Downhill already has its first champions

July 5, 2019

The Colombian Diego Posada and the Italian Martina Paciolla have been proclaimed this Friday World Champions of Downhill in the specialty of Inline Time Trial in the competition held in the Circuit of the Parc de Montjuïc - Passeig del Migdia. In the Street Luge Time Trial competition, the Brazilian Alexandre Cerri Machado won the gold.

Diego Posada has achieved the gold medal in the men's category of Inline Time Trial by winning by only 0.02 seconds to French Sylvain Behr, who has won the silver medal. The Italian Luca Presti has been third winning the bronze medal. The best-ranked Spaniard was Andreu Gress, in sixth place.

In the women's category, the Italian Martina Paciolla has won the gold medal by qualifying ahead of her compatriot Claudia Massara in a match that has met the build up expectations. The two transalpine riders came to the WRG2019 as great favorites to be proclaimed World Champions of Downhill and in the end Paciolla has been imposed on Massara by 0.07 seconds.  And with the third place, the German Annalena Rettenberger got the bronze medal.

In Street Luge Time Trial, the Brazilian Alexandre Cerri Machado has won the gold medal, ahead of American Ryan Farmer, silver, and also Brazilian Walter Andre Werbinski Ribeiro, who got the bronze. The Spanish Mikel Echegaray, double world champion in Street Luge and Buttboard in 2015, had to settle for fourth place.

The Street Luge competition is one of the novelties presented by the World Roller Games of Barcelona. This test, one of the most spectacular of the event, was not part of the Nanjing 2017 program.

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