Erik Fedko. Photo by Florian Breitenberger
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA, June 14, 2022 — The first stop of the Crankworx World Tour kicks off in Austria this week, June 15-19. Fans on-site in Innsbruck, and around the world via Red Bull TV, can look forward to:
5 days of racing and contests from the heart of the Austrian Alps.
7 live events, bringing together the best mountain bikers in the world at Bikepark Innsbruck.
5 events live and on-demand on Red Bull TV.
9 hours of live coverage on Red Bull TV.
For the first time ever, live coverage of the Whip-Offs, hosted by Eliot Jackson, live on @redbullbike TikTok.
Plus exclusive, behind-the-scenes video and photos on Crankworx’s Instagram and TikTok.
The event will feature 414 riders from around the world, including pro, amateur and CWNEXT (next gen junior amateur) athletes.
We’re talking, the world’s top Slopestyle and freeride mountain bikers (Johansson, Goomes, Rogatkin, Haz, Lemoine, Buchanan, Fedko, Nogueira…), all-rounders at the top of the game (Verbeeck, van Steenbergen, Hines, Loron, Astle, Pene, Scott, Slavik…), and DH specialists (Höll, the Seagraves, the Hannahs, Blenkinsop, Hoffman, Iles, Hastings, Brannigan, Edwards…).
Oh yes, it’s going to be one heck of a party.
Get a preview of all the athletes making tracks to Crankworx Innsbruck here: https://www.crankworx.com/news/preliminary-rider-lists-released-for-crankworx-innsbruck-2022/
The full roster of Pro events includes (events marked with an * will be available to watch live and on demand on Red Bull TV):
Wednesday, June 15: Official European Whip-Off Championships presented by POC
Thursday, June 16: Specialized Dual Slalom Innsbruck presented by Thule*
Thursday, June 16: Rockshox Pump Track Challenge Innsbruck*
Friday, June 17: CLIF Speed & Style Innsbruck*
Saturday, June 18: Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle*
Saturday, June 18: Official Unofficial Scrub-Off
Sunday, June 19: deuter Downhill Innsbruck presented by Raiffeisen Club*
Get the full schedule here: https://www.crankworx.com/innsbruck/schedule/
Red Bull TV broadcast details: https://www.redbull.com/ca-en/event-series/crankworx
After a few weeks of rain, the sun is shining on Bikepark Innsbruck, with last-minute buffing and shaping getting courses primed ahead of Wednesday’s launch.
Key changes to watch for this year include updates to the Slopestyle and Dual Slalom courses.