Results: Seeding/Timed Session - Cairns DH World Champs 2017

Sep 7, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Mick Hannah grew up just down the road and will be racing this weekend in front of his family and friends. Having finished third here last year the rainbow stripes are very much a possibility for both Mick and his sister Tracey this weekend.


Elite Men (Timed Session)

1 // Mick Hannah – 3:30.620
2 // Loïc Bruni – 3:31.730
3 // Jack Moir – 3:32.870
4 // Aaron Gwin – 3:33.120
5 // Rudy Cabirou – 3:34.810



Elite Women (Timed Session)

1 // Tahnée Seagrave – 4:03.420
2 // Myriam Nicole – 4:06.160
3 // Tracey Hannah – 4:10.090
4 // Emilie Siegenthaler – 4:14.550
5 // Eleonora Farina – 4:18.620



Junior Men (Seeding)

1 // Finn Iles – 3:38.000
2 // Joshua Clark – 3:40.360
3 // Joe Breeden – 3:43.980
4 // Harry Parsons – 3:45.170
5 // Matt Walker – 3:46.650




Junior Women (Seeding)

1 // Shania Rawson – 4:32.450
2 // Paula Zibasa – 4:38.490
3 // Flora Lesoin – 4:40.850
4 // Ellie Smith – 4:42.700
5 // Melanie Chappaz – 4:44.340



Don't forget to check out what the riders are dealing with in track walk.

