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The Gouveia International Downhill drew a strong field of riders for 2013, with several World Cup teams entering the race - Giant Factory Racing, Madison Saracen, and CRC/Nukeproof were among the more notable. Giant's Colombian rider Marcelo Gutierrez eventually came out on top, ahead of the UK's Danny Hart and Sam Dale, proving that he is the man with the early pace this year (having done well in the Urban DH races earlier on including a win at the 2013 Valparaiso Cerro Abajo). Check out a helmet cam from Marcelo's practice run at a wet and slick Gouveia track:
1st: Marcelo Gutierrez, Giant Factory Racing - 3:32.418
2nd: Danny Hart, Giant Factory Racing - 3:34.350
3rd: Sam Dale, Team Madison Saracen - 3:35.303
4th: Matt Simmonds, CRC/Nukeproof - 3:36.317
5th: Joe Smith, CRC/Nukeproof - 3:36.358
Full results HERE.