Finally it is here: the race calendar of the iXS Downhill Cup Series and the Specialized Rookies Cup 2018! There are 20 different races on the agenda this upcoming season and with the dates, we also introduce a huge change in the iXS Downhill Cup’s structure!
Is it November already? You know what that means, right? It is time to announce the dates for the upcoming iXS Downhill season. So grab a pen and save the dates! This season, we have 20 races in 6 countries in stock for you. Last season 2.512 athletes from 41 different nations competed 6.352 times in our races. Alone in the Rookies Cup there were 905 talented riders, 200(!) of them in the youngest categories. Let the numbers speak for themselves: this is how popular the iXS Cup has become!
iXS European Downhill Cup
iXS Downhill Cup
In addition, there will be some structural changes within the iXS Downhill Cup. What have been the iXS Swiss and iXS German Downhill Cup will merge to form the new iXS Downhill Cup, while both EDC and Specialized Rookies Cup remain exactly as they were.
(Read more about the reasons for and the details of this change here.)
The iXS Downhill Cup will include all the races with a rather national character and will crown both a German champion in Thale and a Swiss Champion in Bellwald. The riders are allowed to include 5 different races of their own choosing into their rankings.
Specialized Rookies Cup
After the Specialized Rookies Cup presented by iXS increased the number of races to 6 in 2017, there will be again 6 races this upcoming season. In addition to 4 well-known venues, we added another 2 new ones to the mix, including one race in Italy and one in Schöneck, to keep challenging our rookies and helping them improve their skills!
iXS International Rookies Championships
And there is one more thing: Listen up rookies and save the date! At the first weekend in August the MTB Festival in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis will host the 2018 International Rookies Championships.