Tuesday 17 October 2017

We experienced Dublin and we will be back for some fun, says Red Bull Crashed Ice winner

Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Red Bull Crashed Ice winner Scott Croxley has praised the "crazy" support he received and hopes to return to race again in Belfast in the future.

Thousands of flocked to the event to watch in amazement as daredevil downhill skaters negotiated a heart-thumping 40ft vertical drop and five big turns over a 430-metre track, at speeds of up to 65kph.

The track, which ran from the steps of Parliament Buildings, past Lord Carson's statue to the finish line at the bottom of the estate, provided plenty of thrills and spill and winner Croxley was delighted with the weekend.

"It's definitely a different atmosphere here, the crowd are crazy," he said. "I'd love to come back here and race."

The skaters headed to Dublin for sightseeing last week and it was an enjoyable experience for all concerned.

 "We went there on Monday," third place finisher Dean Moriarty said. "We took a few days off and enjoyed the city. We would definitely want to come back here and have some fun."

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