This small picturesque town located southwest of Mexico city, once famous for its silver mining got shocked once again with the energy of a bunch of riders and a few thousand fans. For the third year in a row, the finale of the 2016 City Downhill World Tour placed Taxco in the eyes of all downhill and freeride fans gathering more than 35,000 attendees. Just as every other year, this year's Down Taxco was as unique as every other one, starting with a fresh track that steered the riders through alleys that were completely different from past years, some massive jumps never before seen here and a lot of new faces more commonly found in the freeride scene made this event a refresh from an already amazing one.
This sport is as exciting as it gets because for one, nothing is written and even the 'usual suspects' that take wins in these races are not exempt of certain 'twists of fate,' as was the case with Bernardo Cruz who slipped no more than one hundred meters from the finish line leaving Fischbach to claim his victory in Mexico and as the overall City Downhill champion.
The best trick contest is always a favourite for the crowd, gathering literally tens of thousands of fans to watch some of the best freeriders in the world throw their best tricks. This year's best trick course was made up by the three last huge jumps, which were scored in a row, and the judging was taken care of by none other than the same guys who built this massive track; Olly Wilkins, Christian Fairclough, and Duncan Ferris. Sadly one of the favourites to take the win of this Best Trick, Antoine Bizet, coming straight from an impressive 2nd place at the Red Bull Rampage, suffered a foot injury on one of the jumps leaving him out. No less exciting were the tricks that landed the podiums of Sam Pilgrim 1st, Nicholi Rogatkin 2nd, and Reed Boggs 3rd.Full event results hereMENTIONS: @nswitalski