King and Queen of Crankworx & Crankworx Rotorua Results 2022!

The 2022 Crankworx world tour went out with a bang this past week with the final stop in Rotorua, New Zealand. Heavy rains made for some interesting riding conditions and last minute course changes but didn’t dampen spectators spirits! Kiwis came out in force to cheer on their favorite athletes and bring the Crankworx fever! 

Here are some notable results from this year's competition from the Ride Concepts roster!

2022 King and Queen of Crankworx

- Bas Van Steenbergen - King of Crankworx

- Caroline Buchanan - Queen of Crankworx 

It’s official! Bas Van Steenbergen and Caroline Buchanan are our 2022 King and Queen of Crankworx! Both staples on the Ride Concepts factory team, we couldn’t be more stoked to celebrate their victories! It’s been a long and grueling season and both had to dig deep to make this dream a reality. 

This is Bas Van Steenbergen’s 2nd King of Crankworx title in a row having taken the crown back in 2021.

All hail the King and Queen of Crankworx! 

Dual Slalom

- Bas Van Steenbergen - 3rd in Men’s 

- Caroline Buchanan - 4th in Women’s 

Things kicked off in Rotorua on Wednesday with the Dual Slalom event. Bas Van Steenbergen came out swinging placing 3rd in Pro Men’s while Craoline Buchanan took 4th in Pro Women’s just behind Jenna Hastings, another Queen of Crankworx contender. 

Pump Track Challenge

- Caroline Buchanan - 1st in Women’s 

- Bas Van Steenbergen - 2nd in Men’s

After getting warmed up, Caroline Buchanan swept the field in the Pump Track Challenge taking 1st in Pro Women’s. Nice one Caroline! Bas Van Steenbergen went 2nd overall in a tight Pro Men’s race.

Rotorua Downhill

- Caitlin Flavell - 3rd in Women’s 

The Rotorua Downhill course on Thursday was, in a word, slick. That being said, Caitlin Flavell knew how to handle the conditions and finished 3rd overall in Pro Women’s. Congrats Caitlin, that track looked challenging!

Speed & Style

- Caroline Buchanan - 1st in Women’s 

- Bas Van Steenbergen - 3rd in Men’s 

The final event to ultimately decide the 2022 King and Queen of Crankworx, Speed & Style took place on Friday. Caroline came into the event tied for the throne but came out on top with a 1st place finish in the Pro Women’s category! What a way to end the season, huge congrats to Caroline. Bas Van Steenbergen put down a heater of a run in Pro Men’s and placed 3rd overall cementing his crown and retaining his throne as King of Crankworx two years running. No easy feat, congratulations Bas!

Maxxis Slopestyle

- Max Fredriksson - 3rd in Men’s 

Again, weather plagued the practice and scheduling of the final Crankworx Slopestyle event of 2022. Finally, the event took place on Saturday and none were disappointed! Max Fredriksson nailed his run on his first try scoring an 86.5 earning him 3rd place overall and his second Crankworx slopestyle podium in a row! Nice work, Max! 

Congratulations to all of our riders who attended and completed at Crankworx Rotorua!

Bas Van Steenbergen’s Shoe of choice

Shop Men's Hellion Clip

Caroline Buchanan's shoe of choice

shop Women's vice