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Crankworx 2013
Bernardo Cruz Whips His Way to Crankworx Title
The Brazilian rider takes his second win at the raucous Whip-Off World Championships.
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Bernardo Cruz (BRA) took another win at the Official Whip-Off Worlds at Crankworx Whistler. In its third year, the contest has grown from a small grassroots event organized by photographer Sven Martin into a major draw for fans. Judges and fans gathered around the massive jumps on the side of Whistler's Crabapple Hits to gauge riders on their style, whip angle, and amplitude. But selecting a winner this year was not easy.


“It was tough to tell who had the best whip between Thomas Vanderham, Kurt Sorge, Bas Van Steenbergen and Cruz today,” said Crankworx general manager Darren Kinnaird. “But the key was that Bernardo got his bike so sideways in the air that he was almost moving backward. For him to land straight and clean once his bike hit the ground, that was the edge against the other three riders.”


Riders competed for purse of $1,500, while another $1,000 was doled out to deserving competitors by the judges in increments of $100. 


Official Whip Off World Championships at Crankworx Whistler by Pinkbike from Crankworx on Vimeo.

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