Monster Energy’s Troy Brosnan (AUS) defended his title as Canadian Open champion this week at Crankworx last stop of the year in Whistler, Canada. The young Aussie bested his wining time from last year by nearly a second and narrowly took home the win over fellow Australian Monster Energy athlete Connor Fearon.
The Whistler Canadian Open track is known for being steep, short and fast. Riders plummet from the top of the Fitzsimmons chairlift to the bottom of the bike park in two minutes and 45 seconds over some of the most blown out, dusty conditions they will ride all year. Hiding the holes under the moon dust is a network of slippery roots in the most technical section of the track, aptly named the spaghetti chute. This year was made especially difficult due to heavy smoke from nearby forest fires that had blown in the day before, making it hard to breathe mid sprint.