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Red Bull Desafio no Morro

13:51 28th September 2009 by Billy Thackray
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Filip Polc wins this bonkers race through the slums of Rio De Janerio. Urban street races are nothing new but this one looks a little on the wild side.

1. Filip Polc
2: Markolf Berchtold
3: Dan Atherton

Phil Young is there with Rob Warner doing a show for Channel 4 said:
“You have know idea how off the hook it is. 3000 stray dogs in the Favela, bullet holes all over the shop, raw sewage on the course and 100 armed police for security – unreal.”

I’ll have a scratch around for some videos, in the meantime here is a helmet cam from the RootRider people.

Helmet Cam

Here’s a classic from a South American TV station, introduced by my old woodwork teacher… “scorchio”

Super short video

  1. Volker

    What about Gee, who’s in first place in the results above?

  2. Mark

    Gee punctured in the final. These timings must be seedings?

  3. Keeny

    Those are the seeding results!

  4. billy

    cocked up again! I’ll change it

  5. ska todd

    Good on Polcster to come back from a nasty crash at Crankworx and get a win!

  6. Peter

    yeah, red bull pulling off another crazy event

  7. amplus taren

    that guy with a white V10 is my friend Théo Duarte, he´s a legend racing downhill since 1995 and still strong, he makes everything for this sport, he´s a bikeshop owner, hes a mtbike magazine editor, he makes movies, helmet cams, team manager,all that racing full time, sadly he crashes and broke his hand in this crazy race.

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