ReglementiXS European Downhill Cup 2023
Effectiv from: January 1, 2023
Latest Update: December 12, 2022
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. For registration, riders have to include their UCI ID.
The transfer/delivery of a starting slot to other riders 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 in advance. There is no claim for a late registration onsite.
The registration will be valid when the registration process is completed and the payment is made. If the fee is received, a confirmation email will be sent.
§ 3 Registration fee/transportation fee
The fee to attend the race is 70€ if received before the registration deadline, except for Swiss races, where the fee is 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 90€ (110€ in Switzerland), which means the fee for late registrations is 20€.
Participants must bear the additional handling fee.
§ 4 Number boards
Every rider gets a new number board at every race. Riders must display their handlebar number while training as well as their back number during the qualifying round and the final. 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 European Downhill Cup rankings.
The placing of additional advertisements on the number boards is strictly prohibited.
§ 5 Starters
The race is open to all UCI-licensed riders.
§ 6 Qualifying
The qualifying run takes the form of a timed run over the course by each rider. Riders who are DSQ or DNS in the qualifying round cannot enter the main event. All other riders will be able to enter the Final Run.
§ 7 Final Elite Men
The Final Run of the Elite Men category is divided into Small Final and Super Final.
The Super Final of the Elite Men category is disputed by 30 riders. That means the 30 fastest riders are qualified for the Super Final run. All other riders enter the Small Final.
Riders ranked in the top 10 Elite Men on the current UCI standings (attendant riders) and the top 3 Elite Men on the current iXS European Cup standings are "protected" for the Super Final. They must start in the qualifying round but qualify automatically for the Super Final in any case. If the times of the protected riders are not among the 30 best times for Elite Men, they will race in the Super Final in addition to the 30 Elite Men already qualified.
§ 8 Starting interval
Riders in the qualifying run and Final run start at intervals of 30 seconds, except the last ten riders in the Elite Women and Elite Men Super Final start at intervals of 1 minute.
§ 9 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 determined by the results of the Qualifying Run. The start order for the Elite Men Super Final is determined based on the reverse result of the final round, with the fastest rider starting last. The order in the qualifying run complies with the current UCI ranking and the current total results of the series.
§ 10 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 the race category for the race run.
§ 11 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 of 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.
§ 12 Classification
|License-Categories||Year of Birth|
|Elite Men:||2004 and older|
|Elite Women:||2004 and older|
|Pro U19 male:||2005 - 2006|
|Pro U19 female:||2005 - 2006|
|Pro U17 male:||2007 - 2008|
|Pro U17 female:||2007 - 2008|
|Pro Masters:||1988 and older (male)|
§ 13 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 qualifying run only with the registration. Each obligatory training run must begin at the official starting point and must end in the finish area.
§ 14 Top Training
On Saturday, a training period will be provided for the best 80 ranked men, best 10 ranked women, best 10 Masters, best 20 U19 male and best 5 U19 female riders of the current UCI ranking resp. European Cup standings.
On Sunday the Top Training period will be provided for best 80 ranked men, best 10 women, best 10 Masters, best 20 U19 male riders and best 5 U19 female riders of the result of the Qualifying Run. Thereby, all Super Final riders, the 3 best ranked women, the 3 best ranked Masters and the 3 best ranked U19 female/male rider of the top training list from Saturday are "protected".
§ 15 Equipment
The following safety gear is required for every racer:
- 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.
§ 16 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 of riders, competitors, or other persons. The equipment/safety gear must be marked with the seal of approval of an international inspecting authority.
In addition to this agreement, the organization refers to the safety rules and racing agreements defined by national cycling federations and the UCI.
Headphones and earplugs are not allowed during training or race runs.
§ 17 Result
The result of the Elite Men category will consist of the Super Final of the top 30 (plus "protected" riders) and the Small Final result. The ranking is determined by the positions of the riders. That means the sheet of the Small Final will be inserted behind the riders of the Super Final. Therefore, the best ranked rider of the Small Final will be placed as the rank number of participants of the Super Final plus one.
§ 18 Awards Ceremony
The first five riders will be honored with a ceremony 30 minutes after the race. 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).
§ 19 Prize money one-day race
Prize money will be paid directly after the ceremony on presentation of a valid license at the organization's office in local currency. The organization is not responsible for paying the prize money at a later date.
Minimum Prize money for all classes is paid according to UCI provisions and national federation ones.
§ 20 Awards Ceremony overall ranking
The awards ceremony for the overall ranking will be executed at the last race of the season.
§ 21 iXS European Cup overall prize money scheme
|Rank||Elite Men||Elite Women||
||U19 female||U17 male/female||Masters|
||100 €||100 €||200 €|
||75 €||150 €|
||50 €||100 €|
||2975 €||900 €||225 €||225 €||225 €||450 €|
The series prize money will be paid directly after the ceremony on presentation of a valid license at the finish area. The organization is not responsible for paying the prize money at a later date. 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.
In the event of an equal number of points, the latest result will apply.
§ 22 Points for total results/standings
The overall result consists of the results of all seeding runs and all final runs.
Points of the Super Final run result: Elite Men up to the 43 rd place
Points of the Small Final run result: Elite Men up to the 40 th place
Points of the Final Run result: Elite Women, U19, U17 and Masters up to the 20 th place
Points of the Qualifying Run result: Elite Men up to the 40 th place
Points of the Qualifying Run result: Elite Women, U19, U17 and Masters up to the 10 th place
The total result will be published on www.ixsdownhillcup.com.
§ 23 UCI-Points (only in the Finals)
The UCI functionaries are responsible for submitting the results for UCI - points.
§ 24 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..
§ 25 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.
§ 26 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 of 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.
§ 27 Withdrawal
The racing officials hold the right to withdraw starters if they feel there is a danger to 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.
§ 28 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.