iXS Downhill Cup



Last update January 6, 2021

Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, it is possible that the timetable will be changed or made more specific in order to avoid gathering of people and to allow sufficient distance.

Day Description Time
Thursday Riders Confirmation 17h00 - 19h00
Friday Riders Confirmation 09h00 - 16h00
On Foot Course Inspection 10h00 - 12h00

Official Training
12h00 - 19h00

Obligatory Training all classes
16h00 - 19h00
Riders Confirmation 08h00 - 09h00

Race Office from 08h00
Obligatory Training all classes
07h00 - 11h00

Obligatory Training Elite/Pro classes 11h00 - 12h00
Non Stop Training Elite/Pro classes 12h00 - 13h00
Track is closed 13h00 - 13h30
Seeding Run from 13h30
Sunday Race Office from 08h00

Official Training all classes 07h00 - 10h00

Official Training Elite/Pro classes 10h00 - 11h00

Track is closed 11h00 - 11h30

Final Run from 11h30

Awards Ceremony about 30 min after race


Latest Update: January 6, 2021


The series consists of four separate international races. All races are financial, legal and sporting independent. The General Regulations and the UCI Rules apply to all races.

Since 2020 there is only an international ranking over all riders irrespective of the nationality. The total result consists of five seeding run and five final results. The results will be published on www.ixsdownhillcup.com. To solve the problem of recruitment, the races are open to all professional and hobby riders.

§ 1 Registration

Every rider has to use the registration form on www.ixsdownhillcup.com. Licensed riders have to include the UCI ID.

Unlicenced riders under age of 18 require a declaration of consent by their parents or other legal guardian. They have to deliver the signed form at the number board handing out.

The transfer/delivery of a starting slot to third parties is always precluded.

§ 2 Registration time limit

Registration and payment deadline is always on Tuesday 24h00 before the races. If the registered starter cannot attend the race, they have no right to reclaim the registration fee. If the registration quota is reached the organizers reserve the right to close registration prematurely. There is no claim for a late registration on site.

The registration will be valid when the registration process is completed and the PayPal payment was made. If the fee is received on the account a confirmation e-mail will be sent.

§ 3 Registration Fee/Transportation Fee

The fee to attend the race is Euro 60, if received one week before the races, except for Swiss races, there is the fee Euro 80 and the race in Bulgaria, there is the fee Euro 50. This fee includes transportation from the finish area to the start via shuttle or lift/gondola.

After the registration deadline the fee increases to Euro 80 (Switzerland Euro 100, Bulgaria Euro 70), that means the fee for late registrations is Euro 20.

Participants must bear the additional handling fee.

§ 4 Number plates

Every rider gets a new number board at every race. Number plates must be fixed in front of the handlebar and should readable throughout the competition. It is strictly prohibited to alter the number boards in any manner.

Start numbers may be reserved for registered riders and allocated according to UCI rankings and iXS Downhill Cup rankings.

The placing of additional advertisement on the number boards is strictly prohibited.

§ 5 Starters

The races are open to professionals and hobby riders.

§ 6 Starting interval

Starting interval between riders is 30 seconds, except the best 10 riders of the Elite Men class, where there will be an interval of 1 minute.

§ 7 Starting order

The organizers will publish the start list at least one hour before the race begins.

All starting times are binding. In case of delays or interruptions the starting order is to be maintained.

For the final run, the starting order will be in accordance with the results of the seeding run. The order in the seeding run complies with the current UCI-ranking and the current total results of the series.

§ 8 DNF - Did Not Finish

To compete in the final race run, all riders must start their seeding run/qualification and cross the start line. It is not necessary to cross the finish line (DNF). Riders listed as DNF will be added near or at the front of the race category for the race run.

§ 9 Red Flag

If a competitor’s run is interrupted by a red flag the competitor must report this immediately to the race commission.

In case of the run will be restarted the competitor have to go back to the start immediately without altering his equipment. The race commission will communicate the new start time.

