The Sea Otter Classic rolled into its 28th year at Laguna Seca raceway this past weekend under sunny skies, drawing in exhibitors, racers, and fans alike to the unofficial North American Season opener.
Jill Kintner competed in both the slalom and Downhill events against a stacked field of international talent to claim victories in both events once again. This marks Jill’s 9th consecutive win in Dual slalom , and 7th in DH, giving her the most successful run of any athlete ever at this event…….
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.)