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Woaahh Fektors Top 10 really hits the spot this time with some of the gnarliest crashes, near misses and exemplary line choice from some of the worlds best in Cairns ! www.fektorclothing.com

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There is a big bit of fluff that comes along with this special press release from MTBA but we all know the importance of what the Cairns World Cup is. So without further waffle here are the Australian Riders Entered in UCI World Cup Round 2 in Cairns as at 17th April 2014.

Cross Country Olympic (XCO)

Elite Men – XCO
Andrew Blair (NSW) – Swell Specialized AUS
Travis Frisby (SA)
Brendan Johnston (ACT) – Trek Racing Australia
Shaun Lewis (SA) – Focus Aus
Dan McConnell (ACT) – Trek Factory Racing Team
Mark Tupalski (ACT) – TorQ
Paul Van Der Ploeg (VIC) – Giant Australia …View More

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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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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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How the mighty fall. Rachel Atherton has been virtually untouchable this season but two crash run ruined her chances of seeing the podium, finishing down in twelfth. Emmeline Ragot stepped up to the top spot but lamented, that she would have preferred to have come out on top against Atherton with them both having a clean run. In second was the ever consistent Manon Carpenter with Floriane Pugin slotting into third.
In the Juniors Aussie Dean Lucas lost the overall jersey by a slim eight points to race winner Lois Vergier, despite his second place. With points so close it will all come down to the final two rounds in Hafjell and Leogang. …View More

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Nino dominates again. Seriously this guy is an animal.

A strong start and some rapid climbing saw the usual suspects of Schurter, Fluckiger and regular top tenner Giger making their way through the first split in the top three. It was not to last for Schurter as a front flat soon after had him diving through the positions.
By the end of lap one a group of ten riders had broken away including Fluckiger, Giger and previous round performers Mantecon and Fontana with a second group behind in the chase. Certain similarities were beginning to appear with the first round, Schurter down the order and Julien Absalon with a shaky start, not yet out, but franticly fighting his way through the field.

By mid race Cink had control but it looked to be fast running out with Schurter having recovered from the wheel change, twenty eight seconds on the charge behind with Giger and a handful of others. Steady winds made riding outside of a group difficult but with flat tires common place, it was quite regular to see a rider out on their own and falling behind. …View one killer gallery

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