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Ever Seen A Downhill MTB Course In A Shopping Mall? It’s Absolutely Insane…

Tomas Slavik: 'That was probably the most difficult track I have ever ridden in a shopping mall...'

It’s not every day you see some of the world’s best mountain bikers race around a four-story shopping centre.

So, when Tomas Slavik said: “that was probably the most difficult track I have ever ridden in a shopping mall” after doing just that in Berlin that last weekend, it possibly doesn’t emphasis just how challenging it really was.

Judging by the setting we’d guess the prize is a £50 Next voucher and a Bargain Bucket for two…

After all, how many shopping malls can current fourcross world champion Tomas Slavik have ridden through on his time on a bike? Well, actually, quite a few more more than you’d think.

See, the ‘Downmall’ race format has actually been around for a few years now, and this year it turned into the ‘Downmall Tour 2015’, a series which gathered some of the world’s best riders together for a three-part series set across malls in Europe.

Yes, it is a pretty weird thing to have happened, but after watching the footage from the event, we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s awesome.

The stage that took place last weekend was the second round of the event, and saw Slavik take the top spot for the second time after winning previously in Szczecin in Poland.

Slavik will be sure to take the title now unless he majorly slips up in Prague, Czech Republic, in the final instalment of the tour.

We’re not entirely sure what his prize will be, but judging by the setting, we’d probably say something along the lines of a £50 Next voucher and a Bargain Bucket for two.

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