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145 Comments

  • + 186
 Meh, Hill already won regardless of time
  • + 76
 4th at first split ,then 5th at second split which is just before the flat sprint at the bottom. I'm guessing he didn't try on that. Game on
  • - 43
flag scott-townes (Sep 7, 2017 at 20:21) (Below Threshold)
 Agreed... also whoever wrote this article is kinda numb. There is no seeding in World Champs.
  • - 13
flag makripper (Sep 7, 2017 at 20:21) (Below Threshold)
 10th in practice with the top guys showing their cards already. way to go Sam
  • - 88
flag ibishreddin (Sep 7, 2017 at 20:26) (Below Threshold)
 That's the most stupid, pussy bitch thing i've ever heard. There is one winner, and all the rest lost. Hill would agree.
  • - 16
flag makripper (Sep 7, 2017 at 20:32) (Below Threshold)
 oops, 12
  • + 102
 @ibishreddin: that is the most Arkansas comment ive ever read on here.
  • - 16
flag kaeton-sf (Sep 7, 2017 at 21:17) (Below Threshold)
 @ibishreddin: props
  • + 11
 @scott-townes: there is for the juniors.
  • - 9
flag browner (Sep 7, 2017 at 21:30) (Below Threshold)
 @POWsLAYER: sounds a bit trumpey
  • + 7
 @scott-townes: yeah nupid mistake
  • + 12
 Gwin forgot that this is timed training where he has to stop for coffee?
  • + 2
 Sam Please! Stap on this parachutes and you way win!!... No Joke.
www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/Are-We-About-To-See-The-Longest-Hotseat-Streak-Ever,9855
  • - 2
 @imho4ep: Do you know what numb means? Apparently its a typo and not a real word to you.
  • + 2
 @chyu: *Or* word got out and everyone else poached his coffee stop. Sucks when you pull up to your secret coffee station and the pot is empty.
  • + 1
 Hill won!!! He's world champion! (In our hearts)
  • + 92
 I'm pulling for mick to he truely deserves it Sic mic all the way
  • + 183
 3 years ago at Crankworx in Whistler I ran into an old industry pal. Yacking about BS and Mick rolls up on his proto Polygon. Start yacking with him about bikes and someone suggests a restaurant for beers and food. 4 hours later I've got a full belly and a new comrade in the world cup circuit. Mick is a top notch human and I hope he does well. The following year I was wasted drunk and he remembered me like I was an old high school pal. Root for him folks, he deserves it.
  • + 16
 Mick and tracey for the champs
  • - 7
flag CaliCol (Sep 8, 2017 at 17:32) (Below Threshold)
 What is with the "deserves" rationale amongst pink bike users? Why does he deserve it more than anyone else? The person who deserves it is the one who wins. I guess in Canada they have the everyone gets a trophy mentality also.
  • + 1
 Yeah be nice to see, but he always kills it in reactive then bombs come race time, no trophies for winning practice!
  • + 57
 I wonder if Mick was yelling "I'm Pickle Mick!!!" after that
  • + 8
 Spat my cornflakes out laughing at this, cheers
  • + 1
 Just a mouth full of stir fry onto my desk. Was worth the laugh.
  • + 30
 7 seconds back on a enduro bike.... id say hill is doing alright
  • + 19
 Sam for a medal I'd say. He will be one of, if not THE strongest on the bottom section! I'd love home to win just to show up everyone who thinks ews is a way lower level.
  • + 1
 @humoroususername: no way the strongest is guittierrez... no one can go faster than him on that pedalling section
  • + 25
 Looks like it's going to be a wicked race! We have Sam with some wicked 1st and 2nd splits. Surely the big dog has some leg power hidden away for that final sprint. Mick looking comfortable up there, Blenki riding awesome too. So many talented racers fighting for the top spot! Bring it on can't wait!
  • + 23
 Mick showing his hand....
  • + 14
 And Gwin, usually not showing it, is very close. 2 option: 1_for once Gwin was full gas. 2_ he didn't even tried and oh my God he's not human.
  • + 2
 ...not touching his brakes.
  • + 3
 @PauRexs: Well, this IS Cairns, so touching your brakes while pedaling uphill is usually a bad idea.
  • + 2
 All the other riders better hope Gwin showed his hand because 3 seconds off is nothing if this was just his stroll in the park day.
  • + 1
 @cheeverbrent: Plus he always has -5 seconds stashed in the back pocket - even in the rain. If he has no mechanical issues, better watch out.
  • + 21
 Bruce Klein, Riding hard, Third place in Whistler, and now a great run at the worlds!
  • + 2
 Go Bruce!
  • + 17
 I pretty much want everyone to win but my heart says Hill or Mik.
  • + 16
 Brosnan down super low! Guess it just means timed training means nothing!
  • + 9
 Brosnan binned it up top, cruized down from there he said in theMtba post run interview on insta.
  • + 13
 Great job Eastern States Cup NA DH Team racers Mazie in Women Juniors and Aidan in Men Juniors both landed in the top 20 in Seeding.
  • + 10
 Dear sweet baby jesus, allah , budda ,god ,shaun palmer , flying spaghetti monster , zeus , tom cruise and any other religion i forgot please let mik or sam win come this sunday .... churs from straya
  • + 1
 Making a sacrifice to the Easter bunny as we speak.
  • + 1
 @wally333 tom cruise en his scientology isn't a religion. Its a trap for c*nts, ruled by unhealthy people
  • + 2
 @RedBurn: its called taking the piss .... google it
  • + 12
 Hope Gwin can continue his winning streak tup
  • + 1
 He has to prove the curse wrong
  • + 10
 Scribd. Enough of this horseshit!
  • + 6
 Did anybody notice the young guys top 10? Freaking guy from Japan! Hope this guys works hard and get's into the word cup circuit. What the hell get the dude on a Fuij downhill bike and let's race in Japan. That would be sick.
  • + 1
 Awesome!
  • + 8
 Mick looked hell pinned at the whoops today better then everyone i saw.i hope he comes away with a win
  • + 9
 Is Mick on the prototype Polygon in that pic?
  • + 2
 yeh
  • + 4
 PinkBike... these posts/articles would be an excellent place to point out the difference between seeding and timed training. To a casual viewer, it is easy to miss that elite men are only doing practice runs. Some riders choose to not go all out. The results list can't be understood without realizing that.
  • + 8
 Sic Mic! Get it
  • + 7
 There is some serious Poker going on here!
  • + 4
 How great would it be to see 1 more miracle run from Sam Hill? 5th at split 2 on and enduro bike? Nobody is safe!!
  • + 1
 Tahnee looks on point, but I'd love to see Pompon do the double, go for it! Hill just cruising like Gwin, could be epic between those too if Gwins luck is not a repeat of Peatys WChamps history as it's looking like it, who knows maybe this is it! Rooting for Sam though never enough Enduro and Flats, yeahaaaa boi
  • + 4
 What happened to Rachel? Does she get to race in the final? Also, good to see Gee made the top 10.
  • + 3
 No seeding/qualification, it's World Champs, not a World Cup.
  • + 19
 Rachel crashed up top and reinjured her shoulder. Questionable whether she will race Sunday
  • + 13
 @davetrumpore: damn, just not her year.

