Slavik wins the longest urban DH race in the world!
Tomas Slavik was crowned champion of Red Bull Monserrate Cerro Abajo in Bogotá, Colombia, billed as the longest downhill race in the world. The Czech rider’s time of 4m 42s proved untouchable, even before torrential rain made it impossible for riders to challenge effectively later in the race.The race saw more than 40 riders from 11 nationalities come to measure themselves against the 1,605 steps that make up the track's cobbled path. The course, which measures 2.4km, is recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest downhill race in the world.
Slavik made a history in Colombia becoming the first rider to win the two Cerro Abajo competitions: Red Bull Monserrate Cerro Abajo and Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo.
Speaking after his win, Slavík commented: ”All the guys who made it to the bottom are real heroes and true champions. The track is one tough cookie. It’s not about one good line, it’s about saving energy and keeping the flow because the run is so hard.” Slavik is not stopping and just 2 days after his triumpf in Colombia he landed in New Zealand where he will be fighting for first spots at Crankworx World Series season opener in Rotorua!
Photo credit: Jan Kasl, Kevin Molano