UPPER PRO TEUTONIA – Teutônia, RS – BRAZIL
On November 7-9th the 2014 IIDA World Cup No. 6 was held in Teutônia, Brazil. The event which is a traditional race in South America is on its 11th edition and for the 2nd year in a row is part of IIDA World Cup Tour and hosted riders from many countries around the world (http://www.proteutonia.dhmraces.com.br).
The track is knowned as “The fastest Hill in the world” for those who practice downhill, this year Teutônia was the place for breaking records. Unexplainable for some, but between the riders there were no doubts the track seems faster than ever. The Argentinean rider Pablo Haedo has registered the best time on Inline skates since the 1st edition in 2004 skating the track of 1,8km in 1:25,380 (1minute 25seconds 380 thousandths), breaking all previous records. The TopSpeed record was registered by Steve Canona, reaching 113km/h (approx. 70,22mph) on his skates. We wonder what awaits us in 2015.
The event counted with 3 days, Friday was exclusively for practice and ended at 5pm because of heavy rain. On Saturday, morning was cloudy but the sun showed up, there was no wind so Time Keeping had perfect conditions for riders to push hard.
The inline cross were held on Sunday and for the Semi-Finals 2 Argentineans and 2 Brazilians were classified, a challenging fight. The battle for 3rd place was between Danillo Ferraz (BRA) and Pablo Haedo (ARG), on a spectacular pursuit down the hill. Pablo who was ahead was passed by Danillo with a surgical precision just a few meters before the finish line, who earned the 3rd place on the podium.
The Final was between Erico Suarez (ARG) and Steve Canona (BRA), the Argentinean rider pushed himself on the start line following Steve very close and tried to overtake him a few times than because of a loose axel Erico had to reduce speed to avoid crashing. Steve who was leading crossed the finish line and won the race.
Stay tuned on IIDA, next race is Guaiba on November 14-16th: http://www.agsds.com.br/siteBlog/post/id/2
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