After a week under misty skies and threatening clouds, the weather held and the World Cup in Cairns, Australia went off without turning into 2014’s mudfest. The long, varied track tested all the riders, and deep local knowledge definitely lent an edge to the strong Aussie contingent, intent on good results in front of their hometown crowd. After both crashed in qualifying, Josh and Greg kept it upright throughout their race runs, but a little too much on the brakes cost them valuable time on the pedal-heavy track, with Greg finishing 17th and Josh 20th. Josh’s strong result in Lourdes puts him in 7th in the overall ranking and Greg moved up to 18th. With nearly a month until the circus rolls in to Ft. Bill, the boys will be rested and ready for Peaty’s last run at his home race.