Quindecennial Valparaiso Cerro Abajo : The 15 Year Anniversary
I have been fortunate enough to travel to Valparaiso, Chile three amazing times for the legendary urban race, Red Bull Cerro Abajo. This year it was a last minute trip and as always, I was super stoked I made the journey. 2017 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the urban race and notably, all of the experience gained by the organization over this time has paid off. The course this year took on an much different line than other years and in my opinion, it was the best one yet. One thing that was noticeable this year was the size of all the jumps and drops, everything was bigger and gnarlier. The culture and energy that is Valparaiso mixed with the great sport of down hill mountain biking makes this race one and only.
[PI=14439233 width=window] The winners podium:
1st: Tomas Slavik 00:02:48.480
2nd: Bernard Kerr 00:02:50.560
3rd: Pedro Ferreira 00:02:52.520[/PI]
And that wraps up another colourful Valpo Cerro Abajo in the books. Until next year Viva Chile!