The final week of the Crankworx Summer Series is about to kick off at Silver Star Resort tomorrow. Today seems an appropriate time to look back at the second week of competition that’s just wrapped up at Kicking Horse resort in Golden, BC. Kona Gravity riders Rhys Verner and Miranda Miller backed up their solid first week performances and now sit in third and fourth in the series respectively. Let’s take a quick look back and see how they got there.
The Enduro was the first event of the week and Miranda made jokes about the brutal rocky section giving her “PTSD flashbacks of Zermatt”. Miranda spent the day locked in a battle with eventual first-place finisher ALN, in the end only 0.03 seconds would separate the two of them.
The second event of the event had been kept on the down-low but as soon as photos started trickling out, the hype was real. The Crankworx Summer Series athletes would be racing the Mt Seven Psychosis. The legendary BC race, made famous in the Anthill film, Seasons. The start chute into Dead Dog trail is near-vertical and scares even the world’s best riders.
In the men’s field, Rhys put down a stormer of a run, besting many of BC’s DH specialists, in the end, it was fellow Sea to Sky resident and Enduro superstar Jesse Melamed that took the win but Rhys would stand on the podium in second place, finishing off another epic week of racing.