Marcelo Gutierrez is crowned king of Crankworx 2014
Gutierrez takes his second-in-a-row win in the Garbanzo DH and finishes first in the Canadian Open DH
Marcelo Gutierrez knows what it takes to be crowned king. Here he is on his way to victory.
Watch his Canadian Open DH winning run below:
Marcelo Gutierrez, Danny Hart and Connor Fearon take a sweep for the SRAM team in the Canadian Open DH.
With a mix of steep rock features, relentless wheel-grabbing root sections and tight technical trees, the infamous Canadian Open DH course is a true downhill race for the world’s elite. Under sunny blue skies, crowds poured in and lined the hillside, anxiously awaiting racers to hit the mountain. Connor Fearon (Kona) would set a commanding tone taking the lead early on. Former downhill World Champion, Danny Hart (Giant Factory Off-Road Race Team), would eventually come down only hundredths of a second ahead of Fearon, seeming to have an unbeatable time on the deteriorating course. Pictured here on course is Walker Shaw. Photo by Sven Martin.
Danny Hart comes through a rough-rooted section looking calm, as he ousts Fearon for the lead by just hundredths of a second. But it wouldn’t be enough to keep Gutierrez from the top spot. Photo by Adrian Marcoux.
Canadian Open Downhill results:
1st – Marcelo Gutierrez (Giant Factory Off-Road Race Team)
2nd – Danny Hart (Giant Factory Off-Road Race Team)
3rd – Connor Fearon (Kona)
1st – Tracey Hannah (Polygon Bikes)
2nd – Casey Brown (NORCO Factory Team)
3rd – Claire Buchar (Kovarik Racing)
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