The Colombian mountain biker Camilo Sánchez Salazar and the Canadian Rachel Pageu were crowned champions in the renowned international competition CR Open Downhill 2024, event that ended this Sunday, February 18 at the El Cabuyal track, Costa Rica, which had an approximate distance of 2.1 kilometers.

The native of Manizales had a record of 03:07.75 in his final presentation, while the second position in the elite category went to the American Tyler Ervin with 03:10:29 and in third place was the Costa Rican Pablo Aguilar with 03:11:74.

Aguilar, who was recently hired by the Guatemalan team Cartogua Gravity Racing was also the best Costa Rican of the event.

“I am very excited about this opportunity with the Cartogua team, new projects and now we want to arrive with good level to the World Cup. The World Cup is the Formula 1 of cycling and this is a dream, so we will continue with the project,” concluded the champion Camilo Sanchez.

In the women’s category, the victory went to Rachel Pageau of Canada, who was the only woman in her category to take the start this Sunday.

“This event represents pure passion in the sport, it is a pleasure to bring events of this type to the country, this year we made a lot of investment in the track, for me it is the most important thing and all competitors are happy with the trail,” said Alvaro Castillo, director of the event.

This was the fifth edition of the CR Open Downhill and had the participation of approximately 80 riders from countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, United States, Canada, Colombia and Brazil.

The sixth edition of the Costa Rica Open will take place from February 13 to 16, 2025.

Source: FECOCI, y Revista Mundo Ciclístico