24 Hours of Downhill: The Craziest Race Ever?
It may well be the La Bresse World Cup this weekend, but this is where the real race is at!
So we've had the Megavalanche, the Mountain of Hell, Downieville and the No Fuss Endurance DH in Fort William, but check this out...a 24 hour downhill race! This weekend in Semmering, Austria, hundred of insane downhill riders will be racing flat out, non stop for 24 hours. I don't know how we have missed this race before, but this is the fifth time the race has been run.
The track is 2.7km long and there will be 465 racers doing battle! And...the track is floodlit at night! You can race solo, in a team of 2, 4 or 6. But get this, last year's winner Tyrolean Daniel Tulla has the all–time record so far, he rode the 24 hours without a single break, completing 161 runs, covering around 560km, clocking up 9.5 hours!!! Insanity.
The race starts on 12 midday this coming Saturday (August 6th) and the organisers say that after the race is over on Sunday all participants will have traveled a distance of approx. 60 000km. We have to get ourselves there somehow.
Check it out:
http://mpora.com/videos/O2Q755fjM MPORA Action Sports >>
Go to www.bikeparksemmering.at for more information