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Big Win in Mexico for Tomáš Slavík

Tomáš Slavík took a big win at the first edition of the new urban DH race called Down Puerto Vallarta, situated in the famous vacation area by the sea in Mexico.

Basically paradise, but hiding one of the world’s most technical urban DH tracks, which brought some big names ready to challenge themselves in the fight for a first place. Times were really tight, but in the end, it was Slavik who walked away with 1st place.

“Well, in the first few days I felt more like I was in paradise by the sea or on vacation, because I have never been racing in such a cool location. But this place was hiding one of the most technical tracks, and at the same time one of the most fun tracks I have ever been riding on. It had basically a piece of everything, and that’s what I really liked about it, and I had so much fun racing there. Start with a really beautiful view and its ending by the beach! I was just wondering if there were gonna be enough spectators, but even one day before race during training, I walked down the track and at the last straight I saw thousands and thousands of spectators… I was just shocked! Unreal! During the race day I felt really good on the track, the sun was out, the crowd was pushing us…. Everything went perfect! In the finals I set up the fastest time and kept it like this until the end of the race! So stoked to take a 1st place for the 1st time in Mexico! Big respect to the track builders and organizers for bringing this show to such a cool place like Puerto Vallarta. Even though it’s cool to take a win, I realized again that day that there are way more important things about races than winning, having fun and also arriving at the finish in one piece. Even though the track was really safe for an urban race, there was one serious accident and my thoughts are now with Franz Grossman who is still in coma after his crash. I’m very happy for the way the bike community reacted and I really hope Franz will wake up soon and everything is going to be alright…because this is what really matters now! Stay strong Franz!”

 

Next stop for Tomáš Slavík is 2nd round of 4X Pro Tour in Winterberg by the end of May. 

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