It's all happening right now. The World Cup was just wrapped up, Caroline Buchanan won yet another world title, Whistler's officially a dust bowl and the world's best mountain bikers are on their way to Cairns World Champs. Catch this week's best Aussie Insta-action and get ready to rip into the weekend.
World Cup DH
Troy Brosnan has had an incredible season, so far. He finished top 6 in six of the seven World Cup rounds, with his only poor result being the opening round in Lourdes where an epic storm washed away any podium hopes for the top qualifiers. We are frothing to see him blast out a blinder in Cairns. Watch Troy’s POV GoPro from his race run in Val di Sole which saw him finish on the podium again, and wrap up the series in 2nd overall.
You can see Troy’s full run on his Facebook page here.
Shark Attack Jack managed another top 10 in the World Cup final, seeing him finish in 7th overall. That’s an awesome result from the NSW Cennie Coast shredder. More GoPro race action here; make sure your sound is on to hear the crowd going nuts.
Graeme Mudd had a rough run in Val di Sole; food poisoning didn’t help his qualifying run. He still managed to finish in 67th which saw him wrap up the series as the 6th fastest Aussie. Mudd’s currently a reserve for the World Champs team, along with Jackson Frew.
This POV GoPro footage from Mudd shows how steep and hectic the Val di Sole course was.
Check out the Val di Sole highlights video, winning runs and wrap up of Aussies’ results for the final and overall, here.
Junior DH World’s Team
Some of the Aussie Junior DH team had a training camp in Cairns earlier this month, building up their home-soil advantage. The track looks wild! Will we see another Aussie junior world champ?
Australian Junior National DH Champ Baxter Maiwald missed the Cairns camp as he’s been chasing the World Cup through Europe. Nonetheless, he’s looking fast! Here’s some shredding from Verbier Bike Park.
Baxter has done a lot of filming on his trip, and he’s about to drop a full edit. Here’s a teaser.
Back home in Newcastle, Josh Clark has his wheelies dialled.
We were just at the You Yangs checking out the new 2018 Specialized bikes. Bryce Heathcote’s arm looks to be healed up as he sails through some Youie flow trail. Keep an eye out for Bryce in the Junior team at Worlds too.
These juniors can ride! A quick lesson in cornering from Victoria’s Darcy Coutts in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Darcy also made it to Canada for the Mont Sainte Anne World Cup where he placed 12th. Here’s some footage from Bromont, a few hours South West of MSA.
Cross Country Worlds Team
Sebastian Jayne has left chilly Victoria and is soaking up the sunshine in Cairns. Look nice, see you soon!
The Junior XC team is full of pinners. A few of them are also pretty savvy with the ol’ Instagram (kids these days). As with the downhillers, they had a training camp to familiarise themselves with the trails in Cairns earlier this month.
Sydney’s Matt Dinham joined the Junior Worlds Team training camp in Cairns, too. He’s lightning fast on any bike from DH to road, so keep an eye on him in the U19 XCO.
2017 Oceania Champion and U19 Australian team rider Sam Fox from Tassie is training hard for Worlds
Kian Lerch-Mackinnon is another skilled U19 XCO racer headed to Cairns
More Whistler Action
Did you catch our TFIF Crankworx special? The fun continues…
Watch the full edit here.
Another Canberrian who’s tearing it up in Whistler is David McMillan. Stay tuned to Flow for an upcoming steeze edit from G Imagery, and in the meantime check out David smashing berms and hucking gaps down the road in Squamish.
Yep, she’s so damn good she gets her own section. After her Whistler Crankworx domination that we featured last week, Caroline Buchanan just won another mountain bike World Championship at the 4X World Titles in Val di Sole! That takes her tally to five MTB World Championships, plus her three BMX World Championships – amazing! Watch her helmet cam from the final and short highlights video.
You can find the full 4X Worlds highlights video is here.
That’s it for this week. Remember to follow @flow_mtb on Instagram and check out our Instagram Stories for behind the scenes action every day during the Cairns World Champs.
Enjoy the weekend! TFIF!