Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team
Chilean rider makes delivery to Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo champion Slavík.
Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo returns for its 19th edition on February 10 with bike fans getting a unique view of what awaits reigning champion Tomáš Slavík in a stunt video. Here is all you need to know:
– Chilean enduro motorbike rider Benjamín Herrera gets a phone call from Slavík to return his helmet camera in time for the start of the Czech’s run.
– Herrera, 24, dashes UP the Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo downhill course to make it in time, passing a mime artist and pan pipe player on the way.
– The Talca native throws in huge jumps, wheelies and wall tricks to give fans a taste of what the fearless MTB riders face coming down the opposite direction.
– The 2km urban downhill track is more technical than your normal downhill dirt track with tighter, scarier turns and hardly any room to crash.
– More than 20,000 fans are expected to fill the UNESCO World Heritage city hills on Sunday as Slavík, 31, and his rivals descend from a height of 254.59m (835.26ft) at speeds of 45km/h when pedalling and 60km/h without.