Steve Peat continued his dominance of the Nissan Lisboa DownTown urban downhill race this weekend, winning the 10-year-old event for the eighth time.
The Briton beat Aussie Mick Hannah (GT Bicycles) and his own team-mate Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) to take the top spot.
Peat said it was the hardest urban race he had ever competed in. He said: “After a bad qualification session, the race was very hard and I felt the pressure until the last second!”
Trek WorldRacing‘s Andrew Neethling, who came sixth, said: “This race is so different to what we do normally. The restricted practice and the need to get to know this course, for carrying speed and braking points, means that each time you come here, you learn a little more. I’m still learning but I’m stoked to have a sixth. I really didn’t think that was possible for me here, but I’ll take it!”
The event in Lisbon was watched by a crowd of 20,000. The heart of the Portuguese capital was transformed into a downhill course for the day, with stairs, tram lines, sharp corners, slippery pavements and even a car to negotiate on the 760-metre-long course.
Portuguese rider emanuel pombo descends the course to fourth place: portuguese rider emanuel pombo descends the course to fourth placeNissan Lisboa Down Town
Portuguese rider Emanuel Pombo on his way to fourth place in the Lisboa Down Town
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