Cassemiro Wins In Colombia!
Juliano Cassemiro leads Kyle Martin, Felipe Málaga & Patrick Switzer in the Finals. Photo Manuela Perez
Bogotá, Colombia - Here in the beautiful city of Bogotá we had a very difficult, wet weather for racing today. The wet conditions made the very technical course even more challenging. The difficult track left some top contenders out of the race before the finals. Brazilian Douglas Silva and German Adrian Schlotter were eliminated in the rounds of 16 and 32 respectively.
Malaga leads Switzer and Stephens in the Semi Finals. Photo Manuela Perez
Cassemiro leads Martin in the second Semi Final. Photo Manuela Perez
The four riders who reached the final were number one qualifier Kyle Martin from Canada, Fellow Canadian Patrick Switzer who is the current IGSA World Cup points leader, Brazilian Juliano Cassemiro and Peruvian Felipe Málaga. Cassemiro earned a solid victory by winning most of his preliminary heats and leading the final from start to finish. He was followed closely across the line by Martin who shadowed him the entire way down but was unable to make the pass. Malaga was third and now leads the IGSA Sudamericano Circuito de Downhill points standings. Switzer was fourth.
Last years Festival winner, Canadian Dillon Stephens won the Consolation Final to finish fifth followed by Colombians Mauricio Rodriguez, Camilo Cespedes and Cristian Montoya.
Leo Borton leads Walter Ribiero in the Street Luge Final. Photo Manuela Perez
In Street Luge Brazilian Leo Borton won his second consecutive round of the IGSA Sudamericano Circuito de Downhill and increased his points lead in the Series. Brazilian Walter Ribeiro finished second for the second consecutive round followed by Colombian Felipe Buitrago in third. Nine year old Brazilian Marcos da Costa Filho finished fourth showing that he has great promise for future.
Nine year old Marcos da Costa Filho splashes to fourth place in Street Luge. Photo Manuela Perez
Junior II Downhill Skateboarding was dominated by Colombians. David Ramos earned the highest place in the podium, Juan Garzon was second and Nicolas Moreno finished third. Canadian Falke Nehren completed the final heat to finish fourth.
Womens Downhill had a perfect win by Canadian Katie Nielson with Colombian Jenny Patiño in second. Brazilian Reine Oliveira finish third followed by another Colombian Catalina Fonseca in fourth.
The contest was very succesfull and showed the commitment of the Downhill community of Bogotá and other cities in Colômbia. Now IGSA Sudamericano Circuito de Downhill moves to Tarma in Peru for the third round. Tarma will see many more of the world’s Best downhill racers entered since it is also round number six of the 2011 IGSA World Cup Series.