10th season of European downhill series starting in Slovenia again. On wet roots, it seems.
For third year in a row Kranjska Gora, the ski resort in North-Western Slovenia, will host a round of iXS European Downhill Cup. For second year it is also the opening race of the season.
Over 350 riders from 26 countries are expected to turn up for the race, including some notable World Cup names. They will again race on the 2 km track with an elevation drop of 300 m. Find list of registered riders here.
The event will be organized by the experienced Bike Park Kranjska Gora crew. They will hold another race a week later, a UCI Class 2 race, second round of Unior Downhill Cup.
Jure Žabjek was fast in Lošinju and Lourdes this year. Photo by Klemen Humar.
Friday May 5th
10.00-12.00 – Course walk
12.00-18.00 – Training
Saturday May 6th
9.00-14.00 – Training
14.30 – Qualification
Sunday May 7th
8.00-12.00 – Training
12.30 – Finals
… Award presentation
Monika Hrastnik has been 3rd and 2nd last year, what’s next? Photo by Marko Obid.
Weather forecast shows we are very likely to have a wet weekend which will make the track with famous root sections and even some clay very difficult.
In top photo: 2016 Kranjska Gora winner Johannes Fischbach who will miss this year’s race due to collarbone injury. Photo by Benjamin Prescher/extreme-pics.de