The Verdicchio Race 2015 took place on August 8th as part of the International Downhill Federation’s World Qualifying Series. Over 140 riders from all around the world participated in this event, which had Open Men and Women, Junior, Street Luge and Classic Luge categories.
Hosted in Poggiocupro (a province of Ancona, Italy), the Verdicchio Race has a very technical track with a succession of hairpin turns, fast corners and straight sections where the riders can reach an awesome 75km/h.
Ionic Flux Team Rider Carlos Paixão (Brazil) won the Open Men’s category in a dramatic finish. Brazilian Max Ballesteros was in the lead right until the last corner, where he bailed on the last turn. Carlos Paixão was following close behind and seized the moment to finish the race in first position.
Quern Ilmer (2nd) and Max Ballesteros (3rd) completed the podium.
Carlos Paixão is now 7th overall in the World Cup with 3903 points.
Check the dope official video from Verdicchio:
header photo by Mirko Paoloni