Frenetic Action at Crankworx Rotorua Downhill Race

Photographic highlights from the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill race feature on American cycling magazine Bike’s website.

The race “was filled with frenetic action” Brice Minnigh reported. “An international field of racers pinning it down the challenging course, which turned Rotorua’s tacky dirt into a maze of deep holes, braking bumps and ruts.”

“After spending much of the race in the hot seat, US racer Eliot Jackson was eventually ousted by Frenchman Loic Bruni, who took a commanding victory with more than a two-second lead. [Briton] Rachel Atherton pocketed the win against the rest of the women, with [Australian] Tracey Hannah and [Switzerland’s] Emilie Siegenthaler finishing in second and third.”

Rotorua local Matt Walker is pictured.

Original article by Brice Minnigh, Bike Magazine, March 27, 2015.

Photo by Anthony Smith.

Tags: Bike Magazine  Crankworx Rotorua Downhill  Eliot Jackson  Emilie Siegenthaler  Loic Bruni  Matt Walker  Rachel Atherton  Tracey Hannah  

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