One thing to begin with, it won’t get boring. The iXS race calendar contains 23 races. This year a total of 6.029 participations means, that 2.352 different riders from 42 nations took to the start. The interest for the races shows no signs of slowing down and this success story will be written on next year.
The flagship event remains the iXS European Downhill Cup, which heads into its tenth season. The European series returns to its traditional venues according to the principle “never change a running system”: The season will be opened in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The second race will then take us to Willingen and the BIKE Festival, which provides the riders with its shortest, but definitely not easiest track of the season. In mid-June the third race invites you all to one of our all-time favorites with Schladming’s Planai, before we will make our way to Spicak for round four. The last race will be hosted in Leogang during the Biketember Festival.
|iXS European Downhill Cup|
|May 05-07, 2017||iXS EDC #1||Kranjska Gora||Slovenia|
|May 19-21, 2017||iXS EDC #2||Willingen||Germany|
|June 16-18, 2017||iXS EDC #3||Schladming||Austria|
|July 21-23, 2017||iXS EDC #4||Spicak||Czech Republic|
|September 15-17, 2017||iXS EDC #5||Leogang||Austria|
The national race series have also become institutions. The iXS Swiss Downhill Cup will be in its fifteen year in 2017, and the iXS German Downhill Cup is taking place for the eleventh consecutive time. Unfortunately we are missing some hard tracks in Germany, but we came up with some great alternatives! The second race of the GDC will take us to Brandnertal (AUT) and for the fifth race we will make our way to Klinovec (CZE). Both venues are close to the German border.
|iXS German Downhill Cup|
|May 26-28, 2017||iXS GDC #1||Winterberg||Germany|
|June 30-July 02, 2017||iXS GDC #2||Brandnertal||Austria|
|July 14-16, 2017||iXS GDC #3||Ilmenau||Germany|
|August 11-13, 2017||iXS GDC #4||Tabarz||Germany|
|September 01-03, 2017||iXS GDC #5||Klinovec||Czech Republic|
|September 22-24, 2017||iXS GDC #6||Thale||Germany|
|iXS Swiss Downhill Cup|
|June 09-11, 2017||iXS SDC #1||Morgins||Switzerland|
|July 28-30, 2017||iXS SDC #2||Schönried||Switzerland|
|August 18-20, 2017||iXS SDC #3||Wiriehorn||Switzerland|
|August 25-27, 2017||iXS SDC #4||Verbier||Switzerland|
|September 30-October 01, 2017||iXS SDC #5||Bellwald||Switzerland|
The Rookies Cup will also be continued, but we need some further days to finalize the schedule.
The iXS International Rookies Championships in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis will be hosted in early August. This special event will be broadcasted as a live stream on Pinkbike and should definitely be obligatory for every ambitioned young athlete.
|iXS Int. Rookies Champs|
|August 06, 2016||iXS IRC||Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis||Austria|
And of course, the iXS Downhill Cup will continue the commitment at South America. With two races and a new location we will deliver the perfect season opening in the southern hemisphere.
|iXS DH Cup South America|
|February 03-05, 2017||iXS SAC||Bariloche||Argentina|
|February 10-12, 2017||iXS SAC||Chillàn||Chile|