Troy Brosnan: Escape To Paradise, Part 1 - Video

Jan 11, 2016
by Pinkbike Staff  
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Troy Brosnan was invited up to Cairns for a week by RideCairns & Tropical Tourism North Queensland. Over the course of the week, Troy got to sample the finest attractions, sights and trails on offer in Tropical North Queensland in the lead up to the Cairns UCI World-Cup held in April. AJ Hackett Cairns, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Raging Thunder Ballooning, Passions of Paradise, Hartleys Creek Crocodile Adventures (just to name a few) all welcomed Troy during his stay to experience Cairns in all its sun soaked glory - a real far cry as to what greeted spectators and athletes during the 2014 World Cup.

In between cuddling koalas, feeding salt water crocodiles, jumping off rock pools and exploring underwater coral castles on the Great Barrier Reef; Troy was shown the full array of trails on offer, including the incredible Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park, and of course a 1-on-1 session with the unique and historic Cairns UCI World-Cup DH course. As we move into the 2016 Cairns UCI World-Cup and 2017 UCI World-Championships; we look forward not only to seeing Troy and all other athletes back in our playground, but also to playing host to the thousands of visitors who hit the ground not only for the event, but for a slice of the Tropical North Queensland lifestyle.

This comes as perfect timing where we enter the 100 days-to-go countdown to our World-Cup round. And if you would like to see how Troy would ride the Worlds DH course in the dry... Stay tuned for Part 2, coming Sunday 18th January!

Thanks to Klue for the tunes and the hardwork put in by Woodchip Media. If you want to check out the trails in the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park, and surrounding Cairns - visit RideCairns. Over 700kms worth of trails ready and waiting for you.

Troy Brosnan rides Cairns

Troy Brosnan rides Cairns

Troy Brosnan rides Cairns

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  • 53 1
 How he goes so fast yet remains so light amazes me, looks like he would rarely taco a wheel! Easily one of the best styles and techniques on a bike for me.
  • 6 5
 when your buddy just left the team, you'd better escape to paradise FAASST !
  • 29 0
 If troy can hold on to his bike this year his buddy who just left is going to need his a game to beat him!
  • 16 0
 Australia tourism paying him for sure!! but gess what, you´re doing it right!, because made me want to fly to Australia!
  • 4 0
 looking at the new world champ right there!! 2016
  • 8 0
 Troy just give that hungry croc the dam meat!
  • 41 0
 Hi, I'm looking for a host family in Cairns...
  • 4 0
 That one made me LOL!!!
  • 9 0
 Both kidneys intact?
  • 29 1
 In France,you can ride downhill and feed some cows. In Australia, you can ride downhill and feed some crocodiles.
  • 2 2
 in Bali...
  • 42 0
 In Holland you can't ride downhill, but you can feed pigeons.
  • 17 1
 In Belgium you can hardly ride downhill, but you can drink beer and everything looks like downhill..
  • 21 0
 In the next episode, a croc holds a rainbow jersey above Troy's head, and when Troy jumps for it the croc pulls it up Smile
  • 14 1
 Easily one of if not the most underrated World Cup downhiller. podiums all the time yet we always forget to talk about him!
  • 9 0
 A couple times last year he podiumed despite crashing. He must have been going mindbendingly fast to crash and still get that kind of time.
  • 15 4
 I don't envy him having to drink that Monster energy stuff.
  • 2 6
flag Mattin (Jan 12, 2016 at 4:39) (Below Threshold)
 Most delicious drink ever in my opinion. Wouldn't drink anything else if it would be as healthy as water (hardly drink anything else than water, except for coffee / Monster Energy every now and then)
  • 8 1
 That's just like, your opinion, man
  • 11 0
 Too much croc taunting not enough Troy shredding : )
  • 8 1
 You want the croc to tear Troy to shreds? Sick bastard!
  • 7 0
 He looks lonely, poor buddy. While he is insane fast and rides at 11 out of 10 when racing, was nice to watch him ride relaxed. looked like a fun time
  • 9 0
 Yeah the tourist shots were a bit weird with noone else in them.
  • 10 2
 Uhhh can I have that life....
  • 7 0
 that style on the bike..oooooooh troy you smooth operator!
  • 1 0
 Yep, so much steeze!!! :-o
  • 3 0
 That AJ hackett BJ site! I did that jump on that site back in 2000. Fell for the "pull up" trick though, what a bunch of f'rs! Memory lane. Was there for swimming though, no biking for me. Also, the guns on the scuba instructor @ 0:57 ... :o
  • 6 0
 Troy not in race pyjamas doing normal stuff... weird.
  • 5 0
 That sure as hell beats my desk job.
  • 3 0
 I think that beats all our jobs.
  • 5 3
 It´s a little sad because somethings clearly missing - where are the riding buddies?

"life is only real when shared"
  • 2 0
 Ya gotta understand that he is about 5000km from his home town. Might not have a big crew in nth qld when you're from sa
  • 1 0
 yeah alright, but it´s sad anyway Smile riding with your buddies is what it´s about (most of the time) don´t you think?
  • 1 0
 Well Troy, you checked off a lot of boxes but I didn't see skydiving, therefore, it could have been more extreme. Or did he save that for part 2....hmmm....
  • 1 0
 Woulda thought they would have gotten their Part 2 video debut date correct... Sunday 18th of January? Sunday is the 17th of January!
  • 3 2
 Sooo, when Troy's contract us up, is that the end for Specialized Factory Racing? Any rumors out there?
  • 2 0
 Not hatin', just askin'. Why would Spec carry the weight of a full factory team for one guy?
  • 2 0
 Is there news of where Laurie Greenland is going yet?
  • 1 0
 Gwinn's money well spend?
  • 2 1
 Troy Brosnan: Escape from Specialized, part 1
  • 1 0
 bit disappointed by the lack of pink pants
  • 1 0
 just another day in the office
  • 1 0
 Looks like it's good to be Troy! The guy sure can ride a bike though...
  • 2 1
 The off season is a beautiful thing.
  • 1 0
 Looks like vlog but it's something different. I like it Smile
  • 1 0
 I can see that's just another day in the office ey Troy?
  • 1 0
 Jeez Troy, stop teasing the crocs and feed them.
  • 1 0
 I want to go to Australia now, awesome video! tup
  • 1 0
 Looks very beautiful! Great riding and scenery, need to go to Cairns now!
  • 1 1
 Smart money is on Troy to win WC overall in 2016
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