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Valparaíso Cerro Abajo brings 50 top downhillers from 11 countries to confront some insane terrain.

ABOUT 50 OF THE WORLD’S best downhill cyclists competed in Valparaíso, Chile’s 10th annual downhill street race on February 20th. Every year the race attracts thousands of spectators, and this year an estimated 15,000 people came to watch Viña del Mar (a nearby city) resident Mauricio “Taca” Acuña zoom through the 2km course in 2:38 to win a $1,000 prize.

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Eileen Smith

Eileen Smith is the editor of Matador Abroad. She's an ex-Brooklynite who's made a life in Santiago, Chile. She's a fluent Spanish speaker who can be found biking, hiking, writing, photographing and/or seeking good coffee and nibbles at most hours of the day. She blogs here.

  • Jeremy

    Love this gritty race story. Thank you very much… for not showing the broken leg or the sliced finger.  :)

  • sana

    well said. nice post, i enjoy it. 
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