Gutierrez Podiums at IXS Cup No. 2!
15 February 2017
Giant Factory Off-Road Team rider Marcelo Gutierrez scored a podium finish at the second event of the Latin America IXS Downhill Cup at Nevados de Chillan in the Andes Mountains of Chile. The six-time Colombian national DH champ took on a challenging track on his Giant Glory Advanced and finished second, just a little over 1 second off the winning pace of Mauricio Acuña.
“This is one of the craziest tracks I’ve ridden,” Gutierrez said after his finals run at one of the top bike parks in South America. “The top section is like riding on a vertical beach, insane. After that, you get into the forest, and it goes from sand to loose dirt in the trees.”
Gutierrez’s second-place finish in Chile follows up a win he had last week at the first round of the IXS Cup in Argentina.