Rheeder cruises to Crankworx Rotorua win in slopestyle final

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Brett Rheeder performs in the Crankworx Slopestyle in Rotorua, New Zealand on March 25, 2018 –
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Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool

Canadian nails stunning run in thrilling first Crankworx World Tour stop.

Brett Rheeder crushed the elite MTB slopestyle field with a stunning 94.25 run to win the rain-delayed Crankworx Rotorua final and start the season off on a thrilling high. Here is all you need to know:

– The Canadian’s brilliant run included a cork 720 on the step down to open and a 720 barspin to finish on a slick, tricky course to take the 1000 points on offer.



– Rheeder, 25, declared: “I couldn’t ask for a better feeling. I’ve worked toward this all winter. It’s been my goal. I’m on top of the world.”

Brett Rheeder poses for a portrait after winning the Crankworx Slopestyle in Rotorua, New Zealand on March 25, 2018 –
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Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool

– He claimed the win from crowd pleasers Thomas Genon of Belgium in second and Italian Diego Caverzasi in third, who pulled off The Twister on the final jump.

– The 2018 Crankworx World Tour moves on to Innsbruck next from June 13-17, then Les Gets in France the following week before wrapping up with the August 10-19 Whistler finale in Canada.

Tahnee Seagraves poses for a portrait at the Crankworx Downhill race in Rotorua, New Zealand on March 25, 2018 –
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Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool

– Briton Tahnée Seagrave was a class above in the women’s MTB downhill to win by a staggering 11.6 seconds from Switzerland’s Emilie Siegenthaler and 2017 world champion Miranda Miller.

– New Zealand’s Sam Blenkinsop ruled the roost in the men’s downhill with an easy five-second victory from Australian Mick Hannah and Canadian Finn Iles.

Jill Kintner competes against Kailani Hines at the Pump Track Challenge during Crankworx in Rotorua, New Zealand on March 22, 2018 –
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– Blenkinsop is the Crankworx World Tour King heading into Innsbruck while American Jill Kintner leads the Queen standings following an entertaining first stop.

Thomas Genon, Brett Rheeder and Diego Caverzasi on the podium at the Crankworx Slopestyle in Rotorua, New Zealand on March 25, 2018 –
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Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
Emilie Siegenthaler, Mick Hannah, Sam Blenkinsop, Tahnée Seagrave, Finn Iles amd Miranda Miller on the Podium at the Crankworx Downhill race in Rotorua, New Zealand on March 25, 2018 –
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Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool

 

 

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