Effective January 1, 2024
Latest Update: February 26, 2024
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 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 fee includes 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.