So Canberra's been and gone... 2014 is apparently much more about Cairns, the scene of great 1996 extremity and general 'radness'. Our only hope is that they have the good sense to preserve the original vintage delight in full, including impossi-tight switchbacks and 'super fun' corkscrew section.
Don't miss the appearance of the 'most controversial rider of the world tour'... That's Shaun Palmer, dropping at 12.22. Steve Peat, who came in 15th here and Cedric Gracia, taking 2nd in juniors, are the only two war heroes still on the scene today.
Please make no attempt to view this material without attaching your longest travel 80mm triple clamps and your shortest reach 150mm stem. Helmet with new-age 'chin piece' also recommended.