go tahneeeeeeeeee
  • + 1
 broken collarbone..
  • + 1
 Well I guess that answers the question about whether PolygonUR will be riding their new custom-painted AL frames, or the new prototypes.... I hope they give those custom AL bikes to the mechanics who wasted time building them up.
  • + 3
 It's a tie. I want Sam Hill to win to revenge his last downhill season, but I also really want Mik to take it. He has been close so many times. Guy deserves it.
  • + 1
 Need to look at the times between the last split and the finish. Its clear that some tried on the pedal and many didnt. Sick Mick was 3.5 seconds up at split 2 to loic but only 1.1 by the finish. I guess he didnt bust a gut on the pedals today but was still fastest.

In the ladies most of Tannee's lead was in the pedal so was Pompom cruising that bit?
  • + 2
 Was just there to witness this go down, I don't think much can be made of the practise times, everyone looked like they were taking it easy...
  • + 4
 Polygon best bike in Indonesia.
  • - 2
 "in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." worst customer service i've ever encountered - i'm not even going to attempt selling my frame, because i don't want some poor schmuck to waste their money...
  • + 2
 Patrol dan Adrenalin juga asik. coba lihat seedingrunnya diurutan 60an... Popo Afos dan Mukhib ^.^
  • + 5
 YO HILL WHAZ UP
  • + 5
 rach dnf?
  • - 10
flag cheeverbrent (Sep 7, 2017 at 20:19) (Below Threshold)
 It got too boring so she quit half way down.
  • + 4
 broken collarbone
  • + 3
 Sick Mic! One of my favorites of all time. Mad respect for a truly great dude!
  • + 2
 The Hannas got some serious advantage on the 1st part of the course. each 2+ secs up on the rest. must be some secret short cut they know about.
  • + 3
 Yo, Bruni went light speed after split two. If he can pull in at the top he'll have a good chance.
  • + 4
 Gee ftw.
  • + 3
 Check this youtu.be/5eeYUKiLAyk Raw video of the session
  • + 1
 Thanks for the footage.
  • + 2
 Damn apparently Rachel's hurt her shoulder again shame, owell its tahnees turn
  • + 3
 I hope Paula Zibasa will soon be a real threat in the pro ladies field
  • + 2
 @khsfactoryracing Awww Shit!!!!!!!!!! Your doggy is barking down the top dogs
  • + 2
 I can't wait to watch the race...............oh wait.................I live in Canada Feckkkkkkkkk!!!!
  • + 4
 I live in Canada and it looks like the race will be on Redbull TV:

www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1RA8HCC8N2111/uci-mtb-world-championship
  • + 2
 @charmingbob: ohhhh yeahh looks like we'll get it after all!
  • + 2
 The new polygon seems fast despite the banana rear The DH design imho is best than the trail one
  • + 3
 great to see gee and sam hill up there!
what happened to rachel?
  • + 1
 broken collarbone
  • + 2
 sam hill will start first? it would be a long long hotseat sitting
  • + 2
 @attdt: it's going to be uge. A tremendous long hotseat. Could even be the longest hotseat in the history of the entire UCI.

