amazing race check out the vet there in third position finn isles he couldn't quite match his seat time which often happens not knowing how hard to push someone like charlie hatson he knew he had to push as hard as humanly possible to try and even come close to a big win for him sam blacken to stop coming back to line up there and a shout out to kai a great result for him in fifth sam covers only 500 off the podium there such a narrow gap to get past the top three man oh man that was good the belly helmet took the win for the women charlie hadn't won for the men what a week yes i lost my voice what an amazing week we had great weather we had a compete awesome nce im blown away congratulations to charlie hatson. been showing some consistent results and then tracy hannah almost cinderella story but it's good for her to be back in the mix and to see you know when she runs back she has that speed hannah brothers it's like you can't stop them yeah , no you can't they were born and bred to run i mean mccann hasbeen racing bmx since i was young and i have had many conversations about retirement with that man and he said he loves competition, he loves getting into it. position and they can see it so some points were handed out right now obviously we have a little more history when it comes to king and queen right now than we did at the start of the week after we had slalom pump track speed and style slope style and downhill right there s or let's take a look at what our current ranking is for the king of crank works and leading him neil has been sick we didn't see him downhill 136 points thomas lemoine of that incredible speed and style and obviously slow star results but look at andreas kolb and it could have been even better for him because he was on his way to victory here today bassman steenbergen and then charlie hatton taking the full hundred points there we talked a lot about how every point matters but just look at the distance between first and second right now yeah one point this is great and we have three more world tour events we're going to spread points and crowning the king and queen of crank works at the end of the year that you can't win if you don't play and we've got a lot of games to play this season with the addition of another stop four, uh, four stop event with all these disciplines different at all times and we are only at the end of stop one right now and we already have a developing opening story with only a one point gap between first and second in the overall series of the king of crankbrook hunt austria starting things next stop see you at the birthplace of all crankworks whistle bc in august then we will migrate ourselves to the southern hemisphere for two stops the first of those two will be canada australia first time seeing you there and then we'll wrap things up finals crank works rotorua new zealand in november so we're spanning all the way from june to november so we've got a lot of action going on ca mino for the crankworks world tour 2022.
I have to thank you guys for watching. It's been a fun time this week. wonderful to hang out here in the booth with you and alan cook and greg watson nikolai ragan everyone we had in the booth here today way to go runners we will see you and we will see you in whistler in august you
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