Qualification Results - Cairns DH World Cup 2016

Apr 20, 2016 at 8:30
by Pinkbike Staff  
MEN'S ELITE
1// Troy Brosnan
2// Mik Hannah
3// Aaron Gwin



WOMEN'S ELITE

1 // Rachel Atherton
2 // Manon Carpenter
3 // Tracey Hannah





JUNIOR MEN

1 // Matt Walker
2 // Harry Bush
3 // Remy Morton







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251 Comments

  • + 212
 I can't believe there's really a guy named Harry Bush!
  • + 44
 One of my favorite riders for that reason alone
  • + 87
 Yeah his GF is quite the naturalist
  • - 104
flag badpotato (Apr 21, 2016 at 20:20) (Below Threshold)
 He got name after his Mom ;] He must be a Native American ...or at least secret son of prince Harry and GW Bush.
  • + 7
 Old enough to shave yet?
  • + 38
 almost as good as Biggus Dikkus
  • + 12
 I'm still getting over Richie Rude
  • + 15
 He is mates with that Danish guy Hugh Jorgan
  • + 18
 Or take my friend: Dick de Kock
  • + 23
 i went to school with kent hehr. his father's name was richard hehr, so yeah, dick hehr . dick hehr was the father to kent hehr. awesome. again true story, we had a realtor in our neighborhood who used to rent out the back of bus stop benches for advertising..... her name, anita dyck. so rad.
  • + 8
 Literally in high school I had a friend who's dad's name was Harry Tush. Moreover, he was Harry Tush III. There were three generations of Harry Tush's. (Luckily for my friend it ended there.
  • + 3
 @stacykohut: There used to be a politician in Australia called Richard Face. Around election time they'd be big signs about saying VOTE 1 RICHARD FACE.
  • + 2
 Ever heard of Mike Hawk?

For real though, when I was in the military many years ago, we had a Sgt Dickover. And he lived up to his name. True Story.
  • + 9
 @adpeters82: mike hawk?

cousins to mike hunt?
  • - 7
flag jaycubzz (Apr 21, 2016 at 22:43) (Below Threshold)
 @stacykohut: my neighbour was Richard Cox

richard

cox

dick cox

haha
  • + 3
 No one mentioning Jeremy Christmas though...
  • + 2
 Nobody beats Misty Hyman.
  • + 4
 ever know Mike Oxbig?
cousins are Jimmy Felterbush and Peter Fitznicentite
  • + 4
 @kusanagi72: oliver klozov
  • + 0
 My teacher in first grade was Mrs. Dick and her husband's name was Harry!
  • + 1
 @rolandpoland: It does sound like a cartoon character name, dunnit?
  • + 6
 My last name is hooker, fun times. My dad has a shirt that says "support your local hookers" with a bunch of fishing lures. Teachers weren't too happy about me wearing that one.
  • + 0
 @stacykohut: I know a guy named goat koch. Not making it up
  • + 3
 Harry Bush was first at split 1
  • + 2
 @conv3rt: centuwion, why awe whey whaffing?
  • + 2
 @conv3rt: jajajaajjajajaj, was 'Pijus Magnificus' in Spain
  • - 3
 Nobody cares.
  • + 2
 I still smile at Randy Spangler
  • + 1
 Does anyone remember Possum Bourne?
  • + 0
 Hairy bush?
  • + 8
 Harry Bush was all over that first split.
  • + 0
 I have some Irish cousins named Pat McGroin and Phil McCrackin
  • + 0
 Mike Hunt. End of story.
  • + 0
 Don't forget Lou Sass!
  • + 0
 Philip Hershaft- Friend
Philip McCraken- Friend
Harrry Cellars- Friend
Christopher Will Bender- ME (Will=William)

