Copa Downhill project started in 2016 with the objective of teaching Peruvian and South American Downhill riders how to race. Establishing similar procedures from the UCI Downhill World Cup races and promoting: responsibility, punctuality, respect, education and social responsibility. The 3rd round took place this Sunday 27th of August at Lima, Peru. The race took place at Morro Solar, a 2min 30sec track with loose terrain and some extreme wind power.
Alejandro Paz won the overall with 2:29.568, Brener Montes was second with 2:35.519 and Sebastian Alfaro ended third with 2:36.333. Racers were very lucky with the weather, it rained in the morning and when the finals started, the sun began shining. Track conditions were insane! There were more than 100 riders who competed and shred every single corner on the track trying to get to the bottom as fast as they could.
The event venue took place at Morro Solar (Lima, Peru).
You know it will be an amazing race when you see Carlos Alfaro leading the event.
In Lima, lift gondolas do not exist, but we have the best 4x4 truck of the country, the new Toyota Hilux.
Alessandro Ossio (Cadetes) is the new team rider from Giant Peru. He won his category by far with his new Giant Glory.
Alejandro Paz (Elite) finding the limit at practice.
Cristobal Cilloniz (Enduro Pro) taking his Devinci Spartan to the next level.
Pablo Alcazar (Enduro Pro) won his category. He came from Arequipa (1000km away from Lima) to race the 3rd round.
Bruno Consiglieri (Master B) taking the win with his all new Santa Cruz Nomad V4.
Voriat 4x4, Peruvian extreme sports rescuers were placed at strategic sectors to keep the accidents under control ASAP.
Sebastian Alfaro (Elite) going to the limit at final run.
Alejandro Bulos (Enduro Amateur) qualified in 1st place, but he could not make it at finals. It was his first Downhill race, he is a professional Motocross rider.
Jhon Alexander Rojas (Rigidas) did not make the run he expected. He had a mechanical problem and lost a lot of time solving it. We are sure he will make it to the top next race.
Juan Pedro Illescas (Elite) shredding every turn after a little mistake at the beginning of his run.
Stefan Hamann (Cadetes) knew he needed to go the limit at race run.
Alejandro Paz (Elite) finished his race run winning by 6 seconds.
Elite podium - Top 3.Results:
1. Alejandro Paz (GT Bicycles) - 2:29.568
2. Brener Montes (KHS Bicycles) - 2:35.519
3. Sebastian Alfaro (Santa Cruz Bicycles) - 2:36.333
4. Juan Pedro Illescas (Devinci Cycles) - 2:36.531
5. Victor Suarez - 3.20.000
Full results: https://www.facebook.com/CopaDownhill/posts/672068966324869Next race:
29th of October.Photos:
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