ReglementiXS Downhill Cup 2023
Effective January 1, 2023
Latest Update: Decemnber 12, 2023
The series consists of separate international races. All races are financially, legally and sportingly independent. The General Regulations and the UCI Rules apply to all races.
§ 1 Registration
Every rider has to use the registration form on www.ixsdownhillcup.com. Licensed riders have to include the UCI ID.
Unlicensed riders under the age of 18 require a declaration of consent by their parents or other legal guardians. They have to deliver the signed form at the number board handing out.
The transfer/delivery of a starting slot to third parties is always prohibited.
§ 2 Registration deadline
Registration and payment deadline is always on Tuesday, 23:59 before the races. If the registered starter cannot attend the race, they have no right to reclaim the registration fee. If the registration quota is reached, the organizers reserve the right to close registration prematurely. There is no claim for a late registration onsite.
The registration will be valid when the registration process is completed and the PayPal payment is made. If the fee is received on the account, a confirmation email will be sent.
§ 3 Registration Fee/Transportation Fee
The fee to attend the race is Euro 70 if received before the registration deadline, except for Swiss races, where the fee is Euro 90. This fee includes transportation from the finish area to the start via shuttle or lift/gondola.
After the registration deadline, the fee increases to Euro 90 (Euro 110 in Switzerland).
Participants must bear the additional handling fee.
§ 4 Number plates
Every rider gets a new number board at every race. Number plates must be fixed in front of the handlebar and should be readable throughout the competition. It is strictly prohibited to alter the number boards in any manner.
Start numbers may be reserved for registered riders and allocated according to UCI rankings and iXS Downhill Cup rankings.
The placing of additional advertisement on the number boards is strictly prohibited.
§ 5 Starters
The races are open to professionals and hobby riders.
§ 6 Starting interval
The starting interval between riders is 30 seconds, except for the best 10 riders of the Elite Men class, where the interval is 1 minute.
§ 7 Starting order
The organizers will publish the start list at least one hour before the race begins.
All starting times are binding. In case of delays or interruptions, the starting order is to be maintained.
For the final run, the starting order will be in accordance with the results of the seeding run. The order in the seeding run complies with the current UCI-ranking and the current ranking of the series.
§ 8 DNF - Did Not Finish
To compete in the final race run, all riders must start their seeding run/qualification and cross the start line. It is not necessary to cross the finish line (DNF). Riders listed as DNF will be added near or at the front of their category for the race run.
§ 9 Red Flag
If a competitor’s run is interrupted by a red flag, the competitor must report this immediately to the race commission.
In case the run will be restarted the competitor has to go back to the start immediately without altering his equipment. The race commission will communicate the new start time.
§ 10 Classification
|Class||Year of Birth||Category|
|Elite Men:||2004 and older||licence|
|Elite Women:||2006 and older||licence|
|Pro U19 male:||2005 - 2006||licence|
|Pro U17 male:||2007 - 2008||licence|
|Pro Masters:||1988 and older||licence / male|
|Open Men:||1989 - 2004||licence and non-licence|
|Open Women:||2008 and older||licence and non-licence|
|Junior U19:||2005 - 2006||non-licence / male
|Youth U17:||2007 - 2008||non-licence / male
|Rookies U15:||2009 - 2010||licence and non-licence / male and female|
|Open Masters male:||1979 - 1988||licence and non-licence / male|
|Open Masters 2 male:||1978 and older||licence and non-licence / male|
|Open Masters female:||1988 and older||licence and non-licence / female|
The participants of the Men, Women and Masters categories can choose between Elite/Pro and Open class level during the registration process. For the Elite and Pro classes, an UCI-Licence is required. The Open classes are open for licence and non-licence riders. It is not possible to change classes during the season.
§ 11 Obligatory Training
All competitors must ride two practice runs during the obligatory training session. The training runs will be registered and the riders can start at the seeding run only with the registration. Each obligatory training run must begin at the official starting point and end in the finish area.
§ 12 Equipment
The following safety gear is required for every racer: Protectors for:
- full face helmet
- gloves with full hand protection
In additional it is recommended to wear a neck brace.
Integral helmets (full-face helmets) must be certified to the following standards:
- MTB Downhill helmet certified to EN1078 and ASTM F1952
- Motocross helmet certified to ECE 22-05 „P“, „NP“, „J“ or SNELL M 2010 or SNELL M 2015
Helmet straps must be closed on course.
The local organizer is responsible for enforcing compliance with gear regulations. Failure to comply with gear regulations will result in disqualification.
§ 13 Technical condition of bikes, equipment and clothing
Every rider is responsible for the bike, the material and the protection equipment. The condition, quality and construction are to ensure the safety for riders, competitors or other persons. The equipment/safety gear must be marked with the seal of approval of an international inspecting authority.