All are true
  • + 0
 There was a news reporter here in the UK call Chris Peacock, not sure if he had personal hygiene issues or not. I also had a teacher called Richard Stiff. I don't know if he shortened it but he was definitely a Dick in my eyes!
  • - 1
 I heard he is related to Dick Buttkiss!
  • + 0
 there is one curling player named Andy Kapp
  • - 2
 @badpotato: your a f*cking moron.
  • - 1
 @conv3rt: Ben Dover. Long Wang. Sukah Dihk? These are real names I've come across, hilarious
  • + 1
 @sjdeweese: Im sorry but nothing beats Dixie Normus
  • + 0
 There's a guy at my work that always has his pants sagging, so I nick named him Bilbo Saggins!
  • + 0
 I was down voted sooooo many times! I did not know that there are so much people without sense of humor here at pinkbike.... I guess not all of bikers are "laid out".
  • + 0
 @badpotato: that's pinkbike for ya. A bunch of rich butt hurt dudes with nothing better to do
  • + 100
 Sick Mick - effing smashed it !!!
  • + 7
 YEAAAHHH
  • + 19
 SIK MIK. i am super happy to see him back on form. plus doing it on home soil is pretty cool.
  • - 29
flag simooo (Apr 22, 2016 at 1:27) (Below Threshold)
 most over-hyped rider ever. Yet to deliver. Hopefully this weekend he can manage something
  • + 16
 @simooo: you mean aside from the win he had in 2006 and taking the silver medal at the 2013 World's? I would agree that he's been inconsistent and never dominated the circuit, but to say he's the "most over-hyped rider ever" and has "yet to deliver" is rather pathetic on your part.
  • + 7
 @simooo : He won a World Cup in Vigo in 2006.
  • - 3
 @dingus: a decade ago!
  • + 3
 @simooo: He delivered a decade ago. I can think of riders who have way more 'hype' than Mick who haven't achieved as much as he has.
  • + 6
 ...and that top speed! 55.237! I verified this with Capt. Kirk and he said that's about warp factor 2 right there.
  • + 6
 no possible result would make me happier than sick mik winning this race
  • + 0
 He had a run of his recent lifetime ! ...too bad it is just qualies....
  • + 2
 @simooo: Sik Mick is not the most overrated guy for sure. This title has to go to THE MOST STLYISH, THE MOST FLUENT, THE MOST WATCHABLE, THE MOST......"whippy" racer....:sorry - freeracer - Brendan F.
  • + 51
 I may be biased being an Aussie... but I so want Troy to win. He works so hard, is an all round good bloke and has been close so many times since his maiden Fort William WC win... bring it home boy!! Big Grin
  • + 23
 faaarrrrrk mick just layed down a scorcher... don't know who I want to win more!
  • + 17
 @brownies: To be honest after that run from Mick i really want him to get a win. Then Troy. Smile
  • + 11
 @brownies: I'd love to see Mick podium. He's such a legend, and Troy has a decade to win more before he's Mick's age.
  • + 3
 @oriion: Good point, Troy does have many years left in him yet. Also stoked to see Muddy in 12th and Button in 15th, great showing from the Aussies overall.
  • + 3
 @trialsracer: amen brother.
  • + 1
 Couldn't agree more.
  • + 1
 Troy seems like a great guy, wish him all the best. All of these riders seem down to earth in their own way. Just regular dudes and gals who love riding bikes and are so good at it that they can make a living doing so.
  • + 1
 @brownies: troy's also just scary scary fast. He'll get another win for sure. I'm hoping Sick Mik takes this one!
  • + 39
 Woo Marc Beaumont #marccanqualify
  • + 7
 Slugger!
  • + 2
 Stoked!
  • + 29
 Just walked off the hill and am having a beer at the tent below. Weather is clear and perfect. Track was mildly damp in the forest and dusty in the open. The fast sections are mental and the atmosphere is great. Weather prediction is similar tomorrow. Should be fnnn fast. Watching Warner and Claudio pretend they are professionals.
