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    DHC & Kids Cup #2

Registration for the second race of the iXS Downhill Cup and the VPAVE Kids Cup opens today. Once again, the bike festival in Willingen is the venue for round number two. Action, fun and excitement are once again guaranteed. Find out what else awaits you in Willingen here!

In the past of downhill sports, Willingen was a legendary venue for the Downhill World Cup. The course has remained relatively unchanged since the 2000s. However, 2 years ago it was extended and improved especially for the iXS DHC. Last year, this ensured a truly breathtaking result for the German Championships.

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Surprising twist ♻️

The elite men had a close race on the short but demanding course. Max Hartenstern seemed to be on course for the title, but then U19 rider Henri Kiefer surprised everyone with the best time of the day. This led to an unexpected turn of events, which Max Hartenstern had already experienced twice before at German championships.

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Henri Kiefer wins the title of German champion

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Nina Hoffmann won the women's title

Bike Festival 🚲

Alongside the iXS Dirt Masters, the Bike Festival in Willingen is another annual highlight for bike freaks from all over the world. With exciting competitions, test tracks and a diverse supporting program, it attracts thousands of visitors. The weekend is full of action, adrenaline and the latest bike trends that are not to be missed.

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The Expo area in Willingen

Kids Cup 🎈

The VPACE Kids Cup is already entering its second round. The series for our youngest racers is once again more popular than ever this season. If you want to take part, you have to be fast. The kids are guaranteed to have fun again on this track, but there are also many other highlights awaiting them off the track.

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Registration ✍🏽

Willingen, located in the heart of the Sauerland, is not only known for its picturesque nature, but also for its versatile bike park - the MTB Zone Bikepark Willingen. Registration for the iXS Downhill Cup and the VPACE Kids Cup opens today, March 26, at 5:00 pm. Once again, it's time to be quick before all the starting places are taken!

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