Head-to-Head Racing at its Hottest

Tomas Slavik and Jill Kintner fire up dual-slalom victories

After a grueling afternoon of intense head-to-head racing, Tomas Slavik and Jill Kintner emerged victorious in the Crankworx Whistler Dual Slalom.

Here are some photo highlights of the afternoon’s action:

Fresh off his Pump Track Challenge win, Mitch Ropelato was looking to consolidate his head-to-head racing credentials. Photo: Bruno Long
Fresh off his Pump Track Challenge win, Mitch Ropelato was looking to consolidate his head-to-head racing credentials. Photo: Bruno Long
The temperatures at this year's Crankworx Whistler have been soaring, causing racers and fans alike to seek pockets of shade. Photo: Bruno Long
The temperatures at this year’s Crankworx Whistler have been soaring, causing racers and fans alike to seek pockets of shade. Photo: Bruno Long
And the heat was on in more ways than one. Riders ready...watch the gate. Photo: Anthony Smith
And the heat was on in more ways than one. Riders ready…watch the gate. Photo: Anthony Smith
Everything was blue except for the fans. Photo: Bruno Long
Everything was blue except for the fans. Photo: Bruno Long
Fabien Cousinie ripped his way into the Round of 8. Photo: Anthony Smith
Fabien Cousinie ripped his way into the Round of 8. Photo: Anthony Smith
When you're outpacing seasoned veterans like Kyle Strait you know it's going to be a good day. Tomas Slavik, mashing his way toward victory. Photo: Anthony Smith
When you’re outpacing seasoned veterans like Kyle Strait you know it’s going to be a good day. Tomas Slavik, mashing his way toward victory. Photo: Anthony Smith
No more white tape! Photo: Bruno Long
No more white tape! Photo: Bruno Long
For heat after heat, Walker Shaw kept his game face on, only to narrowly miss the podium at the hands of Bas van Steenbergen. Photo: Anthony Smith
For heat after heat, Walker Shaw kept his game face on, only to narrowly miss the podium at the hands of Bas van Steenbergen. Photo: Anthony Smith
Ever watched a dual-slalom race on acid...man? Photo: Bruno Long
Ever watched a dual-slalom race on acid…man? Photo: Bruno Long
After a hard day of fighting through the heats, all Walker Shaw and Bas van Steenbergen could muster was this fist-bump before the bronze-medal heat. Photo: Bruno Long
After a hard day of fighting through the heats, all Walker Shaw and Bas van Steenbergen could muster was this fist-bump before the bronze-medal heat. Photo: Bruno Long
Hot on the heels of his epic Air DH victory, Bas van Steenbergen was still on fire for a dual-slalom podium. Photo: Bruno Long
Hot on the heels of his epic Air DH victory, Bas van Steenbergen was still on fire for a dual-slalom podium. Photo: Bruno Long
Jill Kintner and Anneke Beerten battle it out for the top spot on the podium. Photo: Bruno Long
Jill Kintner and Anneke Beerten battle it out for the top spot on the podium. Photo: Bruno Long
The Queen says, "let them eat cake." Photo: Anthony Smith
The Queen says, “let them eat cake.” Photo: Anthony Smith
After a rough afternoon grinding through the heats, Walker Shaw slid out in his final run against Bas van Steenbergen, dashing his hopes of a podium finish. Photo: Bruno Long
After a rough afternoon grinding through the heats, Walker Shaw slid out in his final run against Bas van Steenbergen, dashing his hopes of a podium finish. Photo: Bruno Long
Czech phenom Tomas Slavik gets a bead on the podium's top spot. Photo: Bruno Long
Czech phenom Tomas Slavik gets a bead on the podium’s top spot. Photo: Bruno Long