Courtesy of Red Bull Bike
The famous streets of Valparaíso hosted the 17th edition of the thrilling urban downhill mountain bike race, Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo. After battling it out against 35 other competitors, Chile’s own Pedro Ferreira became the first local MTB rider to win the event.
Ferreira, who descended from 254.59m (835.26ft) at speeds of up to 60km/h, said: “I am very happy. Since I was a child, I have dreamed of winning this race and it fills me with pride to be able to do it. I have won competitions abroad, but it definitely feels much better in my country. I always felt the support of the crowd and I was hearing my name through the whole run.”