It was worth the wait! The race series starts mid-May and finishes mid-September.
It was worth the wait! In 2019 the Unior Downhill Cup race series will unite five events. The first one is in Croatia, followed by four in Slovenia, including the Slovenian National Championships.
2018 Lošinj World Cup
We are starting on May 11 and 12 at the venue of last year’s opening round of World Cup on the island of Lošinj. The short track with not much of an elevation drop was still praised by the downhill world. It’s technical, attractive and offers a lot of different lines. Not to mention the atmosphere when you start the season on a Mediterranean island. Hosted by MTB Trbovlje and AK Lošinj. With UCI Class 1 points too.
Maribor follows a week later on May 18 and 19. Just three weeks after the World Cup on the same track. The dirt will just cool down from World’s best. No doubt that they will again proclaim the track as one of the best in the World so it should be good enough for UDC as well. Hosted by the World Cup team of DGK Pohorje and Bike park Pohorje.
Last DH Javor in 2015, do you recognize the top 5?
On June 22 and 23 a classic returns. The Downhill Javor in Trbovlje will celebrate its 20-year anniversary. So the organizers from MTB Trbovlje will be putting on two events this year. On this one on tehir home track they will also be handing out National Championships jerseys and medals. This will be the 28th set in case you are interested. The track will be the classic one.
After the summer break (not for everyone) another classic returns on August 24 and 25, a neo-classic: Downhill Sorca at Soriška planina ski resort by MTB železniki and Soriška planina center. We missed this one last year, not just the race, the party and concert as well.
On September 14 and 15 Bike & fun park Cerkno will be hosting the series final. It is the venue of the 2017 National Championships and home of the fastest chairlift of the series. The only thing even much faster that the uplift is the track on which hopefully the overall titles will be decided. The event is hosted by ŠD Pedal.
Unior Downhill Cup 2019
May 11/12 – DH Lošinj (UCI C1)
May 18/19 – DH Maribor
June 22/23 – DH Javor (CN)
August 24/25 – DH Sorica
September 14/15 – DH Cerkno
Unior Tools remains the title sponsor of the series. Other sponsors are Monster Energy, Cycling Federation of Slovenia, Wolf Group and media partner mtb.si.
Downhillers, are you ready for an epic season?
Photos by Klemen Humar