Cairns World Championships - Final Results
It was a wild one in Cairns for the 2017 edition of the DH World Championships. Dusty and loose conditions meant whomever tamed the silt would grab top spot and the rainbow stripes to go with them. In the end, it would be Frenchman Loïc Bruni grabbing top spot with a time of 3:26.656. Aussie Mick Hannah wound up literally a whisker back in second, with a run of 3:26.995, while the Rainbow Stripes eluded Aaron Gwin for yet another year, placing third with a time of 3:28.623
With Rachel Atherton out of the running, the Elite Women's field was wide-open. Ultimately it would be plucky Canuck Miranda Miller taking top spot on the podium with a run of 4:10.245. Aussie Tracey Hannah grabbed second with a time of 4:12.230, while Frenchwoman Eleonora Farina slid into third with her time of 4:15.168.
For the Junior Men, it would be Matt Walker and Joe Breeden of Great Britain going 1-2 with times of 3:37.788 and 3:41.244 respectively. Max Hartenstern of Germany rounded out the top three with a run of 3:41.774. Canadian (and World Cup winner) Finn Iles wound up 10th overall, with a final time of 3:45.575.
Get the full results below, and mark your calendars for April 21st, when UCI DH racing returns for a brand-new season in Croatia.