The competition regulations of the respective national federations apply in their entirety, e.g., paragraph 4 of "Wettkampfbestimmung Mountainbike" of the BDR, chapter 3 paragraph 3 of the national reglement of Swiss Cycling, paragraph 3 of "Wettfahrbestimmungen Mountainbike" of the ÖRV. In addition, the organization refers to the safety rules and racing agreement defined by the UCI.
Headphones and earplugs are not allowed during training or race runs.
§ 14 Awards Ceremony
The first five riders will be honored with a ceremony 30 minutes after the race. The first three riders will get trophies. A subsequent handing out of trophies or prizes is excluded.
While attending the podiums, all riders must wear their race kit or a copy of it (jersey and trousers/pants).
§ 15 Prize money one-day race
Prize money will be paid directly after the ceremony on presentation of a valid license at the organization office, in local currency. The organization is not responsible for paying the prize money at a later date.
The prize money of the licensed classes in the non-international categories corresponds to the respective scheme of the national federation. In the C2 and C1 categories, the prize money will be paid according to the UCI regulations.
§ 16 Awards Ceremony overall ranking
The awards ceremony for the overall ranking will be executed at the last race of the season.
§ 17 Prize money overall ranking
For the overall ranking, the prize money is determined for the subsequent classes as follows:
||Elite Women||Pro U19||Pro U17||Pro Masters|
|1||500 €||150 €||100 €||100 €||150 €|
|2||400 €||100 €||75 €||75 €||100 €|
|3||250 €||75 €||50 €||50 €||75 €|
|Total||1.400 €||325 €||225 €||225 €||325 €||2.500 €|
The series prize money will be paid directly after the ceremony on presentation of a valid licence at the finish area. The prizes listed above are gross prizes. Due to legal requirements, the series´ organization is bound to transfer the tax, therefore only net amounts will be paid.
The Open-categories will get non-cash prizes during the awards ceremony.
In the event of an equal number of points, the latest result will apply.
§ 18 Points for total results
The overall result consists of the results of five seeding runs and five final runs. That means in the case of six races, one seeding run and one final run result will be deleted. The discounted seeding run and final run can stem from different events.
The total result will be published on www.ixsdownhillcup.com.
Points in the final run: Men up to the 50th Place
Points in the final run: Women, U19, U17, U15 and Masters up to the 20th place
Points in the seeding run: Men up to the 30th place
Points in the seeding run: Women, U19, U17, U15 and Masters up to the 10th place
§ 19 UCI-Points (only in the finals)
The functionaries are responsible for submitting the results for the UCI - points.
§ 20 Protest
According to the national sports regulations, any objections raised against results or disqualifications, as well as reporting any contravention of the rules, should be addressed to the race commission.
§ 21 Responsibilities
Riders attend the race on their own account and at their own risk. The rider is responsible for the safety of his bike and clothes. The organization is not responsible and cannot be held responsible for any injuries and damages as results of any action during the whole racing weekend.
All riders are responsible for insurance coverage concerning damages based on their participation in the race.
§ 22 Waiver of Liability
The participations dispense with the registration altogether regarding indemnity claim or regress towards the organizer, designee, commissaries, authorities or other person in association with the event.
The liability waiver comes into effect upon registration with the organization. Over and above this, no further claims can be made. Specifically excluded from liability are intercycle AG, Sports Nut GmbH and Racement GmbH. The organization keeps the right to make any necessary changes or even to cancel the whole race according to safety problems, official orders, government laws and other unforeseen events at any time in the race without obligations regarding indemnifications.
The subscribers to the registration accept the terms and conditions of the regulations concerning the implementation of the competition, other specific determinations of the event and the responsibilities and waiver of liability.
The participants confirmed explicitly the correctness of all data of the registration.
§ 23 Withdrawal
The racing officials hold the right to withdraw starters if they feel there is a danger for the starter or any other person.
The racing doctor can advise the race organizers that, due to medical reasons, a rider should be withdrawn from the event. If the race organizers follow the recommendation, the rider will have their number board removed and will be withdrawn from the event. The withdrawn rider will not be eligible for a refund or a transfer.
If the race organizers believe a rider is not capable of tackling the race course, they reserve the right to withdraw the rider from the event on grounds of their safety and that of the other riders and spectators. The withdrawn rider will not be eligible for a refund or a transfer.
§ 24 Data protection
By submitting an application to take part in a race, the participants also allow the Cup organization and the event organizers to use personal data for campaigns and activities connected to the events. The organizers shall have unlimited rights to publish pictures and video material of the participants, to forward these to press representatives and to use them for marketing activities. There is no factual and time limitation.