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Friday, August 25, 2017

Adrien Loron caps a stellar season by turning the Whistler Bike Park’s A-Line into the world’s biggest pump track to solidify his 2017 King of Crankworx title

Since his first appearance at Crankworx, Adrien Loron has been an — if not the — odd-son favorite to win the Ultimate Pumptrack Challenge presented by RockShox. Simply stated, the dude has off-road bicycling’s most fundamental skills on lock. But the introduction of a King of Crankworx title, a few years back, motivated the Frenchman to broaden his already-impressive skillset.

Make no mistake about the King of Crankworx goal — it is a pain in the arse. Chasing this elusive title requires global travel and non-stop event-practice during already-non-stop weeks. 

As an added measure of awesome, though, Loron is not one of those mediocre points-gatherers en route to a paycheck. Vegas alert: If Loron ‘only’ makes it to the small final, put your money on the other guy. Statistics show that Adrien Loron prefers winning to 3rd place — every time.

 

The real story of 2017’s King of Crankworx is Adrien Loron’s domination of the Air DH. It has been mostly touted as a ‘surprise’ and ‘upset’ victory. Really? A-Line is the world’s biggest and longest pump track. And the master prevailed.

 

Congratulations, Adrien, on your 2017 King of Crankworx Crown. And long live the king.

 

Both of Adrian's bikes were equipped with SRAM X01 DH drivetrainsSRAM Guide brakes with RockShox PIKE RCT3 front suspension and a Super Deluxe rear shock on his Air DH race machine. 

- Photos by Sven Martin and Adrian Marcoux

 

 

 

 

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