Through dirt, sweat and cheers, Crankworx celebrates the epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and heart-stopping drops of freeride mountain biking.
Anointed by dirt, powered by passion, the Crankworx World Tour travels for the fourth time to Les 2 Alpes in the French Alps from the 9 to 12 July.
Staking a claim for mountain biking in France, the global centre of cycling, Crankworx Les 2 Alpes touches down under the largest skiable glacier in Europe. Located an hour-and-a-half from Grenoble and a stone’s throw from the Italian border, the historic alpine village provides a stunning setting to consecrate the innovation and showmanship of the best gravity athletes. Aeronautic tricksters, speed freaks and enduro maestros meet to compete on the steep scree slopes of the Alps and push the limits of what’s possible on a mountain bike to the brink.
The nearest international airport is Grenoble-Isère Airport in Grenoble, located about 1 hour 30 mins away by car and serviced by a number of no-frills and charter airlines. The larger International airport of Lyon St Exupéry is approximately 2 hours away. The European high-speed train, the TGV, can also take you from most major cities in Europe to its terminal in Lyon or Grenoble. There are regular shuttle buses from Grenoble-Isère and Lyon Saint-Exupéry airports.
Don’t miss the signature event, the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle takes place on Saturday 11 July at 16:30.
Thrills and spills are in store for this the climax of Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. This year the Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle becomes the critical mid-season determiner for the Triple Crown of Slopestyle. Should the athlete who won the Slopestyle course in Rotorua repeat in France, there is just one competition to go to secure the crown. This course is notorious on the global circuit for its spectacular setting and intensity of the course. An invitation-only event, it is sure to be the highlight of the festival for many.