12 photos from the first 48 hours of Crankworx Les Gets 2017.
Louis Reboul leads the train out of the station.
Here's the first stop of the week: The European Whip-Off Championship.
She don't need no stinkin' points. Even though the Whip-Off's don't count towards the Queen of Crankworx overall, Caroline Buchanan, went for the "big whip."
"Keep your day job." European Whip-Off runner up Allen Cooke, Santa Cruz Bicycle's "Do'r of things," should go ahead and keep doing all of the things.
The SRAM family is all for one and one for all. After Martin Söderström flatted in the quarter finals, he relied on the Wizard for the repair, Kyle Strait for the tire, and Alex Rafferty, SRAM UK PR Coordinator, to run his bike to the start line.
"Oh hey — what are you doing here Sven?" Mitch Ropelato spins Bernard Kerr out of the round of 16.
The King of Sweden took out the 2016 Pumptrack King with speed...
Mitch Ropelato's patented "frozen chicken" cornering technique. Believe it or not, he would advance out of this heat.
Mitch's front flip went so right in Rotorua, but so wrong in Les Gets. He'd sit out the small-final, giving Söderström the bronze.
When you dont have to race anyone for third, it's pretty easy to celebrate. Cya at the Ultimate Pumptrack Challenge.
Photos by Sven Martin.