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First Catalonia Cup Race DH Vilajuiga

We leave the chronicle we spend our partner Pablo Moreno of The Bike Village, during the last weekend in the first round of the Catalan Downhill  Cup Vilajuiga, where Bernat Guardia  took the victory.

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On Sunday March 17 was held at the legendary circuit Vilajuiga (Girona) the first test of the Catalan Cup downhill organized by Roc Roi and Vilajuiga Cycling Club with the support of the Catalan Commission descent.
Despite the excellent organization and the advertising, the attendance was rather sparse. Only 103 riders participated in the 1st round of the cup Catalan.

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Vilajuiga is a race for the brave, it is one of the toughest races at Catalan calendar, the circuit is almost 5 minutes long (4 minutes for some as Bernat Guardia) runs through a nature trail full of old stones and trials. The circuit is demanding and does not allow any fault, as the minimum error may fall above  some of the many stones.
There were plenty of falls in both training and racing. As the spectacular crash that brooke in two pieces the helmet of a rider without serious consequences for him.

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The distance between the fastest riders were huge. Bernat Guardia intense / Gopro made ​​an impeccable mark down a lap of 4:08:291 to the surprise of all riders.
Second place was the rider Junior Scratch OM bikes, Jorba Ferran, who managed to overcome the veteran rider  Ivan Oulego (4:21:739) with a time of 4:16.03 to almost eight seconds of Bernat.

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3 riders sponsered by the Bike Village where at the podium today.
The surprise of the day was a time of 4:23.170 in  The Bike Village - Btt Premia de Dalt rider , Jonathan Anaya just 3 seconds and 14 Ivan Bernat. Climbing the Podium Elite 3rd and 4th of Vilajuiga Scratch.
Alex Marin (The Bike Village-Fox) scored the second win of the season in cadet category with a time of 4:33.455 Scratch getting into 9th position.


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Pol Marín (The Bike Village-Fox) and brother Alex had a strong fall in the 2nd round and can not improve the time of the first, yet earned his second victory of the season in junior category with a time of 5:17.425 standing at position 41 of Scratch.
Then we leave for Scracth classifications and categories.


 

 

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