Fox Air DH | 2013 Whistler Crankworx Coverage

Eric Behn | CycleCycle

Photos by Chris Pilling | Words by Eric Behn

The Fox Air DH took place Wednesday on Whistler’s most well known trail: A-Line. With a stacked field of well rested World Cup racers, the event proved to be fast and one to watch.

With some changes to A-Line this year no records were broken, but blistering times in the four minute tens range were still impressive. The crowd came out to line the trail as racers made their way down.

Defending his title, Stevie Smith, fresh off a win at the World Cup, came down the hill to get top spot with a time of 4:12.08. In second was Mick Hannah with a time of 4:13.85, only a second and a half off the leaders pace. Nick Beer took third with his time of 4:15.21 putting two Cycles Devinci riders on the podium.

On the ladies side, Jill Kintner finally took Emmiline Ragot off the top of the podeum putting Ragot in second while Floraine Pugin placed third.

The top Juniors all came with a “CAD” behind their names as Alexander Geddes took first, Lee Jackson Second, and Jack Iles third.

Dropping in on A-Line.                                                                                                                   Chris Pilling Photo
Fast smooth corners and jumps are what make A-Line famous.                                            Chris Pilling Photo
The A-Line rock drop, another staple to Whistler’s most popular trail.                                  Chris Pilling Photo
This race is all about fun. This guy was having it.                                                                     Chris Pilling Photo
There’s always various distractions or attractions on the way down. More info here.         Chris Pilling Photo
This whip kept the crowd happy. Flipped visor and all.                                                            Chris Pilling Photo
Possibly the most known feature in Whistler. The GLC Rock Drop.                                      Chris Pilling Photo
Canada’s Steve Smith hoisting the bike above his head for a second time this week.      Chris Pilling Photo
Watch out Crankworx, The King is back.                                                                                     Chris Pilling Photo

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