Brian Lopes Wins Inaugural Kokanee Crankworx Fat Tire Criterium. Whistler, BC. 2011 Kokanee Crankworx bike festival. Crankworx Day 1, Fat Tire Criterium | Unofficial Networks

Crankworx Day 1, Fat Tire Criterium

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Crankworx Day 1, Fat Tire Criterium

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This inaugural event for Kokanee Crankworx looped around the recently opened Whistler Olympic Plaza and drew an enthusiastic crowd despite the winter weather. The Format was an 800 metre loop that had multiple corners and a straightaway for Lance style sprinting. Tour style format where the last riders are dropped after every lap. The final 5 laps will leave 8 riders left on course to decide the podium.

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Photo at Matthew Mallory, Pinkbike

The race as told by Pink Bike

“Brian Lopes of Laguna Beach, CA, who is the “winningest” athlete in the history of Kokanee Crankworx, sustained his legacy with another first place finish. Kevin Calhoun of North Vancouver, BC came in second, with local Whistlerite Matt Ryan coming in third. On the ladies side it was all about the British Columbians with Katherine Short of Halfmoon Bay coming in first, Ann Yew of North Vancouver, BC in second and Megan Rose of Squamish, BC finishing third”

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Photo at Matthew Mallory Pinkbike

And if you’re not excited for the next week of “mayhem”  watch this video again:

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