SRAM Canadian Open Enduro Presented By Specialized To Offer the Highest Prize Money In The Sport Of Enduro Racing
WHISTLER, BC – April 15, 2013 – Crankworx Whistler is proud to announce the addition of Specialized as a sponsor of the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized. The Enduro World Series stop on August 11, 2013 now boasts the biggest cash prize purse of any Enduro event in the world with a total of $24,000 to be dispersed between the pro men and women categories.
With $10,000 going to the fastest man and $5,000 to the fastest woman on the day, the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized intends to attract the world’s best Enduro riders to the 10th anniversary of Crankworx Whistler this August.
“Crankworx remains dedicated to raising the bar for the world’s best mountain bike athletes,” says Crankworx General Manager Darren Kinnaird. “The commitment of brands like SRAM and Specialized helps us offer the best events possible to competitors and allows us to offer a prize purse like this.”
Combining endurance with technical bike-handling skills, Enduro has proven to be one of the fastest growing sports in mountain biking with its appeal reaching cross-country and downhill riders alike.
This full-day stage race will take place on August 11, 2013. The first phase of registration for the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized sold out overnight. Phase two of registration will be open at 9am PST, June 1, 2013 and will offer limited registration availability for those not on professional teams or who missed their chance at registration in February.
August 9-18, 2013, the world’s best downhill, slopestyle and enduro riders migrate to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park for the 10th annual Crankworx. Crankworx Les 2 Alpes will take place July 6 – 14, 2013 and is the only Crankworx event to take place outside of North America. High-summer’s convergence of all things freeride, Crankworx is a 10 day festival of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding. A time-tested stage for gravity-fed mountain biking, Crankworx has forged the future of freeride, launched careers and raised up a spectacle out of dirt, sweat and cheers. Feel the impact. Embrace the amplitude. Experience the awe that is Crankworx Whistler 2013.