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!


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


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


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


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


Calves need special treatment on race day.


Took a Moment to not think about the race


Relax, your normal.


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


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

Andrew 8-2

More climbing PC: Rob Parkin


Happy and satisfied post race.


My bro went down, but he fought it out!


Post race.


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
  • 3T Cycling
  • Cane Creek
  • Crankbrothers
  • Parktool
  • Axiom
  • Lazer
  • Kinetic
  • Sugoi

I hope you enjoyed sharing this experience with me.



  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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