Another DownTown achieved by cheats , club MTB Ponte de Lima , Gone are ( 7 ) seven editions and Ricardo now in its fourth participation . Another event held under a lot of heat , as it is traditional , with the same route , but always very enjoyable to watch , participate and also always very public to watch , especially in the " Performance Zone " . This year the race up or went wrong , there is always the unexpected, that the Organization is not to blame , but that happens because traders seem Historic area who do not like to walk there a few riders mounted on bicycles . It's too bad because the evidence behind animation and more people to Ponte de Lima , who end up shopping, lunch , etc. , etc. . It is unfortunate that traders historic district do not support the event, but always try to hinder the organization , arranging problems by imposing timetables, barfustando and more.
There were about 80 riders who signed up and for the reasons set out above, only trained in the morning about 1 hour and 30 minutes when they were provided for at least 3 hours , through no fault of the Organization of the event , but the traders said .
Despite the short training session , the pilots gave their maximum and held a very good and closely fought race.
Ricardo started something wrong, because on the first descent in training , after recognition of the track , stuck , in the first few flights of stairs , that next to the Hospital , having to do the whole track until a target line , with the bike by hand , to replace the wheel and soon progressed to the starting line to train .
Due to unforeseen only had time to make two more cuts before the organization shut down the track due to the problem of comercianates the Old Town .
Then there late , the organization and well , decided to leave to make a further descent for pilots and the public , begin to "feel" the real competition .
At 15 hours there came the first pilot (dorsal 100 ) which by the way was a girl , the one and then all pilots with the reverse order to that sported Front , Ricardo being the last to leave.
Descent held without incident and something fast , having stayed in the first 17 places in the 1st league sleeve.
At 17 hours , further decline and also ran well, but despite improved weather , was the 19th time the manga , which originated in the total of the two sleeves stay in 21th place in the competition.
Here are the photos and movie proof .