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China’s Urban Downhill Race Was Straight-Up Terrifying

I'm not even quite sure what's going on here. There's been a couple teasers on this event, but it still feels like some sketchy faces-of-death edit Anthony Bourdain smuggled out of somewhere it wasn't supposed to leave. 

RELATED: Santos Urban DH POV

Super steep (50 degree), wet, gnarly, line into a massive drop with no run-out. I never thought I'd say this, but the Brazilians still seem to put on safer urban downhill events, as evidenced by Kelly McGarry's epic bike-destroying crash that happened during the event.

that finishing chute looks like guaranteed carnage!
too short

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Editor-at-Large, IMBA instructor and east-coaster. Raced Trans-Savoie in France, SoCal Enduro and Endurance in Temecula and is psyched for all the great new races in the east. Article Ideas: