Effectiv from: January 1, 2024
Latest Update: November 16, 2023
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 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 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 85 € if received before the registration deadline, except for Swiss races, where the fee is 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 105 € (125 € 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.