Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Bulgarian Urban DH series moved to Gabrovo

Gabrovo, a city located 45 kilometers Southwestern from previous race in Veliko Tarnovo, hosted second race of the series. The race celebrated its fourth year. Track had a little bit of everything: a wallride, drops, countless sets of stairs and gnarly finish line section.

The track started with long stairs section on a gentle slope ending with wallride. Alexander Staikov on the wallride.

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Another view of wallride with Philip Stanev.

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Ivan Kolev ripping it on long stairs section – 3rd place.

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Followed with drop off by Stivian Gatev – 1st place.

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Another view of the drop and following obstacles. Bobie Krumov dropping in – 4th place.

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Denislav Angelov cornering on wet and slippery stairs.

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Stairs section ended with jump which riders enjoyed, especially Kaloyan Kisyov – 17th place.

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Yordan Anchev comming into urban section – 1st in Kids category.

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Track showed off once remarkable Soviet architecture. Nikolay Yelev riding through ruins.

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Small stairs and back into the woods again with Teodor Mavrodiev – 14th place.

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Another view of the interesting passage with Kaloyan Kisyov.

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Many riders tasted ground and stairs just before finish line. Pavel Stefanov crashing Kung-fu style.

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And we have a moral winner. Crowds cheered him wildly. Check video from the fall.

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Mikael Pamukchiev dropping off in style – 20th place.

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The quickest rider of the event crossing finish line.

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Stivian Gatev celebrating first place here in Gabrovo.

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Overall results:

  1. Stivian Gatev (BUL) 1:38.38
  2. Todor Kirov (BUL) 1:40.74
  3. Ivan Kolev (BUL) 1:41.05

For more results in different categories visit Mtb-bg.com.

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Stivian Gatev already leads in the series up by 40 points since Rosen Kovachev has crossed the finish line on 6th place. Only four riders have a potential chance to win the series after race in Gabrovo:

  1. Stivian Gatev 180 points (80 + 100)
  2. Rosen Kovachev 140 points (100 +40)
  3. Ivan Kolev 130 points (65 + 65)
  4. Todor Kirov 120 points (40 + 80)

 

Each race 25 riders are getting points starting with 100 points (1st), 80 points (2nd), 65 points (3rd), 55 points (4th), 40 points (5th) all the way down to 1 point for the last – 25th place.

So who do you think will be crowned Bulgarian urban downhill champion? Soon to be decided.

Headcam footage of Martin Nenchev – 1st in Junior category, 10th overall:

Headcam footage of Milan Dimov – 1st place in Masters category:

Photo: Anton AnestievYana StanchevaTodor Todorov

Source: Conceptcreative.orgMtb-bg.com

 

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