Thank Flow It’s Friday

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.

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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.

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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.

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This POV GoPro footage from Mudd shows how steep and hectic the Val di Sole course was.

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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?

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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.

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Baxter has done a lot of filming on his trip, and he’s about to drop a full edit. Here’s a teaser.

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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.

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These juniors can ride! A quick lesson in cornering from Victoria’s Darcy Coutts in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

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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.

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Cross Country Worlds Team

Sebastian Jayne has left chilly Victoria and is soaking up the sunshine in Cairns. Look nice, see you soon!

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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.

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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.

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2017 Oceania Champion and U19 Australian team rider Sam Fox from Tassie is training hard for Worlds

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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…

Jake Newell has been shredding the Whistler gnar before coming home for Worlds. He has a fresh edit for DHaRCO on its way, filmed by Matt Staggs Visuals.

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Jake also teamed up with Canberra’s Timmy Eaton for a run down the Canadian Open DH course, captured for Flow by G imagery.

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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.

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Caroline

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!

Thank Flow It’s Friday: Crankworx Whistler Aussie Wrap

Enduro World Series #7 – Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized

Perth’s Sam Hill kicked off Whistler’s EWS with a stage one victory over local Jesse Melamed, finishing the round in 2nd and further extending his overall lead in the series with just one round to go.

Josh Carlson crashed in practice so wasn’t 100% for race day. He still managed a 25th place finish.

James ‘Cannonball’ Hall has been privateering the 2017 EWS and getting some impressive results along the way. Matt Staggs Visuals filmed a pre-Whistler race edit and interview with The Ball.

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The full interview is here. Cannonball also did an Instagram Stories takeover for @flow_mtb with live behind the scenes coverage, #EWSwithCannonball, and he’ll be doing it again during #EWSfinale!

1-minute race highlights

Want more EWS? Our Aussie results coverage is here and the full highlights video, here.

Plus, we have 20 bike checks from Aussies racing EWS Whistler, here!


Garbanzo DH

You can find the full highlights video and our wrap up of the Aussies’ results here. Tracey Hannah took the win and Jack Moir placed 3rd in this downhill epic. Garbo is brutal.

Here’s a more leisurely jump run down Whistler; Moir’s US teammate, Nik Nestoroff, follows him on a whip fest down Dirt Merchant and other Whistler trails.

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Speaking of whips…


Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by SPANK

Aussie junior downhiller Nik Barber qualified for the Whip-Off finals.

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Nik also raced the Canadian Open DH. Here’s an edit of his whole Whistler trip.

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Graeme Mudd warming up for Whip-Offs on Crabapple Hits with his team mates from Trek Factory DH. Mudd’s the 3rd rider.

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While not specifically from the Whip-Off Worlds, Pat Butler gets sideways a lot in this little Matt Staggs Visuals edit

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Our feature photo star, Jackson Davis, got wild in Whip-Offs, but we can’t share his edit here (NSFW). Perhaps these race day backies will convince you to follow him and find his other edits.

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Whip-Offs Highlights

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Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox

Caroline Buchanan came to Whistler after an incredible performance at the BMX World Championships. Add some bigger wheels and suspension to the mix and she was a force to be reckoned with!

Caroline was leading the Pump Track World Series but needed to beat Jill Kintner in Whistler to secure the title.

SRAM’s Steps to the Top reveals Caroline’s lead up to Whistler.

You can watch the full Steps to the Top video here.

The final:

Women’s Pump Track highlights:

Caroline was kind enough to invite her BMX teammate and fellow Aussie along to his first Crankworx, in fact, his first mountain bike race ever. Queensland’s Bodi Turner proceeded to win all four of his heats before facing Mitch Ropelato in the final:

Did that get you pumped for more? The full Pump Track highlights video is here.


GIANT Dual Slalom presented by 100%

The Dual Slalom women’s final was a repeat of the pump track, seeing USA’s Jill Kintner up against Caroline Buchanan.


Canadian Open DH presented by iXS

Did you see our RAW Canadian Open DH practice video?

The Canadian Open DH saw another year of Australian domination with Tracey Hannah and Troy Brosnan successfully defending their titles.

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Josh Button finished 14th

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G imagery captured Canberra’s Tim Eaton lead NSW Central Coast’s Jake Newell on a run down the loose and rooty Canadian Open DH race track.

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Watch the full video here.

Not Canadian Open DH, but here’s a video of Timmy Eaton following Gerard Lagana down the revamped D1 trail.

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Red Bull Joyride

There weren’t any Aussies in this year’s Joyride, but kudos to Brandon Semenuk for winning his fifth Joyride Slopestyle crown, an all-time record. His Trek C3 teammate, 18 year old Emil Johansson, took 2nd place. Holy stunts, Batman.

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Semenuk’s full run

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That’s it for this week. Remember to follow @flow_mtb and check out our Stories for behind the scenes action. Enjoy the weekend! TFIF!

Thank Flow It’s Friday

Ladies first, Danielle Beecroft has been familiarising herself with the Whistler trails, ahead of competing at Crankworx next week. Here’s a teaser of an edit she’s been working on.

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Josh Carlson was the 3rd fastest Aussie at the sixth round of the Enduro World Series, in Aspen, USA. Here’s a clip from a high-speed section of the final stage where he placed 7th. Finishing 25th, the father of two is looking fast and we’re keen to see how he goes this weekend in Whistler. We’ll have a bike check of his new Giant Reign up soon.

