There are plenty of contenders ready to take out the World Championships in Cairns this weekend, but there is one rider that is perhaps a little less in the limelight for it. Sure, we've got Myriam Nicole, whose rolling into Cairns on the high of her best season to date (and her first full, injury free year as a pro), with the overall in the World Cup hers for 2017. Then there's hometown hero Tracey Hannah, who, like Nicole, has had a really strong season and has no doubt had the World Championships in her own backyard as a priority for at least a couple of years. Let's not forget Rachel Atherton either, who, despite a shoulder injury has still been up there in the results and is surely looking to defend her World Champion status.
So where does this put Tahnée Seagrave? The FMD rider has won three World Cup races in 2017, including the last two of the year. The Mont-Sainte-Anne race went down on a course where conditions were the toughest on the circuit, so we know she can take the hits, and following that up on the brutal track in Val di Sole only proves that Tahnée has the fitness and the skills to take wins on hot, dry, blown out courses, which the Cairns World Champs track could well end up being. Will she continue her strong roll into the weekend in Cairns? Time will tell.