  • + 3
 Thanks for the weather report. The Pinkbike folk must be a bit thin on the ground as the reports have been a bit thin.
  • + 27
 Pinkbike please stop using Scribd, it's crap!!
  • + 16
 Am I the only one without any problems? Works perfect on mobile and pc for me..
  • - 1
 Scribd is good
  • + 0
 Scribd is great if you want to look at Antur Stiniog results whilst trying to find out what happened in Cairns
  • + 1
 That is a stacked top 10
  • + 23
 Finally a race that I can watch with a beer instead of a coffee in the middle of the night. I do miss being in Europe though
  • + 20
 Rachel is awesome, but damit Tracey, I hope you kill this one tomorrow on home soil!
  • + 5
 1st at split 1 and 2 !!! she got this
  • + 22
 This is neat!
  • + 5
 Yeah it is.
  • + 3
 Wish there was some video... What's happening to Finn, must've been a horrible crash at the start to be 3 minutes behind after the first split.
  • + 10
 @Korpse: Over the bash in the last part of the rock garden. He took it easy as it's auto quality with only 26 riders in junior.
  • + 3
 @MattStaggs: Thank you! Glad he was able to make it all the way down without injury.
  • + 4
 @Korpse: I wouldn't say without injury. Just spoke to him and he wasn't too confident in being "all good".
  • + 18
 Right on Eliot Jackson...great qualifying
  • + 15
 YEAH MIC. SICK!
  • + 10
 Looks like we have quite the battle shaping up! I'm a diehard Gwin fan but I'm stoked to see some guys nipping at Gwin's heals. Is it still wet on track? Wet or dry could have a big impact on Gwin, plus Troy's familiarity with the track and Bruni's brute speed... plus Steve Smith back on form. So good! Should be interesting!
  • + 1
 Dammit, after Lourdes I added Amaury Pierron to my Fantasy League. DNS though :-/
  • - 1
 How do you know Troy is familiar with the track?
  • + 6
 @jclnv: he did an edit sponsored by the city of Cairns on this track a couple of months ago. He is very familiar with the track.
  • + 2
 @kerberos: he busted his wrist at the rock garden....trade time..
  • + 1
 @kerberos: he broke his wrist during the practice... Bummer after esuch a good start, hopefully we'll see him again soon !
  • + 1
 The track is a little muddy and greasy up top but dry and fast for most of it
  • + 11
 a little part of me is waiting for a result like, 'ok, in the the elite men we have 1st and 2nd, Timothy Eaton, Harry Bush....'
  • + 1
 Haha. I wish
  • + 11
 What's up with Hill this season? I mean I know the field is stacked right now but I'm kinda hoping for him to be up there.
  • + 1
 This track doesn't suit his style, too flat and fast, but yeah, he's a bit off, still the top ten are Farking quick, he's 30 now so I can't see him winning another race, he might podium but Gwin, Bruni and Brosnan are just too fast.
  • + 3
 He's also coming back from re-occurring injuries. I hate to think that he's starting to lose his ability to put together podiums and wins, but I think it may be true...
  • + 2
 yeah that astonishing 2007 and 08 season seems a long time ago now. I know he's shown glimpses of it since though
  • + 2
 I think Sam has one more run left in him to seal his legendary status. His focus is on one track this year, Val di Sole.
  • + 1
 Sam begins to be outdated ... he cant go as fast as before (it s a fact) which is normal when you get ""old"" in the sport ...
  • + 1
 He won 2 rounds in 2014. It might take some time before he gets up to speed after all his injuries. It's funny that all his supposed heir apparents have barely won anything.
  • + 0
 The CRC / PayPal (haha wtfff) plays a role maybe too ... it does not look really cool to be in there.. riding and wearing the ugliest stuff available on the market
