Crankworx in Les Gets live on Red Bull TV
It is time for slopestyle sensations and crazy tricks at the Crankworx event in Les Gets, France! Will Brandon Semenuk keep himself in position for the Crankworx Triple Crown of Slopestyle after his win in Rotorua? Or will someone else conquer the newly built French course? For the fifth time, Crankworx is bringing the best athletes in the world to France and premieres in Les Gets this weekend. Red Bull TV will be bringing all the action, tricks and slopestyle insanity to your device, wherever you are. Watch all the action live online at Red Bull TV on June 18th at 4.30 pm CEST / 7.30 am PDT.
Crankworx premieres in Les Gets this year with a newly designed course, which is set in the French Alps, straddling the Swiss boarder and has plenty of breathtaking obstacles installed for the 18 world class athletes such as the Triple Crown leader Brandon Semenuk (CAN), reigning FMB World Tour Champion Thomas Genon (BEL) and even BMX legend Ryan Nyquist (USA). 5,000 m3 of dirt and five weeks of course building later by eleven experienced dirt and wood specialists the course is ready to be shredded. “The weather made it nearly impossible due to constant rain, but we are ready and just waiting for the sun to break through the clouds, so we can test it, before the pros arrive,” says a happy and relieved Markus Hampl, who works the dirt and designs the radius of the jumps as part of the team behind head builder Alex Dropsy.
Brandon Semenuk and Co. will start off riding an eight to ten meter (25-35ft.) high North Shore ladder through the alpine woods, before sending a four-meter (12ft.) drop into the course. After generating speed a six-meter (20ft.) long log ride leads to a hip jump into the dirt jump section of the course. Two doubles provide lots of airtime for the biggest tricks to be sent by the world’s best athletes, before a combination of a hip jump and step-up will challenge their riding skills. Hampl sees this as a possible tiebreaker: “Yes, the combination will test the athletes’ abilities and precision. It’s a steep landing and you have to land it precisely to hit the step-up perfectly. But I have no doubt that they will manage.” Following the step-up the slopestyle stars will face a curved wall ride and step-down, before sending it over the last big double into the finishing area. “We’re really stoked about the course. Everything is safely built and gives tons of opportunity for big tricks. That was our aim, to build a course, where the riders, would feel comfortable.”
One rider, who will certainly hope he feels the flow on the new course, is Brandon Semenuk. The Canadian won the first event of the season at Crankworx Rotorua in New Zealand and is looking to take home his second win of the season. The 25-year-old has got his eyes set firmly on the Crankworx Triple Crown of Slopestyle this year, but has to win in Les Gets, in order to stay in the hunt for the hat-trick, which must be completed in August at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler.
Tune in live to Crankworx Les Gets on June 18th at 4.30 pm CEST / 7.30 am PDT online at www.redbull.tv, download the app or connect via your Smart TV.