In the last practice session of the weekend Sik Mic came into the rock garden, paused to hype up the crowd and then kept on his merry (& fast) way! Here he keeps low over the woops!

Cairns Day 5: Finals

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 [...]

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Cairns – Day 5: Finals Quick Results

A quick update from Cairns with more to come! Done and dusted, your 2017 World Championships have been decided in the jungle of far North Queensland. The day started off early with the junior classes as always, with Melanie Chappaz from France the fastest female. In the junior men Matt Walker from Great Britain goes [...]

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Cairns – Day 4: Practice

Day 4 here in Cairns and today was a day of practice, the last full day before race day tomorrow. The track has started to blow out and the dry conditions mean there are holes hiding everywhere – you only have to look at Rachel Atherton to see this, yesterday she got caught up coming [...]

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Along with the women at the same time...

Cairns – Day 3: Seeding & Timed Practice

Today the action wound up a notch with seeding runs for the juniors and timed practice for the elite riders, our first chance to get some idea of everyone’s speed… Of course some riders crashed, some took it easy, etc, etc. but overall it was a good indication. In the junior women it was Shania [...]

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The track is dry and dusty, a typical Aussie layer of dust covers the majority of the track, no issue for some!

Cairns – Day 1: Track Walk & Pit Bits

The World Championships return to Cairns after last being held here in 1996, today we walked the track before heading to the pits and this is what we saw: Join us again after the first day of practice. Thanks to @matt_rousu_photography for supplying some of his images, be sure to check out his Instagram and [...]

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World Championships – Andorra

The 26th World Championships were everything the ‘race of the year’ was billed up to be. Held in the Principality of Andorra, which is located in the Pyrenees, home of 85,000 people it was fair to say this was one event which had a lot of people talking about the place. The lead up to [...]

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Pick of the Pics: World Championships – Hafjell

So instead of all these photos from the World Championships’ in Hafjell gathering dust on hard drives somewhere we thought we would do a bulk upload for this Pick of the Pics, many are caption your own but regardless enjoy! Photos: Jason Stevens Photography and stock images. Facebook:A��or follow @jasonstevensphotography on Instagram Tune in with [...]

Ben Dengate was  afew positions ahead of his team mate finishing in 19th, his Bilt bike was certainly the only one here in Norway!

World Championships, Hafjell a�� Race Day

The 2014 world championships in Hafjell, Norway will go down into the history books for so many reasons. It was a day of unexpected events, crazy performances and some great riding. As usual it started off in the morning with practice, one thing to note from practice was the higher number of flat tyres we [...]

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25th for Jack Moir, seen here practicing with fellow Aussie Graeme Mudd.

World Championships, Hafjell – Timed Practice

Today was a short day, practice was very minimal across all classes and seniors got a timed practiced run to give them some gauge of their speed on the track. Alternatively not all riders chose to do their timed run at full pace or even near their race speed which always means you have to [...]

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The crowds really like Sam Hill everywhere he goes! Looking fast and on point in the rock garden today.

World Championships, Hafjell a�� Junior Seeding

Today here in Hafjell we had junior seeding early in the morning before practice for men and women afterwards. It was a day of contrast with Mother Nature showing two distinctly different sides, the early morning junior time slot saw much of the mountain covered in fog before the day evolved into blue sky and [...]

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