Aussie downhiller Mick Hannah first made a name for himself at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Spain, where he finished second. The following year, he claimed slalom and downhill wins in his first race in the NORBA series and finished third in his first downhill World Cup race at Grouse Mountain, Canada. Other highlights include a downhill World Cup win in Vigo, Spain in 2006, and a fifth-place overall finish in the World Cup series in 2009. Currently racing for the Hutchinson United Ride team, 2013 has been a successful year for Mick. In February he claimed his third Australian national downhill title at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra, ahead of Jared Graves and Sam Hill. And later in the year at Crankworx Whistler, he finished second in the Canadian Open DH and the Fox Air DH, both times behind local hero Steve Smith. Born in Cairns, Queensland on 21st November 1983, Mick is the oldest of four children. He grew up riding bikes with his brothers and sisters and rode BMXs for eight years, winning three Australian national titles before picking up a mountain bike for the first time. Younger sister Tracey has also gone to become a top professional downhiller, claiming her fifth national title in 2013. Mick glories in the nickname ‘Sic Mic’, from the sick air he gets while bombing down the toughest courses on some of the planet's highest hills. “I love racing my bike,” he says. “I enjoy the challenge of finding the limit and riding on it all season.”
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