A solid effort for Australia’s Danni Beecroft today in the Pumptrack battle, just edged out of the Bronze medal by Jonna Johnsen in the small final. Danni out of the medal haul tonight but further up the points leaderboard with 100 total points now. However it was an emotional affair for Kialani Hines, the Seattle based rider and self confessed Jill Kintner fan facing off in the final against her idol and coming away with a solid performance to take the silver.

Check out the wrapup video:

In the Men’s battle there was a few upsets,Tomas Slavik knocked out early, and King of Crankworx and pumptrack specialist Adrian Loron being beaten by an impressively fast Kyle Strait, newly sponsored by Aussie brand DHaRCO. Kyle’s backyard trails he’s building must be paying dividends as he looked super comfortable on the bike and came across the line with a manual virtually every time.

The unexpected star of the night was Michael Bias, the New Zealand based BMXer trying out mountain bike racing at Crankworx for the first time. A crash in the semis racing a super smooth and technical Tomas Lemoine ruled him out of contention for Silver and Gold medals, but took the battle to the small final against Kyle Strait, punching out two solid runs and demonstrating some unconventional techniques with his start line front wheel wobble to take the bronze.

Men’s final results

1 – Tomas Lemoine
2 – Chaney Guennet
3 – Michael Bias

Women’s final results

1 – Jill Kintner
2 – Kialani Hines
3 – Jonna Johnsen

Danni Beecroft in practice earlier in the day.
The unstoppable Jill Kintner. Photo Crankworx / Fraser Britton
Michael Bias against Tomas Lemoine. Photo Crankworx / Fraser Britton
Podium. Photo Crankworx / Fraser Britton

Tomorrow the Hipster DH race,  Dual Speed and Style contest and Whip Off contest give spectators plenty to watch and competitors to race!