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Tomas Slavik wins Valparaiso urban downhill

Tomas Slavik won the 15th Valparaiso urban downhill race this weekend with Bernard Kerr coming in second.

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How many other races let you jump out of a house?
You have to use every inch of track available in Valpo
This 200 metre stair section had a load of hidden gaps, only the most precise riders could hit them all.
This red rooftop provided an awesome view of a beautiful city
And from another angle
Another competitor flying down the famous Valpo stairs
Styling it up on the approach to the finish
The famous shop drop into the finish returned again this year
Within sight of the finish

It was the first time Slavik has won the race on his fourth time of trying. He said: “I’m stoked. It was a great experience to race against these riders in this beautiful location. I would definitely come next year and I would tell other International riders to come and live this event”.

His time of 2:48.48 on the 1.8km course was enough to beat out Bernard Kerr into second (2:50.56) and local favourite Pedro Ferreira (2:52:52) into third.

Red Bull Valparaiso urban downhill 2017 results

1. Tomas Slavik (CZE) 2:48,480
2. Bernard Kerr (GBR) 02:50,560
3. Pedro Ferreira (CHI) 02:52,520
4. Mauricio Acuña (CHI) 02:53,640
5. Matías Núñez (CHI) 02:53,720
6. Adrien Loron (FRA) 02:58,260
7. Logan Binggeli (USA) 02:59,250
8. Oscar Harnström (SWE) 03:01,290
9. Santiago de Santiago (ARG) 03:01,830
10. Felipe Agurto (CHI) 03:02,060.

Big crowds are always guaranteed at Valparaiso
Kerr flying into a podium spot
Your 2017 Valparaiso podium

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