*trump mode off


but yes i'm looking foreward to this.
  • + 1
 @squarewheel: so bad we can't watch it from the beginning!
  • + 2
 Sam Hill already win!! YEAAAHHH BOYY!!! Amazing!
  • + 1
 Bruce Klein must have pedalled like there is no tomorrow on the last part. Made up nearly two seconds on mick
  • + 2
 instagram.com/p/BYwxbXvltp8 i will just leave this here...
  • + 1
 That link results in a blank page. What was it supposed to be?
  • + 2
 sick mick 1st , hill 2nd , gwin 3rd .
  • + 2
 Fuck yeah Sam! Go get em'! Can't wait to see him tomorrow!!!
  • + 2
 ' yeaaaa ' mmmoooeeewwwwir !
  • + 1
 Anybody know if Sam Hill's run will be streamed? Heard he will be first (#75) on the start ramp.
  • + 1
 Didn't something similar happen with Gwin at a World Cup? Where he was outside the televised window and had to replay his run later on?

I have a feeling with Men's WC they show all the runs.
  • + 5
 Last year the stream for champs was nearly 5 hours long and they showed every single run.
  • + 2
 Best of luck @skingshill Kick that Giant in high gear and haul ass
  • + 1
 Considering Sam's first out of the gate i reckon he's gonna be in the hot seat for quite a while!
  • + 3
 SIK mik Ftw
  • + 3
 Go Shania!!
  • + 23
 That don't impress me much...
  • + 7
 @darkmuncan: so you got the brain but have you got the touch...
  • - 21
flag jclnv (Sep 7, 2017 at 21:05) (Below Threshold)
 @aks2017:

I've known a few guys who thought they were pretty smart
But you've got being right down to an art
You think you're a genius-you drive me up the wall
You're a regular original, a know-it-all
Oh-oo-oh, you think you're special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you're something else
Okay, so you're a rocket scientist
That don't impress me much
So you got the brain but have you got the touch
Don't get me wrong, yeah I think you're alright
But that won't keep me warm in the middle of the night
That don't impress me much
I never knew a guy who carried a mirror in his pocket
And a comb up his sleeve-just in case
And all that extra hold gel in your hair oughta lock it
'Cause Heaven forbid it should fall outta place
Oh-oo-oh, so you think you're something special
Oh-oo-oh, you…
  • + 4
 Any man of miiiine He gotta choose good lines Gotta show me a butt clenching corner smashing dust tossing kind of time
  • + 12
 @jclnv: Rookie move. That's not how the game is played!
  • + 1
 Given the time she posted, I'd say she might!
  • + 0
 Everyone holds back on Worlds til the main thing. Everyone except Sik Mik that is.
  • + 2
 Go Emilie Go
  • + 1
 Hill one second off 2nd at the last split before the pedal.....
  • + 1
 Brava Eleonora Great season for italian rider
  • + 1
 Where is Claudios Course preview?
  • + 2
 There isn't one
  • + 1
 Seeding or timed training?
  • - 5
flag mac1999 (Sep 7, 2017 at 20:07) (Below Threshold)
 seeding, there is no timed training at worlds.
  • + 13
 Seeding for the Juniors, Timed training for the Elites
  • + 0
 @mac1999: thats what I thought.
  • - 2
 @mac1999: The elites race in order of last years race. So Danny will be last to go.
  • + 3
 @mac1999 @lebikeman: This. Thanks. All updated now so that it makes sense.
  • + 8
 @lebikeman: they race in UCI ranking order. Troy is last down... Danny has the #1 plate as defending champ but will start a few spots back.
  • + 1
 @lebikeman: of course my bad I don't know what I was thinking
  • + 1
 @davetrumpore: What about the DNF (Cougoureux, Atherton) ? Can they race ?
  • + 1
 @Whipperman: Yes they can, although there is some doubt if Rach will due to reinjuring her shoulder.
  • + 2
 Super Loïc !
  • + 4
 The Pope of Downhill for champion!
  • + 1
 Does Loic spell his name with an umlaut over the "i"?
  • + 1
 There's something wrong Gee 9-th and Neko 13-th after broken wrist Smile
  • + 1
 Timed training... don't read too much into it.
  • + 1
 Thats my neighbor
  • + 1
 yes 3 seconds up gogogo
  • + 1
 Ed Gein's Car
  • - 1
 Go Gwin! USA!
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