Monster Energy’s Sam Hill (AUS) took home second place at this weekend’s Crankworx Enduro World Series in Whistler, Canada. The Australian now moves into a 110-point overall series lead going into the 8th and final round in Finale, Ligure, Italy.
The iconic backdrops of Whistler played host to one of the toughest EWS in history. Sunday was a monster of a race day with five massive stages featuring the likes of which many had never seen. Dubbed Crankzilla due to the extreme size of a few of its stages, the Whistler round did not disappoint. Right off the bat, riders dropped into the iconic Top of the World trail, with its mind-blowing background of mountains, including the famed Black Tusk. At just under 17 minutes of racing down some of the roughest, steepest trail on the circuit, it puts the best riders in the world to the test as arms, hands and brakes begin to fail towards the end. Hill demolished all comers winning stage one, putting a 17-second lead into second place to get the day underway.