2011 iXS European Downhill Cup Heads To Todtnau Bike Park
The iXS European Downhill Cup will see one of Germany’s most famous venues, Todtnau Bike Park, reopen for the 2011 season. The 2.7 km long course with a 300 m altitude difference is sure to spice up the competition.
The 2011 iXS European Downhill Cup is scheduled to visit Todtnau, Germany from May 21-22. After completing their first performance challenge in Monte Tamaro, the bikers are now focusing on gaining points for the overall ranking list.
The road gap, numerous drops, and difficult root areas make the Todtnau Bike Park a genuine challenge and thus the perfect location for the European Downhill Cup.
As expected, the 2011 start list filled quickly and includes many international top riders.
Favorites like Markus Pekoll and Nick Beer are guaranteed to be in the starting line-up of the men's competition. Some other names worth mentioning are Joshua Button, Brook MacDonald, Luke Strobel, and German Champion Marcus Klausmann, who is a serious contender for a podium spot here on his home course.
In addition to the race in Todtnau, there will be an exhibition area, including personal appearances by the Canfield Brothers and Chris Canfield from the USA. Other teams will also be on site, allowing visitors to take an interesting look behind the scenes of the iXS European Downhill.
One of the most beautiful races of the European series was staged last weekend in Pila. The cup’s penultimate race attracted 320 riders from 15 countries.
Zermatt, Switzerland has been chosen as the venue for the first year of the iXS European Championships. The event is scheduled for August 27th and 28th, 2011.