Jungle World Cup in ON!

The international mountain bike scene returns to Cairns in Australia after 18 years, for the second world cup of the year, this weekend.

1996, Cairns was holding the world championships with Andy Büeler from the Scott team winning the junior’s title. Today, training started on the same track, that was just slightly modified with some modern elements.

there’s a lot more to see in the jungle, than just the race track (by Sven Martin)
The track is a good mix between old school single trails with lots of off camber roots, and new fast sections with big jumps. One big rock garden is the key section of the course.
Have a look at the track with team manager Claudio Caluori on his GoPro course preview presented by Velosolutions! 
Patrick Thome at the “Alien Tree”, the most difficult part of the track. (by Sven Martin)
Different challenges in the jungle
The athletes, coaches and especially the media had to deal with different kind of challenges during the first training session today: The track leads through thick jungle, without any space to its sides, which means hardly any access to the track. The snakes and spiders between the trees were not very inviting for a hike through the bushes.
Plenty of those are right on the side of the track. This one is as big as a man’s hand.
Pouring Rain
The first training session had quite extreme conditions ready for the riders, as it was pouring down hard, turning the track into a small river. While some of the riders did not like that at all, our riders kept their fun. Maybe that was also because Scott Australia spoiled us with the best set up we’ve ever had overseas, so the athletes could stay in the dry between their runs.
Brendan Fairclough always having good fun…..
The washing can be done right in front of the tent…..
Emilie Siegenthaler caught the only dry ride early in the morning. (by Sven Martin)
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