Well by now you no doubt no the results and ins and outs of a lot of what happened at an epic World Champs race in Cairns so let us take you on a bit of a journey on how we saw things, buckle up and enjoy!
After the morning practice and junior finals we moved onto the last practice session of the weekend, the senior mens.
With the final practice session complete it was time for the senior women to race, 99% of the crowd wanted to see Tracey Hannah take the win, in her home town she was always going to have an army of supporters. In a cruel twist to the story Tracey crashed on an absolute heater and still managed to podium (initially 2nd but after a closer inspection of the timing by the UCI she officially finished 3rd).Miranda Miller took the stripes and Myriam Nicole finished her stellar season with a second place.
With the sun out, the crowd loud and the anticipation high the first senior mens rider hit the course, it was none other than Sam hill and he promptly went into the hot seat (where he would stay for a large part of the day, finishing 6th by the end of it all). After that it was Mic Hannah who would be the next Aussie rider in the hot seat (and the crowd was hopeful the last rider to go into it at all!). The riders still at the top of the hill said they could hear the crowd screaming the whole way down for his run!
As it got to the last few riders the situation got tense. The mood changed when Loic Bruni came across the line and bumped Mic Hannah into 2nd by around 0.3 of a second, everyone loves Loic but the crowd wanted an Aussie to win! This left Jack Moir and Troy Brosnan up on the hill (plus a few international riders), Jack came down and would finish 4th. The last rider left on the hill, Troy Brosnan, he gave it everything but it wasn’t enough to deny Loic his second world champs (and second win in Cairns after claiming his first ever world cup victory here last season), TB into 5th!
Just like that the most anticipated race of 2017 came to a close, it was one amazing ride – bring on 2018!
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