Video: Helmet Camera Footage of Cairns 2014 World Cup Downhill Track, With Tracey Hannah

Words by Flow | Images by Tracey Hannah, Mick Ross, Tim Bardsley-Smith, Damian Breach

Join Tracey Hannah for an early preview of the freshly constructed Cairns World Cup downhill course, in preparation for the second UCI World Cup Round in April 2014.

World Trail lifted the barriers off the course for a day of track testing and previewing, Tracey Hannah takes a roll down the track with her Sony Action Cam. With a wet season bringing extraordinary amounts or rain between now and the big race in April, World Trail have built a course designed to withstand the rain, and be ready for a few tweaks here and there before the big guns arrive from all over the world.

Check out the mental rock garden, and see if you can spot all the gap line options along the way. It’s going to be a wild race!

And below are some images from our track walk in October.

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Throw in a whoop section, just when speeds will be pushing 50-60km/hr. Hang on tight.

Throw in a whoop section, just when speeds will be pushing 50-60km/hr. Hang on tight.

The drop in elevation here is crazy. With huge moguls and mounds of hard packed soil to either use as a jump, landing or faceplant into.

The drop in elevation here is crazy. With huge moguls and mounds of hard packed soil to either use as a jump, landing or faceplant into.

Photos don't quite do it justice. The rock garden is seriously full on.

Photos don’t quite do it justice. The rock garden is seriously full on.

Left, right, jump, or wipeout?

Left, right, jump, or wipeout?

Do the rocks fall from trees around here? So much rock, it's mental.

Do the rocks fall from trees around here? So much rock, it’s mental.

The day the barriers are lifted, the public will be free to test out this incredible course, any day of the week. TTNQ_Smithfeild_80 TTNQ_Smithfeild_121
Tree roots are a major feature all through Smithfield, not such a challenge in the dry weather, but with a little rain they turn the track surface into chaos.

Tree roots are a major feature all through Smithfield, not such a challenge in the dry weather, but with a little rain they turn the track surface into chaos.

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