UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano

UCI DH World Cup: Cairns practice

Watch all the action from a rain-soaked day in the Smithfield forest.

© Sven Martin

Just when the world's best DH racers were thinking that they knew what they were dealing with at the track here in Cairns, the heavens opened and things got a bit biblical.

The tight confines of the track were a battle for riders and media alike, but it was going to take more than a few poisonous spiders and a bit of rain to deter the Parkin brothers from delivering their highlights of the days practice.  

Don't forget that you can watch all the race day action from Cairns LIVE here on Saturday 26 April.

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano