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José Sánchez Cánovas, champion of the 4 th test in Spain open downhill mountain bike (10/06/2011)

This past weekend was held in the city of Granada in Motril, the penultimate round of the open scoring for Spain in DH 2011.

The circuit of "The Spell" received about 200 pilots come from all over the peninsula, attracted by the spectacular circuit is undoubtedly one of the best in Andalucia.

Jose Sanchez Canovas piece of equipment VICMAR-BIKE WORLD won in its category MASTER 40 and retrieves the leader's jersey from Spain's Open Mountain Bike Downhill in the absence of the last test to be held at the legendary circuit of Vall D ' Uxo, Castellon in September.

Jose Sanchez tells us that this year is not easy being the Open of Spain, first and second circuits by rivals.

The first two races were run in the rain and muddy, the third round by breaking the chain that left him in 8th place and lost the leader jersey.

And compared to its rivals is great riders like Yuri who was once world champion and six from Spain in BMX mode and currently rides for Team Specialized-Madrid, as well as runners from the high competition in other ways as Trial, Motocross or Enduro which makes this category of Master 40 has the best national riders, this makes the pressure is constant at every race since at least failure leaves you with options to be among the top five.

For this race had a good feeling on the bike, the last training before 4 th test Open in Spain have been very positive as fifteen days to be held the championship of Andalucia in Alcaudete, Jaen getting up to the drawer in second place and finish the 19 in general compared with the 150 runners who participated in all categories.

The unique location of the circuit, located off the coast of the Alboran Sea and the foothills of Sierra Nevada, immerses you in a microclimate.

The circuit passes through a pine forest, with the first part quickly, with good support continued through pines banked with several sharp bends in the handles brushed the trees.

The trap is a tube of land, similar to a bobsleigh track, with several linked very tight curves, in which the fastest lines up to the pilots literally on the walls.

Sunday morning dawned cold on top and a fine rain that did not serve to settle the dust on the circuit.

Gradually, the sun was beating clouds, while the pilots performed their warm-downs to end the morning with intense heat.

He started the final with the dusty track, and riders falling as time gained in the standings.

Pilots played it all to a sleeve, and had to find the limit, knowing that not all supposed to give a bad result, and the smallest error meant losing a lot of positions.


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