Sunsoaked urban downhill: Valparaíso Cerro Abajo

All the best shots from the urban MTB downhill extravaganza that is Valparaíso Cerro Abajo in Chile.
By Amah-Rose Abrams
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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
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. © Fabio Piva
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