DHC Reglement

Effective January 1st, 2024

Latest Update: June 3rd, 2024 §13, §18

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 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 Thursday, 23:59 one week 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 85 if received before the registration deadline, except for Swiss races, where the fee is Euro 105. This amount includes start fee, series fee and fees for the transportation from the finish area to the start via shuttle or lift/gondola.

After the registration deadline the fee increases to Euro 105 (Euro 125 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 Categories
Elite Men 2005 and older licence
Elite Women 2007 and older licence
Pro U19 male 2006 - 2007 licence
Pro U17 male 2008 - 2009 licence
Pro Masters 1989 and older licence / male
Open Men 1990 - 2005 licence and non-licence
Open Women 2007 and older licence and non-licence
Junior U19 2006 - 2007 non-licence / male
Youth U17 2008 - 2009 non-licence / male
Open U17 female 2008 - 2009 licence and non-licence / female
Rookies U15 2010 - 2011 licence and non-licence / male and female
Open Masters male 1980 - 1989 licence and non-licence / male
Open Masters 2 male 1979 and older licence and non-licence / male
Open Masters female 1989 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:

  • elbows
  • knees
  • back
  • chest
  • 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.

Action cameras are only permitted during training and must be attached to the helmet shield or a dedicated mount as specified by the helmet manufacturer. Chest mounts are not permitted.

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:

Rank Elite Men Elite Women Pro U19 Pro U17 Pro Masters
1 500 € 500 € 100 € 100 € 150 €
2 400 € 400 € 75 € 75 € 100 €
3 250 € 250 € 50 € 50 € 75 €
4 150 € 150 €
5 100 € 100 €
Total 1.400 € 1.400 € 225 € 225 € 325 €

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

Points in the final run: Men up to the 50th Place

Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
1 160 11 50 21 30 31 20 41 10
2 130 12 48 22 29 32 19 42 9
3 110 13 46 23 28 33 18 43 8
4 95 14 44 24 27 34 17 44 7
5 85 15 42 25 26 35 16 45 6
6 75 16 40 26 25 36 15 46 5
7 70 17 38 27 24 37 14 47 4
8 65 18 36 28 23 38 13 48 3
9 60 19 34 29 22 39 12 49 2
10 55 20 32 30 21 40 11 50 1

Points in the final run: Women, U19, U17, U15 and Masters up to the 20th place

Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
1 100 5 46 9 26 13 16 17 6
2 80 6 38 10 22 14 14 18 4
3 64 7 34 11 20 15 12 19 2
4 54 8 30 12 18 16 8 20 1

Points in the seeding run: Men up to the 30th place

Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
1 60  30  13 18  19  12  25 
2 50  8 28  14 17  20  11  26 
3 43  9 26  15 16  21  10  27 
4 38  10 24  16 15  22  28 
5 35 11 22 17 14 23 8 29 2
6 32 12 20 18 13 24 7 30 1

Points in the seeding run: Women, U19, U17, U15 and Masters up to the 10th place

Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
1 40 3 26 5 16 7 8 9 3
2 32 4 20 6 12 8 5 10 1

§ 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.