Whistler Local Katrina Strand Wins Crankworx Canadian Open Enduro
France’s Jerome Clementz Is The Fastest Man
Jerome Clementz (FRA) crossed the finish line after an epic day of racing all over the Whistler Valley and from top to bottom of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. He describes himself as a “little guy who rides bike and loves life” and he is certainly loving life today after clocking the fastest time at 36:46.23.
Second fastest Pro man was Curtis Keene (USA) +35.10 and coming in third was last year’s Enduro winner, Brian Lopes (USA) +46.27.
Whistler local Katrina Strand bettered her second place position from 2011 to dial in the fastest Pro woman time. Her time of 45:23.52 gave her an impressive lead over the next fastest women; Rosara Joseph (AUS) in second +2:02.98, and Katherine Short (CAD) +3:41.41.
The course was designed by Whistler local Richie Schley and featured varied terrain that favours the all-around rider. Enduro is a growing genre of off-road racing that pits cardio and strength against nerve and skill. The race design is fairly new to North America and uses a rally-style format involving four-timed “competition stages” linked by “transfer stages” not factored into the overall time.
Next up was the Whistler debut of the Dual Speed & Style presented by Avid, August 11 at 6pm. The Bud Light Zone was open once in Whistler Olympic Plaza from 7-10pm with refreshments for the +19 set while the big screens at Whistler Olympic Plaza simulcast the Dual Speed & Style presented by Avid. The concert line-up featured the ambient rock and power-pop of Jets Overhead at 7:45pm and Said The Whale at 8:45pm.
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Live Streaming Webcast Schedule for Crankworx Whistler 2012
Saturday August 11
Sunday August 12
- Garbanzo DH – 4:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday August 15
- Air DH – 3:30pm–5:30pm
Thursday August 16
- Teva Best Trick – 4:00pm-6:00pm
- Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox – 8:00pm-9:00pm
Friday August 17
- Red Bull Joyride Qualifiers – 1:30pm-3:00pm
- GIANT Dual Slalom Amateur – 3:30pm-5:30pm
- GIANT Dual Slalom Pro – 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday August 18
- Red Bull Joyride Finals – 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sunday August 19
- Jeep Canadian Open DH – 3:00pm-5:00pm