  • + 10
 Manon! It's hard not to like the entire women's field but I think a win for Manon against a healthy Atherton would boost the confidence!
  • + 6
 Come on Mic! You can do it!! I have been a huge fan ever since yelling SICK MIC at him in a race at Sol Vista and he responded with the sickest(fitting) whip I have ever seen!
  • + 10
 Sick Mick is back!
  • + 9
 Bernard Kerr on 8th place! Come on, bring it to the race!
  • + 1
 But Fairclough way down on 81, hope he's fine.
  • + 4
 @kerberos: Brendan fell in the rock garden and he didn't rush to pick up his bike.
  • + 9
 Damn, Sik Mik killing it.... I hope he's on podium tomorrow
  • + 4
 Another great quali from Greg Williamson. Protected top 20. Moving from trek to cube has been a fantastic move for you buddy. And you have a great mechanic is Jesse. Kenta qualifying well too. We might live in a small, low populated, remote part of Scotland and the FC might be about to rip out loads of our tracks... but look what standard comes from around here. Let's hope the locals call fill loads of podiums as the SDA this weekend, like last time and the BDS also.
  • + 6
 doesn't work at my end, says
SORRY: NO LIVE EVENT IS TAKING PLACE. THANK YOU TO WAIT FOR THE START OF THE EVENT OR RETURN TO WWW.TISSOTTIMING.COM
any idea ?
  • + 1
 Seeing the same here too
  • + 1
 Women start at 1:30
  • + 2
 @kdimock: I guess we just have to wait then, thanks guys !
  • + 2
 @marcpmb Click on the link and intuitively follow the links. It will take you to the results, which open up in a separate PDF. Here's the link: www.tissottiming.com/File/Download?id=00030D0101010102FFFFFFFFFFFFFF03
  • + 1
 @MANA624: got it.Thanks bud
  • + 1
 @MANA624: Thanks, much easier than trying to use Scribd
  • + 2
 Come on Manon, beat Atherton by a second. For the men, Bruni to beat Brosnan, and Gwin for third.
Please don't rain.
Anyone know which part of the track they adjusted? Looks like they took removed a jump people were hitting too quick?
  • + 3
 Guys on course said they put an extra turn in before the whoops to stop them coming in so fast. Three massive offs yesterday. Paramedics there for a couple of hours
  • + 1
 Picked it like a dirty nose!
  • + 5
 Love seeing Steve Smith back on his game! I think he's gonna be a real contender this year.
  • + 5
 Great ride from Sick Mic!!!!!!
  • + 4
 I hope RB TV will show MORE than only the 20 best riders ..... !!!!!! lets show the top 40 !!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 Didn't they used to show top 30? That was way better
  • + 1
 only 20 riders showed for Lourdes ....
  • + 1
 indeed a few years ago they showed the top 30
  • + 1
 @JoseBravo: at very least they should show top 20 + protected riders who qualified outside of top 20. Alas I'm sure this will fall on deaf ears. But it would save missing runs like Gwin's winner at Lourdes last year.
  • + 4
 Anyone know if Steve Peat is racing?
  • + 5
 Negative ghost rider.
  • + 3
 @AllMountin: No Peaty?? What gives?
  • + 4
 @CHawk68462: The pattern is full.
  • + 3
 @swassskier: What does that mean?
  • + 7
 What happened to the whole syndicate? Minnar and Ratty down way low and no Peat
  • + 5
 @krisrayner: Rat had a bobble in the last split apparently otherwise he was heading for top5. Minnaar still searching for his form aswell as Hill...
  • + 1
 @krisrayner: Looked like The Rat was on pretty good pace at Splits 1 & 2, but then way back at Split 3. Probably a crash. Not sure what happened to Minaar
  • + 3
 I was going to ask the same thing...he's not even on the start-list. Hope he's OK!
  • + 6
 Minnaar had mud on his back, so I assume he also crashed.