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Australian Junior World Champs team downhiller Josh Clark put together an edit of on and off the bike action from his year so far including a lot of clips from his European summer.

Also in Europe, one of Dirt Art’s trail builders, Jack O’Hare, knows how to build berms and razz them apart!

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Back home, Mittagong’s Harry Parsons won the RedAss Downhill NSW State round during the Illawarra MTB festival at Greenvalleys Bike Park last weekend, on his birthday! He’s looking fast leading up to the Cairns World Champs.

Matt Staggs is a young shredder from Sydney’s North who is very handy with a camera. He’s living the dream in Whistler right now, but here’s a teaser of an edit he did with James ‘Cannonball’ Hall before he left Sydney. You can watch the full edit along with photo story and interview here. James is racing EWS Whistler this weekend and we’ll have another Matt Staggs Visuals edit up soon!

Jordy Prochyra is also in Canada, placing a respectable 38th at the Mont Sainte Anne World Cup and now in Whistler (with half of Australia). Before MSA, he put together this edit from Cypress Mountain on Vancouver’s North Shore.

Graeme Mudd had a great qualifier at Mont Sainte Anne, making him the 13th last man down the hill. This meant he raced in the midst of the storm and had one of the loosest runs on course, finishing in 40th. He’s riding with the Athertons for Trek Factory Racing; stay tuned for the next Atherton Diaries episode from MSA.

It wasn’t just the downhillers who faced the brutal rocks of Mont Sainte Anne. We love this slow-mo of Nino Schurter and team mates hitting the Béatrice Rockgarden in the XCO World Cup. Of course, Nino won again, his 5th World Cup in a row, and has now wrapped up the series overall with one more round to go. Can he make it a ‘perfect season’?

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An update from last week’s report about Remy Morton’s crash at Loosefest. Nice to hear from the big man himself.

And a flashback Friday to something we’re hanging out to see more of from RemDawg – #fakiefriday

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Thank Flow It’s Friday

Must Watch

News of the week? Sam Hill won his first Enduro World Series round, and is now leading the overall with two round to go! You can see all the Aussie’s results here and the full highlights video here.

Giant Factory Off-Road Team took on EWS#6. Aussie, Josh Carlson placed 7th in the final stage, and 25th overall.

Check out their full video here.

Want more EWS? Don’t forget to check Flow’s Instagram Stories for behind-the-scene’s coverage from round 7 in Whistler, courtesy of James ‘Cannonball’ Hall’s #EWSwithCannonball.

As expected, Brandon Semenuk’s latest video is awesome.

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Check out the full video here.

Chris Akrigg is a magician on a bike. His trials skills and inspirational creativity allow him to blow our minds anytime Mongoose throw him a new bike. Recently back from injury, he’s been getting fit on a gravel bike…

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Check the full video on his YouTube here.

And to make us feel a little better about our inabilities… he is human.

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Some XC inspiration; Jose Hermida shows us that there is time to be made on the descents.

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Local

South Australia’s Troy Brosnan is having a great World Cup season. After his win in Vallnord and a second in Lenzerheide, he had a break at home before Mont-Sainte-Anne this weekend.

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Matt Staggs captured Jon Gatt and Harrison Dobrowolski shredding Green Valleys Bike Park. The Illawarra MTB Festival is happening there this weekend, featuring the Fox Rollercoaster Superflow on Saturday and RedAss Downhill Enduro State Round on Sunday. Plus the DHaRCO Whip Offs!

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Everyone’s favourite berm rooster, David McMillan, posted a flashback to dustier times at Thredbo.

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Aussies Elsewhere

Caroline Buchanan has multiple World Championship titles in MTB and BMX. The 2017 BMX World Championships were last weekend, so she’s on the little wheels here. It’s an incredible race by Caroline with a photo finish of 0.008s!

Bryn Atkinson tears us some berms at Stevens Pass, Washington USA.

Timmy Eaton has left chilly Canberra for a stint in Whistler. He’s got a new GoPro Karma Grip gimbal, so be sure to follow him for regular clips of the MTB mecca.
The start of Schleyer:

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Tim riding the new ‘river jumps’:

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We recently announced the Junior DH World Champs team, so we’ll share some young gun shredding this week. Kids these days are all over the social medias.

Current Junior National Champion, Baxter Maiwald, has been in Europe racing World Cups in preparation for the World Champs in Cairns this September.

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Baxter is pretty handy with a camera too, and had been producing some great little edits of his mates, like this one of Jack O’Hare.

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And another of Jack by Baxter.

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Oceania Champ, Josh Clark hit the Nico Vink line in Châtel Bike Park.

Another Baxter Maiwald edit, of Josh in Morzine. Check out the last jump!

Here’s another Junior Worlds team rider, Harry Parsons, tearing it up in Pila, Italy.

Victorian, Darcy Coutts has been across the Atlantic in Quebec.

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Back home, but still on the Junior DH front, Female Junior DH National Champ, Ellie Smith, is also fast on a trail bike.

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As we mentioned in our Loosefest coverage, Queensland’s Remy Morton had a huge crash on the final hip jump; he’s pretty beaten up and is recovering in hospital. Here are some clips of him warming up at Loosefest and then styling up the big set. For more details and to help support his recovery, head to the Go Fund Me page created by his mates.

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We’re looking forward to seeing Remy back in the air, soon.

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