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HUTCHINSON UR TEAM – WC#2 AUSTRALIA

Eighteen years after having hosted the World Champs the first time, Cairns was home to the second round of the 2014 World Cup. With both Mick and Tracey Hannah being Cairns locals, this race was really important for the team as this is their home track, literally.
Track conditions were made unbearable due to the torrential rain that struck the course Thursday and Friday, making the greasy mud and roots even slipperier than they are in the dry.
With some great results in South Africa and the team was very keen to do well in front of the Hannah’s home crowd, here’s how it went down. Pictures after the jump …View More

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HUTCHINSON UR – PIETERMARITZBURG WC 1

Mick and Tracey Hannah have had a incredibly successful off season with strong performances at Australian National Events as well as a host of sneaky Urban Races. It only got better with a podium for ‘Sik Mik’ here in Pietermaritzburg whilst Tracey put in a solid top ten performance. The rest of the team were right along side them with some equally impressive results. Everyone is now looking forward to the home town race of the two Australians, a tracks where they are sure to do well.

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SOUTH AMERICA URBAN DH WITH HUTCHINSON UR

Here is the team video recap of the 2 first rounds of the Urban racing series. Mick and Fabien raced the Santos together and were then joined by Guillaume and Tracey for Valparaiso. Even though Tracey was not allowed to race (there is no female category in Chile), all boys had great runs and came out really amped from the huge crowds and scary tracks.

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MICK HANNAH GOES URBAN

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Here at Hutchinson UR team we believe that Urban Downhill is one on the best ways to get attention from public for MTB and show the world that it belongs with the best sports.
This year, with the first ever world series, it’s a unique opportunity to take the Urban race to the next level. For that we need heroes and we need the best downhill riders in the world to make the race as exciting as possible. That’s why Mick is going to race the full series and that’s why all team riders will also try to make as many races as possible during the season. …View More

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2014 CAIRNS WORLD CUP PREVIEW

CANE TOAD, CASSOWARY,CROCODILE.

RIDECairns takes you on a high speed run with World-Cup DH legend and Cairns local Mick Hannah down the newly re-built DH course for the upcoming 2014 Cairns UCI World-Cup in April. The course is truly unique where it also hosted the first world-cup round in the southern hemisphere back in 1994, then culminating with the infamous 1996 World-Championship Trials.

Set deep in the rainforst clad mountains, only 10 minutes drive form the Cairns International Rainforest. At the start line you are greeted with stunning views out towards the great barrier reef.

Be sure to follow RIDECairns for further action from this truly iconic rainforest MTB destination. www.ridecairns.com

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MICK HANNAH’S WORLD CUP – LEOGANG

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THE FINALE – LEOGANG WC DH FINALS

Stevie took the fastest time in Qualification, Do you think that adds more or less stress to him or Gee. These guy's have minds of steel. It probably makes both of the hungrier.

The final race of the series and the overall was down to nothing more than a coin toss. With barely any points in the overall both Gee Atherton and Steve Smith would have to put down solid runs in both qualifying and finals, bar injury, to take out the series overall. Whilst Atherton had a solid season opener with wins in the first two round, Smith showed equal consistency in the later stages of the season with wins in Mont St Anne and Hafjell and was clearly everyone’s pick for the win.
As practice got underway, the feedback was much the same as in previous years, bike park-ie with a few new added features. Unfortunately this was enough to see some of the big wigs go down with Danny Hart having a particularly bad over the bars ending in one broke and one cracked wrist.
Sunday dawned and the juniors were up first. Despite carrying the overall leaders jersey in the opening couple of rounds, Dean Lucas’s last few rounds have not been as kind with results, meaning it was a podium or nothing for the young star if he wanted to push up through the rankings. Finishing up in 12th it was not to be on the day but Lucas still managed to bring home 4th in the overall. With another year up his sleeve, this kid is destined to go even higher. …View More

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