All you need to know about Crankworx Innsbruck

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Check here for all the info from this year's Crankworx event in Innsbruck. Find out who won what, how to catch up on the action and what next year has in store.
By Aoife GlassUpdated on
The 2020 Crankworx Series returned with a bang at Innsbruck at the end of September 2020 for five days of incredible racing, after a hiatus following Crankworx Rotorua back in March.
The dates for the 2021 Crankworx Series are yet to be revealed, but expect to see plenty of gravity-fuelled mountain biking action in Whistler, Innsbruck and Rotorua.
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Crankworx Innsbruck 2020 highlights

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Innsbruck highlights
With the world more than ready to get its teeth into some global racing action, all eyes were on Innsbruck as an international line-up of athletes competed for the various titles up for grabs.
French athletes dominated the early days of Crankworx Innsbruck, with Morganne Charre and Adrien Loren victorious in Dual Slalom, while Mathilde Bernard and Loren took the wins in the Pump Track Challenge after hard-fought battles.
Vali Höll holds her gold medal at Crankworx Innsbruck 2020.
Today's win is the first Elite podium Höll has topped
The first big downhill race of 2020 saw local Austrian athletes at the top of the podium. The weight of expectation on Vali Höll for her first Elite season didn’t appear to hinder her performance, with a convincing win over Tracey Hannah in second place. Joining her in the gold medal position was David Trummer, who took the hot seat early on and held on to it.
Inclement weather caused some disruption to the planned schedule, meaning the Speed and Style finals were cancelled and qualification results used instead, which meant victory for Tomas Lemoine.
Emil Johansson took his third Crankworx Slopestyle win in a row, despite high winds threatening to disrupt the action. Lemoine took second place, with Erik Fedko in third.
Watch Emil Johansson’s winning run below:
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Emil Johansson's Crankworx Innsbruck 2020 winning run
Given the exceptional nature of 2020, with only two Crankworx World Tour series events taking place in Rotorua and Innsbruck, there were no points awarded for the year-round King and Queen of Crankworx contest at Innsbruck. Nor were points awarded for the individual Crankworx Championships, such as slopestyle. Let’s hope normal service resumes for 2021!

Who to look out for at Crankworx Innsbruck 2021

All eyes will be on Emil Johansson to see if he can make it four for four in Slopestyle. Vali Höll sustained an ankle injury ahead of the 2020 World Championships, which put her out of play for the rest of the season, but she should be fit, well and ready to defend her title in 2021, where she’ll again be the local favourite. Her fellow Austrian David Trummer will surely be keen to defend the title he won on home soil, too.