Gate drops on reg for Crankworx Innsbruck on new DH and Dual Slalom tracks

When Crankworx Innsbruck launches 64 days from today, two new tracks will await the pros and amateurs set to descend on the Austrian Alps from June 12-16. This third iteration of the festival will include a new Dual Slalom competition, as well as a new Downhill track.

Tracey Hannah, Crankworx Rotorua 2019 / photo: Fraser Britton

It’s super important to have new tracks so that the sport can grow and stay exciting. All racers get super pumped when there’s a new track or venue. It’s been a few years for Innsbruck now so it will be awesome to ride a new track.

– Tracey Hannah

Since its debut in 2017, the Innsbruck DH track has been a rider favourite, lauded for its raw feel and natural features. For 2019, the new track will see the racers descend into the heart of the Crankworx action in Mutters, the home base of the festival. Full course details will be released closer to June.

And while the track may be changing, with race action leading straight into the heart of the festival, the vibe is set to be next-level.

Racing Crankworx Innsbruck is really nice because the crowds are so excited and the place is so cool.

– Tracey Hannah

Registration for the iXS Innsbruck Downhill presented by Raiffeisen Club is NOW OPEN: click here

Tomas Lemoine vs Keegan Wright, Crankworx Rotorua 2019 / photo: Fraser Britton

Meantime, another new track is in the works, this one for an event that’s new to the roster in Innsbruck.

2019 marks the first year Dual Slalom has been staged across the Crankworx World Tour. It’s now considered a core Crankworx Championship discipline, with Crankworx Dual Slalom World Champions (M/F) set to be crowned at the end of the season.

I’m really stoked to race a whole new dual slalom course in Innsbruck and show the people what it’s all about. I’m really stoked that it’s at every stop this year. It’s definitely one of my favourite events!

– Keegan Wright

The event will be open to amateurs and pros, with the course built by New Zealand’s Elevate Trail Building crew, headed up by Tom Hey, known for his work on the Dual Slalom and Slopestyle tracks in Rotorua.

The discipline was added to the overall Crankworx World Tour roster in response to the enthusiasm of both riders and fans.

I love that it brings most riders together from all the different disciplines and everyone just battles it out on a tight fast technical course. It’s such a spectacular event to be a part of and even more so to watch. I cannot wait for the next one being in Innsbruck!

– Keegan Wright

Registration for the 100% Dual Slalom Innsbruck is NOW OPEN: click here

Mitch Chubey vs Sam Reynolds, Crankworx Innsbruck 2018 / photo: Fraser Britton

In 2018, nearly 500 athletes from 26 different countries competed at Crankworx Innsbruck. As the tour, and the events on offer, continues to grow, those numbers continue to rise, with both events expected to sell out well in advance of race day.

About Crankworx World Tour

Crankworx is the ultimate experience in mountain biking. Born in Whistler, B.C. in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series. The Crankworx World Tour brings together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines. Crankworx World Tour festivals also host races for amateurs, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations.

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