Video: UCI DH World Cup: Cairns Practice

Apr 25, 2014
by Red Bull Bike  

The tight confines of the track were a battle for riders and media alike, but it was going to take a few more poisonous spiders and a bit of rain to deter the Parkin brothers from delivering their highlights of the days practice.

Don't forget you can watch all the race day action from Cairns LIVE here on Saturday 26th April.

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100 Comments

  • + 119
 Nice to hear Gee sounding like he's actually enjoying riding!
  • + 49
 and not one 'you know', you know.
  • + 39
 I know!
  • + 35
 we know!
  • + 32
 They know!
  • + 20
 There's Atherton Project Gee, who made a rare appearance here, and then there's you know podium interview Gee, you know.
  • + 16
 We all know!
  • - 50
flag dirtworks911 (Apr 25, 2014 at 7:32) (Below Threshold)
 Totally! Was Gee a douche before GT contract or before? PS, that was the WORST song I have ever heard in a mountain bike "edit." Should have used Sail at least...
  • + 12
 Gee smiled!
  • + 11
 Possibly the most chilled interview I've seen of Gee!
  • + 4
 Know what?
  • - 5
flag drivereight (Apr 25, 2014 at 9:24) (Below Threshold)
 Someone get a selfie pic with Gee!
  • + 8
 @dirtworks911 - sail wouldn't have worked not enough slow mo. I though the song went well with the video. I liked that it was made with instruments not computers
  • + 2
 agree,the intro was like somebody died but the main song was appropriate Smile
  • + 2
 True that @metong, anyone know the name of the main song?
  • + 1
 You know? i dont.
  • + 6
 "should have used Sail at least." lol

After googling many different lyric combinations i have figured out what the song it and who it's by.

Talk You Down by Attention

Listen to it on Youtube here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXcLn02rei0

Buy it, support bands like this.
  • + 37
 Soon they'll be better off riding down on a surfboard wearing a wetsuit. Super fucking stoked though, this torrential rain just made Cairs one of the best DH Stages I have ever seen.
  • + 3
 looks like greg minaar isn't rocking his signature shoes.
  • + 5
 He's wearing his new impact clips minaar special
  • + 4
 I agree, super excited for this round. Adverse weather will make for some exciting racing tomorrow.
  • + 25
 What pass by Pekoll, it looked like Spagnolo went down after he got cut off
  • + 6
 For sure Spagnolo went down!!! Mondraker team is taking competition to a new level really!!!
  • + 7
 Yeah, saw that. I'd love to hear that conversation at the pits after that run.
  • + 2
 Pekolls on a rampage this week, one team mate and one spectator so far!

instagram.com/p/nM3nBLzUPf
  • + 26
 Gonna be some Cairnage!
  • + 19
 Take a gnarly track and make it wet= ultimate proving grounds. Totally insane, yet totally awesome.
  • + 16
 I wouldn't last 30 feet in those conditions!
  • + 5
 I would last less!
  • + 17
 Yes you would! It takes at least 30 feet to stop sliding when you do down!
  • + 4
 Me three. That is what mountain bike hell looks like.
  • + 4
 @Pikasam still better than no Mountain Smile
  • + 1
 I can confirm to what hamncheez said. Manon slid for at least a whole section after she went down.
  • + 14
 Mitch Ropelato still on a 29er??? wow he is really trying to prove a point is he!
  • + 5
 only used it during practice, not qualifying
  • + 8
 Awesome video! I can't believe those guys look is loose as they do in those conditions. Throwing whips in some of those really muddy sections...wow.
  • + 3
 Yep totally agree, I normally don't like DH videos because to me they kinda more or less all look the same but this one is really nice!

Very impressive, skilled pilots, it is a real pleasure to see how they beautifully manage to avoid every obstacle at race pace! This is the shit, clean & proper MTBing there.