§ 10 Classification

Class Year of Birth Category
Elite Men: 2004 and older (licence)
Open Men: 1992 - 2002 (licence and non-licence)
Elite Women: 2004 and older (licence)
Open Women: 2006 and older (licence and non-licence)
Pro U19 male: 2003 - 2004 (licence)
Junior U19: 2003 - 2004 (non-licence / male)
Pro U17 male: 2005 - 2006 (licence)
Youth U17: 2005 - 2006 (non-licence / male)
Pro Masters: 1991 and older (licence / male)
Open Masters: 1991 - 1982 (licence and non-licence / male)
Open Masters 2: 1981 and older (licence and non-licence / male)

The participants of the Men, Women and Masters categories can choose between Elite/Pro and Open class level during the registration process. For the Elite and Pro classes an UCI-Licence is required. The Open classes are open for licence and non-licence riders. It is not possible to change classes during the season.

§ 11 Compulsory training

All competitors must ride two practice runs during the obligatory training session. The training runs will be registered and the riders can start at the seeding run only with the registration. Each compulsory training run must begin from the official starting point and must end in the finish area.

§ 12 Equipment

The following safety gear is required for every racer: Protectors for:

- elbows (not required in Switzerland and Bulgaria)
- knees
- back
- chest (not required in Switzerland and Bulgaria)
- full face helmet
- gloves with full hand protection

In additional it is recommended to wear a neck brace.

Integral helmets (full-face helmets) must be certified to the following standards:
- MTB Downhill helmet certified to EN1078 and ASTM F1952
- Motocross helmet certified to ECE 22-05 „P“, „NP“, „J“ or SNELL M 2010 or SNELL M 2015

Helmet straps must be closed on course.

The local organizer is responsible for enforcing compliance with gear regulations. Failure to comply with gear regulations will result in disqualification.

§ 13 Technical condition of bikes, equipment and clothing

Every rider is responsible for the bike, the material and the protection equipment. The condition, quality and construction are to ensure the safety for riders, competitors or other persons. The equipment/safety gear must be marked with a seal of approval of an international inspecting authority.

The competition regulations of the respective national federations apply in the entirety, e.g. the paragraph 4 of „Wettkampfbestimmung Mountainbike“ of the BDR, chapter 3 paragraph 3 of the national reglement of Swiss Cycling, paragraph 3 of "Wettfahrbestimmungen Mountainbike" of the ÖRV. In additional the organization refers to the safety rules and racing agreement defined by the UCI.

Headphones and earplugs are not allowed during training or race runs.

§ 14 Awards Ceremony

The first five riders will be honoured with a ceremony, 30 min after the race. The first three riders will get trophies. A subsequent handing out of trophies or prizes is not possible.

Whilst attending the podiums, all riders must wear their race kit or a copy of (jersey and trousers/pants).

§ 15 Prize money one-day race

Prize money will be paid directly after the ceremony on presentation of a valid licence at the organization office, in local currency. The organization is not responsible for paying the prize money at a later date.

Prize money for each licence category is defined by the BDR, ÖRV, Swiss Cycling resp. other national federations or UCI. In general, the following prize money scheme should be used (except iXS DHC - #9 Bellwald):

Place Elite Men
Elite Women Pro U19 Pro U17 Pro Masters
1 250 € 250 € 60 € 40 € 60 €
2 200 € 200 € 50 € 35 € 50 €
3 150 € 150 € 45 € 30 € 45 €
4 125 € 125 €

5 100 € 100 €

90 € 90 €

80 € 80 €

70 € 70 €

Total 1.065 € 1.065 € 155 € 105 € 155 € 2.545 €

For the race in Bellwald the prize money is defined by Swiss Cycling as follow:

Place Elite Men
Elite Women Pro U19 Pro U17 Pro Masters
1 290 CHF
290 CHF
90 CHF 40 CHF 90 CHF
2 230 CHF
230 CHF 75 CHF 35 CHF 75 CHF
3 175 CHF
175 CHF 55 CHF 30 CHF 55 CHF
4 145 CHF
145 CHF
35 CHF

5 115 CHF
115 CHF
30 CHF

105 CHF
105 CHF

95 CHF
95 CHF

85 CHF
85 CHF

Total 1.240 CHF 1.240 CHF 285 CHF 105 CHF 220 CHF 3.090CHF

§ 16 Awards Ceremony overall ranking

The awards ceremony of the international ranking will be executed at the very last race of the season.

