Red Bull Valparaíso Urban DH 2018: Tomáš Slavik's Winning Run - Video

Feb 12, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  

Tomáš Slavik took the win at the Red Bull Valparaiso downtown race over the weekend.

Thomas Slavik Matt Walker and Matias Nunes celebrates after Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo in Valparaiso Chile on February 11th 2018 Nicolas Gantz Red Bull Content Pool

1. Tomáš Slavik (CZE) - 2.42.101
2. Matt Walker (NZL) - 2.42.643
3. Matías Núñez (CHI) - 2.44.504
4. Marcelo Gutiérrez (COL) - 2.45.582
5. Johannes Fischbach (GER) - 2.45.764

You can watch a reply of the finals live broadcast here.


74 Comments

  • + 93
 @ .44sec he misses the ramp but somehow still makes it. wow
  • + 8
 *Special effects*
  • + 27
 noticed that as well looks like he hopped directly to the transition intentionally.
  • + 7
 holy crap. i noticed this too. insane he was able to get up on that ramp after totally missing it.
  • + 36
 @meathooker: i'm pretty sure that was intentional. This way he could ride a straiter line.
  • + 4
 and, assuming I got that far, I would have hung the immediately following right onto the roof, instead of the ramp around the left side...
  • + 3
 @packfill: that gives you a better perspective. Plus, I noticed @ 1:21 in his run, the drone footage shows him crossing the road, while about 100m in front of him a giant bus is chugging up the hill headed right towards him. I guess they don't have things like course closures for these urban races? crazy!
  • + 8
 Is it mandatory to hit the wall ride at 2:18? looks like one would easily shave some time by not.
  • + 0
 @Danntana78: it is, of course. Coming out of a corner i think it would be slower not to as you'd have to brake for it.
  • + 46
 Showing that much confidence on the bike in such a frightening place is frankly...terrifying
  • + 2
 Holy...freakin...crap. I want that skill... watching that had me practically hyperventilating. I would be dead within a couple TTF's. lol
  • + 36
 Could there be just a little more coverage on this kind of events? I missed the livestream just because i didn‘t know it even happened. I don‘t know, maybe i just didn‘t check Instagram at the right time or maybe i‘m not on the right websites often enough or mark dates like this on my calendar, but missing a livestream like this because i didn‘t know it was on makes me think these events could be way more popular with lots of people if a broadcast would be announced, even with just a little bit of hype.

i followed slopestyle last year and there too it was baffling how difficult (not very, but it required some searching and knowing when exactly the event would take place) it could be, for gold events at least, to find out when or if they would air...
  • + 7
 Seriously, I can never get enough MTB coverage, country be damned. I'm a US citizen, and by all propaganda I'm supposed to be worried about Russia and Russian antagonist. --I don't even care about that crap, I just want more Downmall coverage!

I don't care that I can't speak Finish, Spanish, Russian or German, I want a localized place for all worldly MTB schedules with a link to their streams services so I can check the schedule regularly and find when I should tune in for an event. If it were an app, I could set up notifications for regional and/or discipline type events to notify me when a schedule is posted.

And, I suck at programming, so someone else needs to get on this, ASAP!
  • + 3
 @XCMark: download the Red Bull app to any smartphone and it will allow you to set reminders. It has a full list of upcoming covered events should you put a little bit more effort into it
  • + 2
 Why are you down voting the guy that gave you EXACTLY the information you asked for? Redbull.tv and the Red Bull app provide the scheduling.
  • + 2
 @theronsta: Exactly. The Red Bull TV app is one of the few that I allow to send reminder notifications. I received a couple last week advising that the race was coming up and I watched it live.
  • + 1
 @inter71: I didn't DV. and I appreciate the info. Why do people jump to conclusions so fast?
  • + 23
 Those boys are insane. Matt Walker killing it in his first urban race! Damn!!
  • + 14
 I love these races, especially the Mexico race, cannot say why except they are unique and like seeing the interface of mtb and everyday living space.
  • + 15
 That is frightening to watch.
  • + 13
 Unreal speed
  • + 10
 The only thing going through my head was what would happen if one of those poor guys clipped a bar end in that massive staircase .
  • + 3
 @CrispiRider: Have not watched that footage before. Unbelievable
  • + 2
 @CrispiRider: how did he just get up and go on like that!
  • + 2
 @CrispiRider: WTF. That's separated shoulder and broken bones for me....
  • + 1
 @Jordanh604: I watched that live at work when it happened! I was sure that was it for Mick's run!!
  • + 2
 @CrispiRider:

The guy 'are you ok? Are you ok? '
Hannah be like 'yeah (why are you asking?)'

What an animal!
  • + 1
 @Muckal: No kidding! The guy is just amazing!
  • + 10
 Beautiful. Single crown fork, Lyrik, no less =)
  • + 4
 Yeah that blew my mind. Some of those stair set gaps are meaty and to do it not on a DH bike is impressive!
  • + 1
 @Deep-Friar: thank you!!!!! Seriously was waiting for someone to recognize the TRAIL Bike Taking the win!!
  • + 1
 I thought they used to have a rule that everyone had to ride dual crown forks... I guess that's not the case anymore?
  • + 5
 No matter how much I looked up the camera stayed pointed down. Was still cool though.
  • + 6
 I have sweaty hands just watching this...! Wow!
  • + 5
 Wow, just a .5 second gap at the end between 1st and second. That was tight!
  • + 6
 Would like to see Slaviks Enduro bike. Is it the Ghost FR AMR..?
  • + 5
 They managed to put a fence all the way down so the dogs cannot jump in front of riders. Good decision!
  • + 4
 Congrats to the racers, but I will never get used to these urban downhill races. Much prefer dirt and trees.
  • + 8
 dirt dont hurt... that much..
  • + 5
 are we not talking about his bike?
  • + 1
 The difference of the investment in chile for Brazil is absurd !!! Look at the number of patrons and the level of companies. We have a lot to learn, starting with serious organizers.
  • + 1
 Insane race but incredible bad coverage from RedBull TV. The camera positions and perspectives are so awful for such a action sport event (fe bus jump). Same thing on the last Rampage.
  • + 1
 Would have been way cooler if they let him/them jump a GT-R vs. whatever the f*ck that was, since Nissan seemed to be plastered everywhere on that track...
  • + 2
 Great event, but the camerawork and overall coverage by Red Bull TV was really bad.
  • + 1
 I have to ask, if these guys are winning on enduro bikes is it really a dh race?
  • + 1
 These guys consistently take taking it to the next level to the next level.
  • + 1
 INSANE...But a ton of fun to watch Talented racers run these urban courses..Major props to them.
  • + 2
 Was he racing his hard-tail again? Big Grin
  • + 1
 This is only for the crazy people, I was constantly scared to death just watching the run! :-D BIG PROPS TO THE RIDERS!!!
  • + 2
 that.. was .. epic
  • + 0
 looks like stairs at 0;32 are a bit wider than before !! great decision.. too unhealthy before!!
  • + 2
 same as before
  • + 13
 they used plus boosted stairs this year
  • + 7
 @JoseBravo: they are exactly 28.99mm wider...
  • + 2
 45sec blow my mind
  • + 2
 It's crazy wahouou!
  • + 1
 That course if fucking gnarly!!! Slavik is an assassin
  • + 2
 What game is this ??
  • + 2
 Slavik na hrad!!!
  • + 1
 Tomas je borec nejvetsi....
  • + 2
 Savage.
  • + 1
 great race in my country
  • + 1
 Mad fast!
  • + 1
 ????29+
  • + 1
 video game
  • + 1
 That's some crazy shit!
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