Now I have to watch it again.
  • + 10
 It's gonna be very entertaining
  • + 9
 Sadly this practice video is too short for me . I've like to see double length of it
  • + 9
 Gee's looking a bit like Gracia Big Grin
  • + 1
 I thought that was cedric until I heard him talk. Then I fell asleep
  • + 10
 I want to see the whoops
  • + 3
 I would give you more props if I could... That section is so gnarly, but you gotta think Bas VanSTEEZberg would tear it up!
  • + 7
 If pinkbike does a bike check, I'd love to see a side by side 'pre race' and 'post race.'
  • + 2
 that would be cool..............
  • + 7
 Finish work at IGA, go to my buddies place and watch the race with some beers. Sweet!
  • + 8
 Wow, a mudfest in Australia, who would've guessed?
  • + 3
 Finally a good slop fest of a race. its anyone's chance at a podium,, to many off camera sections and roots to say even Danny Heart has it locked down. seems everyone's putting the money on him but its bin a long time since that unbelievable run he had. I'm rooting for Gwin and Neko .. USA in kiwi land overall. And also was GEEEEEE actually smiling ? ! ..
  • + 1
 Kiwiland?
  • + 5
 Want to see Hill and Hart battling it out 20 seconds up on every one else, Warner screaming his lungs off
  • + 5
 fantastic video but the redbull player is so bad! anyone else find it very jumpy?
  • + 1
 yes! and the south Africa world cup live took ages to start working
  • + 6
 My pick in the mud, Sam Hill; )
  • + 5
 It's hard enough trying to walk on wet grass in those Shimano AM45's never mind up that!
  • + 1
 Couldn't agree more!!
  • + 6
 I will never not go riding because it's "too wet" ever again
  • + 3
 I keep hearing this is prime weather/terrain for Danny Hart. Yet, I've not seen him do anything special last year or this year.
  • + 3
 Cough Cough Danny Hart Cough Cough. Oh excuse me, all this rain has given me cold.
  • + 1
 Yeah but as he said to Rob, it's not like Champery at all!! there's not the same steepness as we can see in the alps, which make way more tough on the physical aspect... Where Danny made good improvements but where he is a level below some top guns
  • + 4
 Want to see a mud fest!!! Blenki for the win!
  • + 6
 My guess for the win, in these conditions, would be a certain brit chap ... you know, the one who left every more than 10 seconds away in a certain swiss track... ...or maybe an aussie from near Perth, the one who doesn't like to race in the wet because his bike gets muddy..
  • + 2
 You are forgetting that Blenki LOVES riding in the wet, quali'd first and has been at the sharp end of the pack last 1 or 2 seasons. Danny Hart and Hill not so much (though i do root for a Hill smackdown some time soon!)
  • + 4
 George Brannigan almost bit it hardd at 4:06
  • + 2
 That guy is so fast. People have no idea just what that kid is capable of.
  • + 4
 Considering he had a 2nd a few years ago, I'm pretty sure we have a good idea.
  • + 1
 soo true! it was like oh sh... nah that's all good! Wouldn't imagine a crash at this speed!! oO
  • + 3
 For some reason I like to see the World Cup racers having to go through rock gardens really slow, just shows how hard it is
  • + 2
 Dear Mitch, don't try to make the 29er Dh happens... It's not going to happen Cool coverage from Redbull though, this WC will be Epic for sure!
  • + 3
 I WANT TO SEE THAT NEW AURUM SO BAD
  • + 1
 Me 2!!!!
  • + 2
 anyone remember champery 2011? I'm fancying danny hart.
  • + 7
 Don't forget ChampĂ©ry 2007
  • + 3
 props to them.
  • + 2
 really gonna shake up the board. more rain on the way too.
  • + 2
 I was hoping to see how the whoops were being handled!
  • + 1
 Stinging trees?!? There is no end to all the crazy stuff nature throws at you in Australia.
  • + 2
 I'm pretty stocked to see, how big they can jump despite the mud...
  • + 1
 Insanely fun looking track...!
  • + 1
 That looks like a blast! Love riding mudfests!!!
  • + 1
 I think everyone has had that moment of pedalling sideways down and hill.
  • + 1
 Downhill Worldcup Race? More like a participation! Haha
  • + 2
 Really enjoyed that!
  • + 2
 Holy MUDDDDDDDDD.......
  • + 2
 what's the song?
  • + 1
 uooo it's gonna be fun to watch Big Grin
  • + 0
 Did it bite you on the co8K and your 'chum' couldn't stomach sucking the poison out? This track is great you BUNDY!
  • + 0
 Music in this video SUCKS. Filming and riding is A+ tho.
  • + 1
 What a mud fest!
  • + 1
 this is awesome
  • + 1
 uhhh I love it!!!
  • - 1
 great video ! shitty music..
  • + 1
 I've never muted anything so quickly, they'll be playing Hanson tracks next. And slowmo is shit, downhill is about speed, why are they throwing random slowmo in there?
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