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Taxco Downhill 2012

Continuing the proud tradition of South American urban downhill races, the Taxco Downhill has all the ingredients you need to put on a good show: lots of vert, narrow streets, dogs, pedestrians, a frenzied crowd, and a good collection of jumps and drops posing various degrees of risk to life and limb...

Will White – Photo Diego Brito

For the 2012 edition, which was held on Nov 2-3, an illustrious list of riders showed up with Brendan Fairclough eventually coming out on top in the men's finals:

  1. Brendan Fairclough 3:17.48
  2. Mauricio Acuña  3:17.94
  3. Neko Mullaly  3:18.03
  4. Chris Van Dine  3:22.25
  5. Ricardo Preciado  3:22.42
  6. Bernardo Cruz  3:24.77
  7. Carlos Castillo 3:32.21
  8. Jose Villalobos 3:36.00
  9. Dante Harmoney  3:40.56
  10. Arthur Babcok  3:41.37

The women were at it as well, with Luana Oliveira taking the win with an impressive margin:
  1. Luana Oliveira  3:49.22
  2. Jaqueline Harmony  4:04.14
  3. Lorena Dromundo  4:12.63
  4. Katie Holden  4:57.92

Coverage is still a bit hard to come by (we'll update this feature as we get more), but we've dug up a couple of videos that do a good job of showing just how gnarly this event was. First up, trying to hang with Brendog is never an easy thing:

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Here's a longer trackside video - don't miss Will White's massive boosts over the jump section...

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Here's a POV edit from Luana Oliveira showing just why she ended up taking such a convincing win in the Women's:

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Stay tuned for more as we get it.
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