15 May, 2023

Crankworx action ready to tackle Smithfield tracks

ACTION has kicked off on the renowned tracks of Smithfield as the world-wide event Crankworx begins its Cairns event this Wednesday, running until Sunday.

Crankworx is set to return to the slopes of Smithfield this week. Photo supplied.
Crankworx is set to return to the slopes of Smithfield this week. Photo supplied.

Crankworx is a world-renowned competition that brings together the best in the business to compete at some of the most beautiful locations on Earth.

Dubbed “The Paradise Edition”, the Cairns event is slated to bring in tens of thousands of locals who will either spectate, volunteer or ride in the competition.

Events in this year include Slopestyle, Downhill, Dual Slalom, Speed & Style, Pump Track, and Whip-Off, among others.

Racing action at Crankworx Cairns, as well as at all other stops on the 2023 Crankworx World Tour, will be available live and on demand on Red Bull TV.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland chief executive officer Mark Olsen said Crankworx was a game changer that would position Tropical North Queensland as an internationally renowned mountain biking destination.

“The inaugural Cairns Crankworx last year showcased the destination and its world-class mountain biking infrastructure to hundreds of thousands of people around the world,” he said.

The top 16 slopestyle athletes in the world will be competing at this year’s event, offering the only chance for Aussies to see these elite athletes in the flesh as they pull out all the stops for precious Crankworx points.

For many local and Australian riders, this is a chance to not only test their abilities but also to rub shoulders with their heroes – the elite athletes who inspire them and set the standard for the sport.

12,500 people are expected to flock to the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park for Crankworx this year from international, national and local markets.

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