Where is Steven Peters???
  • + 1
 below the hard deck
  • + 3
 The top part...make it like the top part for all parts. Scribd is terrible.
  • + 0
 Scribd for the win.
  • + 1
 Where's the sister Cabirou?
They are ones to watch for the future for sure.

I like it when a rider wins their home race so I hope an Aussie wins.
Won't happen in the womens cos Rachel is just monstering em
  • + 4
 GOOOOO BRANNIGAN! BRAAAAAP!!!!!
  • + 4
 SIK MIK
  • + 2
 Great stuff, looks like the OZ guys may mix it up at the top. Also awesome to see Smithl and Hart back in form.
  • + 3
 Shouldn't Gregor Notman compete with the women?
  • + 3
 minaar & ratboy way down under...
  • + 2
 Ratboy probably had some problem, maybe a crash, 5º Position Split 1 - 6º Position Split 2 - 5º Position Split 3 then 39º on last Split
  • + 4
 Sik Mik fuck yes!
  • + 4
 Yeeerrr hannah stoked
  • + 1
 I'd love to see Stevie or Loic get this one, but wouldn't a Hannah double win be awesome in the land of OZ?
  • + 2
 Where is brendon fairclough Frown
  • + 1
 Way down in 81st I reckon he will get in the top 10 though!
  • + 3
 Go Stevie !!!!
  • + 2
 What day is the DH race, sat or sun? Cheers
  • + 3
 sat
  • + 2
 Cutting it pretty close Fin! Perhaps strategy?
  • + 2
 Anyone know what happened to Brendog?
  • + 0
 To much beer? To much rock and roll? Disapointing
  • + 4
 Crash in rockgarden
  • + 3
 @torero: oh really? that sucks, hope he gets a clean run in finals
  • + 2
 Good to see the most talented guy getting his shit together again.
  • + 2
 Good to see McCarroll sneak in there
  • + 3
 Nice Brosnan
  • + 1
 I just pray Mick doesn't have bad luck now!! Would love it for him to win!
  • + 1
 And all the riders that like to show off with beer in their hands are there in the end of the list...
  • + 2
 So what just happened with Finn?
  • + 1
 And Nik ????
  • - 8
flag carlmontnative (Apr 21, 2016 at 19:50) (Below Threshold)
 @kleinblake: you shouldn't put too much weight on timed practice.
  • + 10
 @carlmontnative: yeah, but this is quali Big Grin
  • - 6
flag johnl2 (Apr 21, 2016 at 20:00) (Below Threshold)
 Crashed and started crying again
  • + 1
 @ryonthepro: exactly, nik was 1st in timed training, I'm assuming kleinblake was referring to him not placing as high in quali's
  • + 1
 @carlmontnative: especially after a 3rd in Lourdes finals. He just told me he went down in the rocks
  • + 1
 @kleinblake: ahh, makes sense
  • + 3
 SIC MIC.... Nuff Said
  • + 1
 Where's rat and and goat???
  • + 1
 who the feck is goat?
  • + 1
 @simooo: Greatest Of All Time, pb has benn callong him goat since his 18 wc win
  • + 1
 what's the cut off for the finals? Top 40? 60?
  • + 1
 i believe it's 80 but i've been wrong before
  • + 1
 I thought 60
  • + 2
 @extention: in your face
  • + 2
 @Jimmy0: Top 80 is right plus any protected riders who didn't qualify in top 80
  • + 1
 Looks at Adam Brayton's bike... Looks at whoops...
  • + 1
 GO HANNAHS. Talk about a power couple...
  • + 1
 Power siblings
  • + 2
 @multialxndr: Oh shit. This whole time. I thought they were married. Gross.
  • + 1
 Great to see crimmins off the ice and back into the mix!
  • + 1
 @knightride, i almost spit my beer out reading that comment! Ahahahaha
  • + 2
 Yeah! Marc Beaumont
  • + 1
 the rat's lost his mojo..
  • + 1
 This race will be interesting!
  • + 1
 Im guessing Ratboy and Greg both had a little crash?
  • + 2
 Sik mik is back........
  • + 2
 SIK MIK FTW
  • + 1
 dammit i was about to go to bed
  • + 2
 i do believe another beer is in order
  • + 1
 @jstuhlman: way ahead of you
  • + 1
 @jstuhlman hedgefunds and dentists
  • + 1
 SO many Aussies in the top 60
  • + 2
 Troy's on the hunt
  • + 1
 Anyone know when the RedBull live stream starts in Ontario, Canada?
  • + 1
 There is a countdown if you go to redbull.com/bike
  • + 1
 @multialxndr: THANKS. I checked it. 12:30am
  • + 1
 Brosnan qualifies first! Mick Hannah second, Gwin third.
  • + 1
 Mik!!! Yeeeeow!
  • + 1
 Peaty failed to qualify?
  • + 1
 he didn't make the trip to Australia, he will ne in Fort Bill tho
  • + 1
 @JoseBravo: thanks!
  • + 1
 SICK MICK!!!
  • + 1
 Wheres Peaty then !?
  • + 0
 Bad day for the syndicate
  • + 1
 Braaapnnigan is back!!
  • - 2
 MEN'S ELITE
1// Troy Brosnan
2// Loic Bruni
3// Aaron Gwin

WOMEN'S ELITE
1 // Rachel Atherton
2 // Tracey Hannah
3 // Manon Carpenter
  • - 1
 Has Sam hill just stopped trying, or does his bike just not suit his riding style at all?
  • - 1
 I just don't think he's had enough time on the DH bike, all his photos of him training in Perth he's on the NP Mega, his fitness is good, he's healthy, watch him come at them at the end of the season when he's been on the big bike more.
  • + 2
 I think he´s lacking some confidence after last injury...DH is so f*cking mental!! Maybe on a dry event he would be on attack mode again!!
  • + 2
 Sam Hill is breaking my hart ....... again and again
  • + 1
 I'm rooting for MR Hill.
  • - 2
 I heard he was going team manager next year
  • - 1
 The Syndicate are possibly the most consistent team.....yet they are lacking speed.......
  • - 1
 It's time for the rest, Gee Smile
  • - 2
 Ratboy and Minaar 11 seconds down ? both did crash ? forget the win syndicate!
  • - 3
 Haha. Unlucky Syndicate
  • - 1
 Gwithnan.
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