Valparaiso Cerro Abajo (VCA) 2011 - Pics and Video

Feb 21, 2011
by Fraser Britton  
Valparaiso Cerro Abajo is in the books for another year! I sat down with Cedric Gracia for an interview post event so that you can all learn more about the event that we keep going back to each year. Updated with top to bottom helmet cam from the winner
Cedric on VCA 2011:

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Take a ride down the gnarly course with Polc


Cedric out of the Flower Shop Drop
Cedric out of the Flower Shop Drop
Same drop, different angle.
Same drop, different angle.
Kike into the stairs
Kike into the stairs
Kike on the Hotel Gap
Kike on the Hotel Gap
CVD at the Canon Wallride
CVD at the Canon Wallride
Street Jump
Street Jump
Jarrin on the OXford Wallride
Jarrin on the OXford Wallride
Polc on the ski jump
Polc on the ski jump
Peruvian Gap
Peruvian Gap
We mentioned stairs right?
We mentioned stairs right?
Cedric signing off another successful VCA event, see y'all next year.
Cedric signing off another successful VCA event, see y'all next year.

Top 10 Pro Men at the 2011 VCA:
1 02:39,219 Filip Polc Slovakia
2 02:41,996 Cedric Gracia Francia
3 02:42,828 Mario Jarrin Ecuadro
4 02:43,005 Antonio Leiva CHILE
5 02:45,398 Enrique Genova CHILE
6 02:46,599 Christopher Van Dine Usa
7 02:47,419 Jeremias Maio Argentina
8 02:49,943 Pedro Ferreira CHILE
9 02:50,093 Santiago de Santiago Argentina
10 02:53,591 Markolf Berchtold Brazil


All pics from VCA here.



61 Comments

  • + 15
 Good yarn with Cedric Gracia, that guy is quality entertainment. Every time you see him on film he's got some out there story to tell. A very genuine guy and always got something to say, I think he should be featured on PB way more...and he didn't even say 'stoked' once.
  • + 8
 sick corse... scary thing is i dont think the video was fast fowarded
  • + 6
 28 secs in the second vid.... was that a freaking dog???
  • + 6
 That has to be the crappiest quality go pro footage I have seen. Surprised GoPro didn't post process it to hell and upload an HD version.
  • + 2
 @marcofreeride yes it is
  • + 1
 No, but he did say "epic" a few times :S
  • + 1
 GREAT......Jarrin on podium again.and congrats to the southamerican riders....but have a question why when a SouthAmerican wins the coverage is allmost Nothing??....
  • + 4
 Top 10

Lugar Tiempo Nombre Paìs
1 02:39,219 Filip Polc Slovakia
2 02:41,996 Cedric Gracia Francia
3 02:42,828 Mario Jarrin Ecuadro
4 02:43,005 Antonio Leiva CHILE
5 02:45,398 Enrique Genova CHILE
6 02:46,599 Christopher Van Dine Usa
7 02:47,419 Jeremias Maio Argentina
8 02:49,943 Pedro Ferreira CHILE
9 02:50,093 Santiago de Santiago Argentina
10 02:53,591 Markolf Berchtold Brazil
  • + 3
 On vimeo videos (La Parva's videos) Valparaíso Cerro Abajo 2011 Very Goood Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh
Results 1.Filip Polc(Eslovaquia) 2.Cedric Gracia (Andorra) 3.Mario Jarrin (Ecuador) 4.Antonio Leiva (Chile) 5.Enrique ¨kike¨ Genova (chile) no speak in english sorry o no

mudd
Viva Chile!
  • + 1
 vimeo.com/20212570 short video ( Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2011)
  • + 2
 Super cool. Wish events like this had more coverage, like a Red Bull event. Look at the crowds, dang. I wonder how spectator numbers compare to an average world cup event...
  • + 1
 This event had some pretty big sponsors behind, one of the biggest would be Canon. A multi-national company like Canon sorthing events like this can only mean good things!
  • + 5
 any vids of the race? Feed was bunk on the weekend.
  • + 4
 that vid was crazy, super skinny sections at even crazier speeds Big Grin
  • + 6
 that was absolutely insane... wow, did you see him doubling up those huge stairs one right after another? jesus...
  • + 2
 I love Gracia. He was my first MTB hero when I was started riding back in '01

