Today was the first couple events at Crankworx Colorado, a longer-cross country inspired Super D called All Mountain Super D, and a shorter downhill inspired Super D. It was a big showing for Team bikeparts.com, 7 racers showed up for the 2 Super D races. The All Mountain race went well with Brian Laiho finishing 2nd behind Ross Schnell! Ross Schnell wasnt the only ‘big gun’ in Colorado today, Brian Lopes and Wade Simmons showed up for the afternoons Super D race. After some debatable racing, Brian finished 3rd behind Lopes and Schnell! The two races also had some down moments, Tate flatted once, Jon missed a turn, I pinballed off a couple racers, Chad has some mechanicals and worse of all, Bill crashed VERY hard breaking 3 ribs, a collar bone and his scapula. We all wish Bill a quick recovery!!! With all the racing excitement today, there are still 3 races going on this weekend, the Crankworx XC, MSC Super D and MSC XC. Good luck to all those racing! – Jesse Swift
Check out the Pinkbike.com write up for Day 1 at Crankworx Colorado!