EXTREME DOWNHILL RACING IN SOUTH AMERICA WITH THE U.S.A.’S #1 MTB RACING TEAM: LOGAN BINGGELI
When it comes to mountain bike racing, there are few disciplines which offer a risk/reward ratio as savage as urban DH. With courses cobbled together from residential hillsides, riders are forced to hunt for seconds off the clock amidst the rooftops and stairways of everyday life. Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo is the most well-established and infamous race in urban DH. This year’s renewal was its 15th installment and a host of the world’s most skilled racers gathered in Chile to pit themselves against three minutes of drops, jumps and concrete. Our Logan Binggeli was there to etch the KHS presence in this years race as representing the U.S.A. and while giving off an impressive perceptible skillfulness in this race as a first timer. With over 60 invite only contestants there was indeed much anticipation in this years race.
The spectacle of mountain bikers attacking the alleyways and even shooting through houses is one which never fails to draw a big crowd, as the sport ofs shown off to fans who may otherwise never have made the trek into the mountains to watch racing on dirt.
Valparaíso is an ancient port city on Chile’s coast famed for it’s steep terrain and impossibly stacked clifftop homes. The paintpot coloured homes are a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site.
THIS YEARS RACE RESULTS:
1. Tomas Slavik (CZE) 2:48.480
2. Bernard Kerr (GBR) 02:50.560
3. Pedro Ferreira (CHI) 02:52.520
4. Mauricio Acuña (CHI) 02:53.640
5. Matías Núñez (CHI) 02:53.720
6. Adrien Loron (FRA) 02:58.260
7. Logan Binggeli (USA) 02:59.250
8. Oscar Harnström (SWE) 03:01.290
9. Santiago de Santiago (ARG) 03:01.830
10. Felipe Agurto (CHI) 03:02.060
“Logan did an outstanding job in this years race and remarkably accomplished this feat with expertise accuracy and skillfulness in all while resulting in the top 10.”
GUIDED RUNDOWN PREVIEW OF THIS YEARS RACE COURSE
We’ve included this video to give you an idea in just how technical this urban downhill course is. Don’t let the camera angles fool you because there is a very much reason why this Red Bull Event is the most hardest extreme urban downhill racing course in the world. With very steep drop offs, high speed and technical jumps, quick drastic decisions must be made with no room for mistakes. As a first timer, Logan did an outstanding job and remarkably accomplished this feat with expertise accuracy and skillfulness in all while resulting in the top 10. With over 60 invite only contestants that already has a recognizable name in this industry, Logans saavy skillfulness was impressive and we know that next year it just get better for this KHS Factory Racing Champion.