Polc wins again at Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo

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The picturesque streets of the Chilean city provide a tough challenge for the downhill elite.

Filip Polc once again proved he is the master of the urban downhill racing circuit by securing his third win at Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo this past weekend.

The race at the World Heritage city in Chile attracted a strong field of international athletes including a smattering of World Cup stars.

Check out the best of the bike 'eye candy' from Sunday's race at Valparaíso in the super slo-mo action clip above.

Yannick Wende performs during the Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo, in Valparaiso, Chile on February 23rd, 2014
Some ship containers were put to good use © Alfred Jürgen Westermeyer/Red Bull Content Pool

Polc took the top spot after navigating the 1.7km Valparaíso Cerro Abajo course in the fastest time. The track passed through winding streets, down steep stairs, man-made obstacles and past historic monuments before ending in the heart of Valparaíso.

Last year’s winner, Marcelo Gutiérrez, was second behind Polc with Tomáš Slavík, from the Czech Republic, taking third place.

Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo serves as one of the ranking races on the new City Downhill World Tour. The first round in Santos, Brazil, also saw a win for Filip Polc.

Filip Polc celebrates winning Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo, in Valparaiso, Chile on February 23rd, 2014
Podium for Polc© Fabio Piva/Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo 2014 Results

1. Filip Polc (SVK) 02:28:06
2. Marcelo Gutiérrez (COL) 02:29:48
3. Tomáš Slavík (CZE) 02:31:44
4. Michael Hannah (AUS) 02:32:46
5. Bernardo Cruz BRA) 02:34:25
6. Johannes Fischbachn (GER) 02:36:06
7. Guillaume Cauvin (FRA) 02:36:56
8. Mark Wallace (CAN) 02:37:38
9. Cameron Cole (NZL) 02:37:41
10. Rémi Thirion (FRA) 02:38:78

 

See how Filip Polc and Tomáš Slavík prepared for racing at Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo by training at the Nevados Bike Park in Chillán in the video player below.

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