Whistler, BC – In 2013, big tricks and plenty of clean runs blew the judges away at the Crankworx signature Slopestyle event and in the end Brandon Semenuk of Whistler, BC reclaimed the podium’s top step after his first win in 2011 and took home a cool $25,000.
Thrughout the course of ten summer days in BC, Canada, Crankworx Whistler delivers a festival of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding. A time-tested stage for mountain biking, Crankworx has forged the future of freeride, launched careers and raised up a spectacle out of dirt, sweat and cheers.
THE EVOLUTION OF SLOPESTYLE
Each year at Red Bull Joyride, the level of talent continues to grow as slopestyle mountain biking evolves into one of the fastest growing mountain bike disciplines in the world. Brandon Semenuk’s second run set the bar for the day’s event as the cleanest and most technical, earning him the highest score in Red Bull Joyride history. Martin Söderström threw down a clean triple tailwhip in the middle of his second run, the only rider to attempt it on the course. Brandon Semenuk and Sam Pilgrim both backflipped off the Red Bull Joyride cabin, a significant trick that very few riders are able to do. Thousands of spectators couldn’t shake the nerves of even the youngest competitors, including 19 year old Anton Thelander of Sweden who walked away with the events Breakout Award. “The feeling of being selected for the Breakout Award is really insane… I didn’t expect to be in that position” said Thelander.
RED BULL JOYRIDE RESULTS
First Place: Brandon Semenuk, Canada
Second Place: Martin Söderström, Sweden
Third Place: Sam Pilgrim, United Kingdom
Breakout Award: Anton Thelander, Sweden
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