History of Downhill Contest
The organizers of Diverse Downhill Contest series for almost a decade have had the same overriding goals: popularizing downhill cycling, creating the most technically demanding tracks, which translates into the continuous rising level of Polish Downhill and providing amazing entertainment.
Diverse Downhill Contest is a competition held in Poland since 2006, when at Mount Stożek in Wisła, the first downhill track was created from scratch specifically for the contest. So far, the series has taken a total of nearly 30 events. From the very beginning the events have been made by riders for riders. Since 2008 Downhill Contest competitions have had the Polish Cup and the Polish Championships ranks. In 2011, one of the DC editions received the rank of the international race UCI C2, and was attended by riders from 13 countries. By creating multiple categories appropriate for the contestants’ age, abilities and their equipment, Downhill Contest combined the competitions of the UCI license riders with amateurs thus popularizing downhill and integrating downhill society.
The efforts of Sport Up Agency - the organizer of the cycle and Tomasz Gagat - originator, were rewarded by the further, extremely prestigious international UCI C1 category in 2014. Very high marks from the International Cycling Union for the whole competition Diverse Downhill Contest in recent years have resulted in the award of the European Championship rank in 2015 and 2016. The event, certainly, thanks to its rank and competitors who will appear on the route, will be the highlight of the Polish downhill history.