Crankworx Innsbruck 2019
Following on from the huge success of the last two years, Crankworx – the biggest gravity mountain bike festival in the world – came back to Innsbruck for a third time in 2019. This spectacular event at Bikepark Innsbruck is the only European leg on this year’s World Tour. From 12 to 16 June the international mountain bike elite and the best up-and-coming rookies lined up in the mountains above Innsbruck to go head-to-head in six action-packed disciplines.
Crankworx Innsbruck is synonymous with breathtaking tricks, festival vibes and plenty of side events such as hands-on workshops for children and teenagers. The event also features a cool expo & demo area showcasing all the latest trends from the world of mountain biking.
As the sun slowly set over Bikepark Innsbruck, things were warming up down in Innsbruck with sick DJ sets, fat beats and cool drinks in some of the city’s most famous party locations.
Crankworx Innsbruck kicked off this year once again on Wednesday (12 June) with the Official European Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK held by the reservoir at the top of Bikepark Innsbruck, where fans could look forward to sick tricks and a simply breathtaking mountain backdrop. The action continued on Thursday (13 June) with two fan favourites back to back: the 100% Dual Slalom, which sees two riders take on a course full of twists, turns and kickers at the same time, followed by the RockShox Innsbruck Pump Track Challenge, where it is all about getting around the track as fast as possible without pedalling. Friday (14 June) welcomed Mons Royale Speed & Style, an event in which both time and tricks go towards determining the winner. Crankworx Innsbruck wrapped up on Sunday (16 June) with the action-packed iXS Innsbruck Downhill presented by Raiffeisen Club and the most insane tricks at the Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle.
Georg Spazier, CEO of the organising committee and head of innsbruck-tirol sports, explains what fans can look forward at the only European stop of the 2019 Crankworx World Tour: “In addition to more mountain bike action with the world’s best riders, the third edition of the event in the Bike Innsbruck will feature a diverse programme of activities and a unique atmosphere with something for everybody – side events, parties, Kidsworx workshops for youngsters as well as an expo area with a huge range of international exhibitors and delicious food.”
Crankworx Innsbruck 2019 – impressions
Legendary dirt, places and faces. Friends, old and new. The best in the world, next to you in the lift, on track, atop the podium, at the after-party. Awe-inspiring scenery above, the best trails in the world below. Cultures that’ll capture your spirit. Experiences that’ll push you to the edge. Achievements that’ll fill you up and leave you hungry for more. The stuff that dreams are made of. It’s all here.
Crankworx World Tour 2019
The ultimate experience in mountain biking.