Race: 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill Finals

We ride along With Jon Buckell from Team Incycle on his hair-raising race run

Race Coverage

With this ripping run, our intrepid correspondent Jon Buckell finished 11th in the star-studded 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill held in Guerrero, Mexico over the weekend.

Bernardo Cruz bested a stacked field and a course that consisted of dirt, concrete, hundreds of stairs, a few stray animals and even a foray into a hallway to win the 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill race in Guerrero, Mexico Saturday.

While second place finisher Filip Polc surely would have loved to take the win, the high finish secured the overall City Downhill World Tour title for the speedy Slovakian. Tomas Slavik finished third, Mitch Ropeleto fourth and Bernard Kerr was fifth to round out the podium.

Part of the Taxco course goes down someone's hallway--note the embedded spectators. Photo Jon Buckell

Part of the Taxco course goes down someone’s hallway–note the embedded spectators. Photo Jon Buckell

Near the top of the course is a statue of the man believed to have invented the no-hander. Photos by Jon Buckell

Near the top of the course is a statue of the man believed to have invented the no-hander. Photo by Jon Buckell

The pre race course walk revealed two Taxco staples--stairs and wooden features. Photos by Jon Buckell

The pre race course walk revealed two Taxco staples–stairs and wooden features. Photos by Jon Buckell

The Taxco course features some serious drop--and a whole fleet of busses and trucks to get racers back to the top. Photos by Jon Buckell.

The Taxco course features some serious drop–and a whole fleet of busses and trucks to get racers back to the top. Photos by Jon Buckell.

An artists rendering became a sweet autograph pad along the Taxco course. Photos by Jon Buckell

An artists rendering that mimicked the Taxco course made for a cool autograph book. Photos by Jon Buckell

Goggles are said to help ward off aggressive VW Bugs. Photos by Jon Buckell

In Mexico, goggles are said to help ward off aggressive VW Bugs. Photos by Jon Buckell

That wraps up our Taxco Urban Downhill coverage for 2014. Special thanks to Jon Buckell for his photos and insights–and congrats on his 11th place finish. Follow him on Instagram at @djyoungbuck, and his Incycle Downhill and Enduro team at @incyclebicycles.

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