From 20 to 24 June 2018, Les Gets hosted one of the European stages of the Crankworx World Tour 2018, following Rotorua in March and Innsbruck in mid-June and before Whistler in August.

Accustomed to organizing large national and international mountain-biking events, such as World's ChampionshipsWorld Cups and French Championships, the resort got ready to receive the top riders in the MTB world for 5 days of sporting events and actvities.

7 disciplines in the competition programme: the Crankworx Les Gets Slopestyle, the Les Gets Muc-Off Dual Speed & Style, RockShox Les Gets Pump Track Challenge, two Downhill events (Crankworx Les Gets Downhill and Crankworx Les Gets Mont-Chéry DH) and the Official European Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK.

New in 2018, a spectacular event named 100% Dual Slalom Les Gets.

RockShox Les Gets Pump Track Challenge

A win for a new French rider with a promising career. Overwhelmed by the crowd, who had turned out in force, the young Mathilde Bernard, aged 18, won first place in her first time competing in the RockShox Les Gets Pump Track Challenge, coming ahead of the American course veteran Jill Kintner, who was vying for the position of ‘Queen of Crankworx 2018’.

The French shone in the men’s event, too, with Tomas Lemoine, (winner of this event in March in Rotorua) taking second place behind New Zealander Keegan Wright. The 2017 title holder, Frenchman Adrien Loron accepted defeat in the semi-final and came fourth in the race, behind the American Luca Cometti.

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Whip-Off "Official European Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK

The New Zealander Vinny Armstrong defeated the Canadian Casey Brown.
Ryan Howard (USA) won the men's event.

>> See all the photos of the Official European Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK

Crankworx Les Gets Mont-Chéry DH

Australian Troy BROSNAN won the event, beating three Frenchmen, while Brit Rachel Atherton won in her big comeback to the legendary Les Gets, ahead of Myriam Nicole ! from France!

Right up until the last minute, the crowd was dreaming of a triple win for France! Three Frenchmen were heading to monopolize the podium until Troy BROSNAN, who had started in final position, created disillusionment in the French camp by winning first place by a second. Amaury PIERRON finished second, ahead of Loïc VERGIER and Thomas ESTAQUE, who just missed out on third place.

In the women’s event, the public had hoped that Myriam NICOLE would repeat her last year’s victory at Les Gets, but  she finished in second place, beaten by Rachel ATHERTON. The latter was making her comeback to Les Gets 14 years after the 2004 World Championships, held here, where she had raced in the junior category.

This downhill course is one of the most beautiful on the world circuit, according to the riders. The event itself is also considered as unmissable and, according to the winner of the day, is ‘100% awesome’!

>> See all the photos of the Crankworx Les Gets Mont-Chéry DH

Crankworx Les Gets Slopestyle

The American Nicholi Rogatkin won this major event for the second time this year.

There were 14 competitors at the start of the Les Gets Slopestyle 2018. Conditions were perfect, with lots of sunshine, perfectly prepared modules and very little wind, which guaranteed the riders’ safety. Everything was in place to ensure that the spectators, who were out in force, would enjoy an extraordinary show.

And such was the case! Spurred on by the cheers of a very excited crowd, Nicholi Rogatkin made the show, sailing through the race with his daring tricks, and asserting his supremacy in this impressive and technically challenging discipline. The American won the event for the second time this season. 

In second and third place on the podium were the Canadian Brett Rheeder and the German Erik Fedko.

From the French team, Tomas LEMOINE made a very good fourth place

The young Simon Pages came in in eighth position at this year’s Les Gets Slopestyle.

>> See all the photos of Crankworx Les Gets Slopestyle


The Dual Speed & Style took place right after the Slopestyle. 

The Americans  Kyle STRAIT et Tyler MCCAUL took the first two places on the podium, while Englishman  Sam REYNOLDS came in third.

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