ENDURO WORLD SERIES #2 DERBY, TASMANIA - MARCH 30-31, 2019
In her debut into World Enduro, Jill Kintner took the field by storm this past weekend in Tasmania, placing 2nd amongst the World’s best. Enduro is a true test of skill and fitness, riding for nearly 6 hours and competing in 6 race stages or downhill-ish type runs for the cumulated timed results. 6000feet of elevation gain and about 28 miles of riding, Derby delivered a beautiful mix of granite rock gardens and flowy rainforest single track. Anything can happen over the stretch of the day, so consistency at the end was quite an achievement for Jill who can now add a World Enduro podium to her long list of accolades….
Jill Kintner and Sam Blenkinsop won the coveted “King and Queen of Crankworx” titles this past week at the final stop of the World Tour in Whistler BC. This award goes to the rider who collects the most points from the 4 stops world wide.
Jill won this title for the 3rd year in a row, but 5 times total, while Sam was finally able to clinch it after coming second a few times.
She had this to say, “Crankworx is my main goal, as it’s such a good series to showcase your skill, get sponsors in the lime-light, and be rewarded for the effort! ”
Over the past couple of weeks, Crankworx hosted the European segments of the 4-stop Crankworx World Tour with stop #2 in the city of Innsbruck, Austria, and #3 in Les Gets France. Jill Kintner competed in several events including; Downhill, slalom, and pumptrack and extended her lead and finishing no worse than silver in all 5 events she entered. With just one more stop to go this August in Whistler, Jill is in prime position to try to reclaim the overall title of Queen of Crankworx once again….
( See the current King and Queen overall points standings here.)
Monterey, CA - APRIL 19-22, 2018 The Sea Otter Classic rolled into its 27th year at Laguna Seca raceway drawing exhibitors, racers, and fans alike to the unofficial North American Season opener.
“ It was interesting to see a more natural build to the slalom course this year with off-camber grass turns, ruts, and fewer man made sections. The racing was difficult because of the traction and rewarded control. Slalom is my favorite event, and I try to be better and better each year, regardless of what I have done in the past. It feels great to win a big event in front of so many people, so thanks to my sponsors who make it possible:).”
This marks Jill’s 8th consecutive win in Dual slalom , and 6th in DH, giving her the most successful run of any athlete at this event…