He's always got a cool story to tell Razz

Also that track looked intense. Some of that shit was so freaking narrow
  • + 3
 I might be going crazy but I swear he hit a dog at 0:28 in the second video!
  • + 1
 It kind of looks like he hopped over it.
  • + 2
 ... have dog, cat, anything come out when bombin down those stairs ... yikes.
  • + 1
 Thanks for the youtube link. It seemed like there was a bit of pedalling in this race?!
  • + 2
 the track was awesome! pictures too... Wink
  • + 1
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w3oLUpQ-58
Cedric Gracia before the circuit was mounted
  • + 1
 I didn't think you could take the mountain out of mountain biking, but there it is... Such a unique event, cool stuff...
  • + 1
 Awesome! Shit load of stairs and super scary!
  • + 1
 did anyone count the stairs? Wink
  • + 1
 Congratulation to Vitox for this amazing event! Awesome!!
  • + 2
 Viva Chile!
  • + 2
 anyone have the full results?
  • + 3
 Top 10
Lugar Tiempo Nombre Paìs
1 02:39,219 Filip Polc Slovakia
2 02:41,996 Cedric Gracia Francia
3 02:42,828 Mario Jarrin Ecuadro
4 02:43,005 Antonio Leiva CHILE
5 02:45,398 Enrique Genova CHILE
6 02:46,599 Christopher Van Dine Usa
7 02:47,419 Jeremias Maio Argentina
8 02:49,943 Pedro Ferreira CHILE
9 02:50,093 Santiago de Santiago Argentina
10 02:53,591 Markolf Berchtold Brazil
  • + 1
 all i can say is shitty helmet cam or resolution
  • + 1
 is that a c'dale claymore on the 5th pic?
  • + 1
 buena mariojo... del putas la foto
  • + 1
 vimeo.com/20228599 Antonio Leiva helmet camera
  • + 1
 and the girls????
  • + 1
 yeah Polcster won :-)))
  • + 1
 Need more vids!!
  • + 1
 muy fuerte!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 those stairs look sick!
  • + 1
 noice
  • + 1
 i wanna do that!
  • - 2
 Jarrin on the OXford Wallride - thems got to be some hot brakes to be able to pull the lever to the bar and not wreck.... EKKKKK
  • + 1
 looks mint!
  • + 6
 Looks crazy! Check out Polcs gopro footage here www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAkcKWhZJUU
Those lamp posts look way to close for comfort!
  • + 1
 HOLLY SHIT!!no wonder he got 1 place.. :o
  • + 1
 thanks for posting the vid link....... crazy mofo's for sure ..... thats some intense riding.... A LOT of things going on all at once......
  • + 3
 No wide bars for this race!!
  • + 1
 yeah that's what I was wondering - did people have to cut their bars down? I can't imagine getting 28+ inch bars through the sidewalk sections.
  • + 1
 any vid??/
  • + 3
 he almost nailed that dog at 0:28 ^^
  • + 1
 ahah almost
  • + 5
 Holy sketch. I'm glad they didn't let the average 14 year old pinkbiker build the hotel gap landing this year. That course in Gnarly.
  • + 3
 Yea, that landing is just plain stupid and dangerous!
  • + 1
 So many crashes...sick drop
  • + 2
 The hotel drop landing is quite safe, and every single rider did it just fine. Maybe this isn't an event you should think about yourself competing in if that doesn't look safe to you.
  • + 1
 In his defense, it's hard to even SEE the landing at ninja-rocket mph.... That being said, Im assuming there was some form of annoying risk assessment crew poking around and spoiling some fun, plus every rider obviously gave it the thumbs up. But man....props for the focus those boys had to maintain and not smoking some random old lady or the mulitute of hands and feet poking through the railings. Not to mention skittering 2 inches to the left on even one of those drops! Sheesh!
  • + 1
 Fraser, We were all commenting on the landing from last year. Def. sketch. This year is much improved, and much safer. Even an earlier article commented on that.
  • + 1
 soo tight!

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