Stephens Qualifies 1st in Peru
Morro Solar/Lima, Peru - Under a very sunny and windy day two, qualifying runs were held today at Morro Solar Lima, Peru for the third round of the IGSA South American Downhill Series at Copa Ciudad de Los Reyes.
Current leader of the IGSA South American Downhill Series, Dillon Stephens form Canada missed the two warm up runs but still qualified first. Peruvian Felipe Malaga is looking to win in his home town and sits in second position. Canadian Max Gradmiller qualified in third, American William Royce in fourth, and Canadian Nicolas Desmarais rounded out the top five.
Practice Begins In Lima, Peru
Morro Solar / Lima, Peru - The 3rd round of the IGSA South American Downhill Series started today at Morro Solar, a historic hill in the city of Lima in Peru. The city at the bottom of the hill is called Ciudad de Los Reyes because the King of Spain placed his command there during the conquest of South American. He chose this location because it was a very strategic place along the Pacific Coast. The city was destroyed and burned during a war with Chile at the end of the 18th century and afterwards Lima grew a few kilometers away leaving Ciudad de Los Reyes abandoned.
New, Exciting developments for 2013!
The IGSA World Cup Series will celebrate its’ 13th season in 2013 and the IGSA’s 17th year of sanctioning races. In those years we’ve watched the sport grow with street luge through the X Games years (1997-2001), nearly die when the sport went into a dark period with severely curtailed participation and virtually no media coverage and then grow to expand around the world with the current explosion of downhill skateboarding. Along the way we’ve expanded from our base in North America to Europe, Africa, South America and ultimately Australia. We’ve made a lot of friends along the way and watched as the longboard industry grew along with the sport.
Ovalhe Wins In Argentina
San Luis, Argentina - After two days of intense downhill skate activities, race day at the Snake Skeleton World Cup was an unforgetable experience to every racer who made it into the race from Saturday´s qualifying.
The same tail wind that knocked out 12 riders on Friday morning blew again but with the riders much more prepared after two days of skating. With so many quality contenders making it through from qualifying, it created one awesome race after another. The IGSA Officials had a difficult job on their hands with tight finishes and races only being decided after viewing lots of video images.