Last weekend Tomas Slavik was taking part at last race of City DH World Tour in Taxco, Mexico. This event is a highlight of the world series not even because of the track, but also because of massive and loud crowd! Very difficult venue for Slavik after the his health problems last months, but he did really well! World famous names like Filip Polc, Neko Mulaly, Andrew Neethling, Bernardo Cruz or Mitch Ropelato put themselves to the test on the most gnarly City DH track of the Tour! It was drama from the start till the end! Tomas Slavik at the end ended up only 1,7 s behind the winner and took 4th spot at Taxco what was enough to take and celebrate overall 2nd place at City DH World Tour!
“ I knew Taxco will be very hard for me, because Im still not 100% fully recovered, but its on very good way and Im happy to perform like that after I went through last months. Still kind of “warming up” the engine before I get to full shape. Had to change strategy on track a little bit, but it was part of the game for me. Track was super hard, gnarly but at the same time it was so much fun. In the 1st run I had amazing run, but 20 s before finish line I got flat tire and had to stop. In second run I went all in! Really pushed it hard and I would say maybe too hard. Man, that run was really wild run! Unfortunately because of it I did an average run. Still I was just 1,7 s behind winner and took 4th spot what is an amazing result and damage control of my struggles last months. At the end it got even better because it was enough for me to take overall 2nd spot at City DH World Tour! So stoked! Its the proof that Im on good way to get back in my usual shape and I just can’t wait for 2016 when I will start from all over again! 2015 was a hard year for me, but at the same time it motivated me to work harder, get faster and be stronger racer. 2016 is a new open book. Thanks to everyone for support and see you in 2016! GAME ON! “
Tomas Slavik GoPro final run – Taxco 2015 https://youtu.be/
Next race for Tomas Slavik is on 16.1.2016 when the Downmall Tour 2016 kicks in Germany the 6 rounds of this downhill tour through shopping malls in Germany (3 races), Hungary, Slovakia and with final round in Prague, Czech Republic. Do you want to see how is Slavik preparing for 2016, news, videos and many more? Go and follow his social media:
foto by: Dave Trumpore, Pernel