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Sunsoaked urban downhill: Valparaiso Cerro Abajo

By Amah-Rose Abrams on 26 February 2013 in Mountain Bike Downhill

All the best shots from the urban MTB downhill extravaganza that is Valparaiso Cerro Abajo.

Urban downhill action

Compeitor scaling a wall at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo

Urban downhill action

Valparaiso Cerro Abajo is one of the most popular downhill events of the year.

© Alfredo Escobar

Filip Polc

Filip Polc racing at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2013

Filip Polc

The Polcster won here in both 2010 and 2011.

© Alfred Jürgen Westermeyer

Picking up speed

Competitor racing at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2013

Picking up speed

Riders race through the city streets tackling the steps and hills and steps plus awesome ramps and jumps.

© Patricio Crooker

Guido Tschugg

Guido Tschugg racing at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2013

Guido Tschugg

Riders from all over the globe travel to Chile to tackle the city streets

© Patricio Crooker

Stunning city

Competitor rides down colourful steps on the course at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo

Stunning city

The race is as famed for Valparaiso’s painted streets as the mountain biking

© Fabio Piva

Cheering them on

Filip Polc competing at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo

Cheering them on

Filip Polc gets some crowd support

© Fabio Piva

Flying high

Competitor hits a jump at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2013

Flying high

Spectators from the surrounding towns in Chile gather annually to watch the action.

© lfred Jürgen Westermeyer

Raising the bar

Competitor in the middle of a huge jump at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo

Raising the bar

The popularity of the race is growing which also increases competition.

© Alfred Jürgen Westermeyer

Speeding

Riders eye view at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo

Speeding

This urban downhill at it’s most thrilling.

© Fabio Piva

Marcelo Gutierrez won it!

Filip Polc, Marcelo Gutierrez and the third placed competitor celebrate at Valparaiso Cerro Abajo

Marcelo Gutierrez won it!

Marcelo Gutierrez came in first with Filip Polc in second and Ramon Antonio Leiva in third.

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