iXS Announces Calendar for 2011 Downhill Cups

Schedule for the European, Swiss, German and Rookie Downhill Cup series in the spring, summer and fall.

Source: iXS

Julien Camellini during last year's iXS European Downhill Cup at Pila, Italy. Photo: Thomas Dietze.

iXS recently released the 2011 schedule for the European, Swiss, German and Rookie Downhill Cup series in the spring, summer and fall. The first of six European Downhill Cups kicks off all racing April 30-May 1, at Monte Tamaro, Switzerland. The iXS European Championships, featuring downhill and “fourcross,” are slated for late August in Zermatt, Switzerland.

The iXS national series—German and Swiss—continue in 2011 with five stops in Switzerland and four in Germany. Also, three events for all ages and levels—the iXS Rookie Cup—are on the calendar in Germany. The full calendar follows (more information here):

European Downhill Cup
April 30-May 1: iXS European Downhill Cup #1, at Monte Tamaro, Switzerland
May 21-22: iXS European Downhill Cup #2, at Todtnau, Germany
June 18-19: iXS European Downhill Cup #3, at Leogang, Austria
July 30-31: iXS European Downhill Cup #4, at Špičák, Czech Republic
Aug. 13-14: iXS European Downhill Cup #5, at Pila, Italy
Aug. 27-28: iXS European Championships DHI/4X, at Zermatt, Switzerland
Sept. 17-18: iXS European Downhill Cup #6, at Châtel, France

Swiss Downhill Cup
July 2-3.07: iXS Swiss Downhill Cup #1, at Chur
July 16-17: iXS Swiss Downhill Cup #2, at Wiriehorn
Aug. 20-21: iXS Swiss Downhill Cup #3, at Anzère
Sept. 10-11: iXS Swiss Downhill Cup #4, at Disentis
Oct. 1-2: iXS Swiss Downhill Cup #5, at Bellwald

German Downhill Cup
June 4-5.06: iXS German Downhill Cup #1, at Winterberg*
July 9-10: iXS German Downhill Cup #2, at Ilmenau
July 23-24: iXS German Downhill Cup #3 + DM, at Bad Wildbad
Sept. 24-25: iXS German Downhill Cup #4, at Thale

Rookies Cup
June 2: iXS Rookies Cup #1, at Winterberg, Germany*
Aug. 6-7: iXS Rookies Cup #2, at Steinach, Germany
Oct. 8-9: iXS Rookies Cup #3, at Ochsenkopf, Germany

*A highlight on this year’s program is the iXS Dirt Masters Festival, first weekend in June, at Bikepark Winterberg. Once again, organizers expect to see 1,500 competitors and as many as 30,000 visitors for the weekend of biking, music and industry happenings.

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