Wednesday Mar 17, 2010

iXS Downhill Cup 2010

This year, the iXS Downhill Series will again include a wide range of race events. First and foremost is the “iXS European Downhill Cup”, with venues in 7 countries. In addition to races in Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland there will also be events in Great Britain and the Czech Republic. This makes the international series second in importance only to the World Cup. The website for registration to take part in the first race in Innerleithen has now been activated. The dates for Cup events are as follows:


29 – 30 May 2010              iXS European Downhill Cup #1          Innerleithen (GBR)

12 – 13 June 2010              iXS European Downhill Cup #2          Verbier (SUI)

26 – 27 June 2010              iXS European Downhill Cup #3          Leogang (AUT)

3 – 4 July 2010                  iXS European Downhill Cup #4          Ilmenau (GER)

14 – 15 August 2010          iXS European Downhill Cup #5          Špičák (CZE)  

21 – 22 August 2010          iXS European Downhill Cup #6          Pila (ITA)   

11 – 12 September 2010    iXS European Downhill Cup #7          Châtel (FRA)


iXS Sports Division also sponsors two national race series, both of which are sure to attract attention again. The „iXS Swiss Downhill Cup” and its younger brother, the “iXS German Downhill Cup”, will both run over four races in the coming season. The high profile of both series is reflected by the large numbers of competitors, also from the international community. This year the Swiss Cup includes two new venues, both well-known on the downhill scene: Monte Tamaro will be the location for the first race in the series and, after a break of several years, Crans Montana will once again be hosting an event. The race dates for the series are as follows:


1 – 2 May 2010                  iXS Swiss Downhill Cup #1                Monte Tamaro

17 – 18 July 2010               iXS Swiss Downhill Cup #2                Wiriehorn  

28 – 29 August 2010          iXS Swiss Downhill Cup #3                Crans Montana

2 – 3 October 2010            iXS Swiss Downhill Cup #4                Bellwald  


22 – 23 May 2010              iXS German Downhill Cup #1             Winterberg  

10 – 11 July 2010               iXS German Downhill Cup #2             Rittershausen

24 – 25 July 2010               iXS German Downhill Cup #3             Bad Wildbad

25 – 26 September 2010    iXS German Downhill Cup #4             Thale


And, finally, the iXS Rookies Cup will be flying the flag for up-and-coming riders. This iXS series, now in its fourth year and thus the newest iXS series, will again be visiting four bike parks. Competitors aged 11 or above can join the starting line for one of the following races:


24 May 2010                      iXS Rookies Cup #1                          Winterberg (GER)         

5 – 6 June2010                  iXS Rookies Cup #2                          Ochsenkopf (GER)         

31 July – 1 August 2010     iXS Rookies Cup #3                          Steinach (GER)         

7 – 8 August 2010              iXS Rookies Cup #4                          Anzère (SUI)   


Check out this helmet cam run from Matthias Wengenroth at the IXS German Downhill Cup Race in Thale 2009.

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