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The Monster Energy crew ready to descend Downhill Taxco 2018

Dec 072018

The seventh edition of the Downhill Taxco 2018 will summon thousands of fans to witness a spectacular competition of urban descent by bicycle through the streets of the Magic Town of Taxco, Guerrero, on December 14 and 15.

Among the more than 35 cyclists from 12 different countries that will invade the main roads and cobbled streets of Taxco de Alarcón, the Monster Energy athletes will seek to overwhelm the adrenaline of the public in the downhill circuit that begins in the Panorama and ends in front of the presidency municipal. In addition, the excitement and surprise will be assured for all with the huge jumps, acrobatics and the craziest tricks that the riders will execute over the picturesque houses of the Silver City.

The competition will have the participation of Spanish Adolf Silva, who will fight to maintain his title of Best Trick in Downhill Taxco 2017, and Sam Pilgrim, the Briton who recently won first place in Best Trick in the Downhill Challenge Medellin, as well as the " free-rider "British Brendan Fairclough, and the very experienced MTB, Ethan Nell who a few months ago took the podium of Rampage 2018. Ricardo Peredo, the young Mexican rider will also be present to seek to improve his position in the general classification.

Regarding his participation in the event, the Mexican Peredo said: "Before arriving in Taxco I participated in two urban races that served as a very good training, and I feel quite ready. I have had more preparation than in previous years. It will be the seventh time I will participate and it is always a pleasure to compete in Taxco, because that is where the energy of the spectators is best felt; Without a doubt, the most incredible thing is to take the downhill to their homes. I want to go to win, but as long as I'm having fun on the bike I know I can do quite well. "

Downhill Taxco began as an exclusively national contest, but with the passage of time was gaining a reputation that made it a magnet for international competitors. Today Mexican riders have to fight to have a ticket that puts them in the joust, which speaks of the growth and impact that this sporting episode has had in the downhill community.


The activities of the Downhill Taxco 2018 will begin on Friday December 14 with the recognition of the track and a practice descent, while the competition will start on Saturday 15 at 11:30 am. Once the tour has concluded, the Best Trick will begin, which gives recognition to the most spectacular of all the tricks performed.


All the cyclists who will be involved in the most impressive urban descent duel in our country will offer a day full of intense action that you will not want to miss for any second and where we will discover the most savvy athlete on two wheels of the pedals.


The 2018 edition of Downhill Taxco, considered the best urban downhill event on the planet, expects to attract more than 40,000 spectators and have a hotel occupancy that exceeds 90%, which makes the small colonial town an important point of tourist influx in Warrior.