Continental Championships give top national athletes a chance to measure up against the best from other countries in their continent. These championships are an important stepping-stone between National Championships and the most prestigious international events such as World Cups and World Championships. American Continental Champs include both North and South America.
This competition logically raises the level of riding on the continent, reinforcing the sterling work carried out throughout the year by our five Continental Confederations to develop our wonderful sport. The COPACI
is the Continental Confederation for Americas and the acronyms represent CO
namericana de CI
clismo and is also an opportunity for directives to meet and choose a host for the following year.
For 2022 Costa Rica will for the first time host a Continental Championship organized by Asosioacion Costaricense de Downhill (@asociacioncrdownhill on IG) lead by its president Giovani Castillo and will be held at Finca La Lucha on the track called "El Cabuyal" honoring the cabuya plant. Cabuya is an exotic plant endemic to South America also known as Cabuya, Pita, Penco, Maguey, Chuchao and Coquiza. It belongs to the Fucraea family and was brought from Colombia to Costa Rica and is used for its natural fibre called Fique used for making sacks for agricultural packaging (such as coffee, flour, beans, etc) and ropes.Race Program:Feb 17th:
Track WalkFeb 18th:
Training from 8:00 - 16:00Feb 19th:
Traning for UCI riders Elite and Junior 11:45 - 13:45 // Seeding Runs 14:00 - 18:00Feb 20th:
Training 8:00 - 11:00 // Final runs 11:30 - 14:00 // Award ceremony 14:30
- 2.1 km long.
- Starts at 2,100m (6,890 ft) above sea level and ends at 1,600m (5,250 ft) above sea level: so 500m (1,640 ft) drop.
- 3 sections; forest on the top, open cabuya section on the middle and a Pine Tree forest at the end with loam floor.
More pics and results after the seeding runs. Big thanks to Tadeo Carmona for the pics @carmonaperu
Check out the full results from the Costa Rican Open Of Downhill 2022 held last weekend below.http://www.pinkbike.com/news/results-mariana-salazar-and-neko-mulally-win-the-costa-rican-open-of-downhill-2022.html
Confirmed riders and Start List:https://www.asociacioncrdownhill.com/inicio
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