Day in the Life: Cairns World Cup


So I wanted to do something slightly different to share the experience of racing a World Cup with you, but not just the racing, the whole day of the race, a bit of the behind the scenes. I took photos from the start of the day until the end.

This weekend in Cairns I had a career best Elite World Cup finish with 58th finishing on the lead lap. I was called up 84th and worked my way up from the start. On the 5th lap I had to change my rear wheel in the tech zone when I burped my tire and lost most of the air. I made it as high as 50th during the race. I learned a lot and can’t wait for the next opportunity to race a world cup and improve in some key areas.

Now, let me take you through the day of racing in the jungle!

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Morning Coffee is key, no fresh beans here in Cairns, but some Lavazza grinds are always a good option.

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Morning swim and coffee by the pool, relaxing way to start the day.

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No mechanic for this one, no worries, she was dialed! The Revolver FS was a dream machine on this course!

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Pin the kit and pack the bag, everything I need for the race double and triple checked.

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Calves need special treatment on race day.

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Took a Moment to not think about the race

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Relax, your normal.

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You could say we had a decent setup on race day.

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View of the venue from the tent.

Andrew 5-2

Climbing PC: Rob Parkin

Andrew 6-2

Trying not to get bit by the Crocs Teeth PC: Rob Parkin

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More climbing PC: Rob Parkin

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Happy and satisfied post race.

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My bro went down, but he fought it out!

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Post race.

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Back to our place after the day of racing.

Massive thanks to Norco Bicycles for the bike and the help so far this season. I have had the best start ever and can’t wait to keep it rolling. Thanks to all the Norco Factory Team sponsors as well, your help makes our program possible!

  • Norco Bicycles
  • Kenda Tires
  • Sram
  • Wilderness Trail Bikes
  • Stan’s NoTubes
  • Live to Play Sports
  • SMITH
  • 3T Cycling
  • Cane Creek
  • Crankbrothers
  • Parktool
  • Axiom
  • Lazer
  • Kinetic
  • Sugoi

I hope you enjoyed sharing this experience with me.

Lespy

4 Comments

  1. TT says:

    1. No fresh beans? Isn’t Sumatra just a short shark filled paddle away?
    2. Never swim in a pool of you can’t see the bottom.
    3. Racing and form is on point bro, keep rolling on that throttle!!

  2. Tim L'Esperance says:

    Amazing result and nice photos for the day!) Bringing the fire!

  3. Jeff B. says:

    Even set the alarm to catch the Red Bull feed… looked like an incredible course!!
    Atta bring it Andrew!!
    And if the shark infested swim is a bit much, I’m sure Jim D can send down some 38 Espresso on his the Java Blend G6!!

  4. Michael Lawrence says:

    What’s the next race?

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