The UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup returns for round two this weekend, and after an entertaining opener in France it’s time to head down under, to one of the few places on Earth with weather less predictable than Scotland – Cairns, Australia.
Now, we could write a couple more paragraphs here about the carnage that went on when the World Cup was last in Cairns in 2014…
But rather than doing that, and telling some top notch jokes about snakes, spiders, beer and BBQs, we’re just going to say “welcome to the jungle” a bunch of times and then give you our predictions for the weekend, because that seems to be the done thing whenever you’re talking about, looking at, or writing about anything remotely related to the jungle. Obviously.
Welcome to the jungle. W-e-l-c-o-m-e t-o t-h-e j-u-n-g-l-e. Welcome to the jungle. Welcome to the jungle.
Liked that last one didn’t you? It was italic and flirtatious, like being stroked in the face by Aaron Gwin’s bike handling skills. Anyway, here are our predictions for the Cairns World Cup. We’re pretty sure they’re bulletproof: