Nanaimo's Steve Smith defended his open downhill mountain biking crown at Crankworx in Whistler on Sunday. Smith finished in a time of two minutes, 47.81 seconds, nine thousandths of a second ahead of Australia's Mike Hannah and 2.29 seconds ahead of Sam Blenkinsop of New Zealand. Smith was the only Canadian in the top 10. Smith also defended his title in the FOX Air downhill, finishing in 4:12.08, 1.77 ahead of Hannah.
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