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Colombia was the place to be this past weekend as the annual Downhill Urbano race ripped down city streets and stairs of the city of Manizales. Riders like Cam Zink, Kyle Strait and Mitch Ropelato showed up for some serious rim smashing, but in the end, the newest member of the Giant Factory Off-Road team, Marcelo Gutierrez took home first place. Enjoy some photos and videos from this chaotic event!
Photographs by Andres Jaramillo / Chigiuro Extremo
Fresh out of the gate was this rim-crippling set of stairs!
Mitch Ropelato clearing the wallride with ease, where other riders were paying the hard way at Downhill Urbano - Chiguiro Extremo - Feria de Manizales 2013
Susana Calle winner of the Women´s category at Downhill Urbano - Chiguiro Extremo - Feria de Manizales 2013
The Pro winner, Marcelo Gutierrez, was the only rider clearing this gap, giving him the extra seconds for victory against a stacked field of riders.
After the race was over, a best trick event was made. Kyle didn't disappoint the crowd with a huge superman.
Cam Zink decided flipping his downhill bike would not be a problem...and he was right. Winner of Best Trick, INSANE!
Abdomen autographs are all the rage in 2013.
Stoked fan with all signed posters of the pro riders attending the Downhill Urbano.
Pro DH Podium - (L to R) 4th place Rafael Gutierrez (COL), 2nd place Mario Jarrin (ECU), winner Marcelo Gutierrez (COL), 3rd place Mitch Ropelato (USA) and 5th place Mauricio Estrada (COL) at Downhill Urbano - Chiguiro Extremo - Feria de Manizales 2013
Here's a teaser to the full event video due later this week: