Downhill DHI

Downhill DHI

Every sport has that one legendary event that gives the winner lasting immortality. 

What the Streif ski race in Kitzbühel is for alpine skiing, the Blake Snake is for downhill mountain biking. Designed by Pier Paolo “Pippo” Marani, the Blake Snake celebrated its 20th year in the 2018 season.

The Blake Snake traverses that thin line between love and hate for many. It’s a fight against gravity and the laws of physics around a monster track, where any mistake is costly.

Insanely difficult, the track is 2,4km long with 540 meters of elevation loss at an average of 22%, but peaking to 40%. In addition to tough sections such as Hell-Nomen Omen, the Red Bull Section and the Val di Sole jump, a new section was debuted in the 2018 season. With some new big jumps, most notable among them is the Trentino Jump at 15 meters. The final section of the track is aptly named “hell”, and has not been changed at all. A wall of rock and roots lie right before the Pippo jump where only the fearless take on that 20m dive through the air. 

The defending champion in the men’s race is Greg Minnaar, winner of the World Championship last August. He remains the big favorite for this year’s race on Saturday, September 3rd. In the women’s competition, the race promises a spectacle thanks to some big names such as the World Champion Myriam Nicole and Italian Veronika Widmann and Eleonora Farina


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R_Comunità Valle di Sole
E_Casse Rurali Val di Sole
Enterprise SRL
F_Acqua Pejo
G_Ferrari - Lunelli
Tecnopolice SRL
T_BIM dell'Adige
U_Provincia Autonoma Trento