§ 17 Prize money overall ranking

For the overall ranking the prize money is determined for the subsequent classes as follow:

Place Elite Men
Elite Women Pro U19 Pro U17 Pro Masters
1 500 € 150 € 100 € 100 € 150 €
2 400 € 100 € 75 € 75 € 100 €
3 250 € 75 € 50 € 50 € 75 €
4 150 €

5 100 €

Total 1.400 € 325 € 225 € 225 € 325 € 2.500 €

The series prize money will be paid directly after the ceremony on presentation of a valid licence at the finish area. The prizes listed above are gross prizes. Due to legal requirements the series´ organization is bounded to transfer the tax, therefore only net amounts will be paid.

The Open-categories will get non-cash prizes during the awards ceremony.

In case of equal number of points the latest result will apply.

§ 18 Points for total results

The overall result consists of the results of four seeding runs and four final runs.

The total result will be published on www.ixsdownhillcup.com.

Points in the final run: Men up to the 50th Place

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 160 11 50 21 30 31 20 41 10
2 130 12 48 22 29 32 19 42 9
3 110 13 46 23 28 33 18 43 8
4 95 14 44 24 27 34 17 44 7
5 85 15 42 25 26 35 16 45 6
6 75 16 40 26 25 36 15 46 5
7 70 17 38 27 24 37 14 47 4
8 65 18 36 28 23 38 13 48 3
9 60 19 34 29 22 39 12 49 2
10 55 20 32 30 21 40 11 50 1

Points in the final run: Women, U19, U17 and Masters up to the 20th place

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 100 5 46 9 26 13 16 17 6
2 80 6 38 10 22 14 14 18 4
3 64 7 34 11 20 15 12 19 2
4 54 8 30 12 18 16 8 20 1

Points in the seeding run: Men up to the 30th place

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 60
13 18
2 50
8 28
14 17
3 43
9 26
15 16
4 38
10 24
16 15
5 35 11 22 17 14 23 8 29 2
6 32 12 20 18 13 24 7 30 1

Points in the seeding run: Women, U19, U17 and Masters up to the 10th place

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 40 3 26 5 16 7 8 9 3
2 32 4 20 6 12 8 5 10 1

§ 19 UCI-Points (only in the finals)

The functionaries are responsible for submit the results for the points of UCI.

§ 20 Protest

According to the national sports regulations any objections raised against results or disqualifications as well as reporting any contravening of the rules should be addressed to the race commission.

§ 21 Responsibilities

Riders attend the race on their own account and at their own risk. The rider is responsible for the safety of his bike and clothes. The organization is not responsible and cannot be held responsible for any injuries and damages as results of any action during the whole racing weekend.

All riders are responsible for insurance cover concerning damages based on the participations in the race.

The German law applies for all legal technicalities.

§ 22 Waiver of liability

The participations dispense with the registration altogether regarding indemnity claim or regress towards the organizer, designee, commissaries, authorities or other person in association with the event.

The liability waiver comes into effect upon registration with the organization. Over and above this no further claims can be made. Specifically excluded from liability are intercycle AG, Sports Nut GmbH and Racement GmbH. The organization keeps the right to make any necessary changes or even to cancel the whole race according to safety problems, official orders, government laws and other unforeseen events at any time in the race without obligations regarding indemnifications.

The subscribers of the registration accept the terms and conditions of the regulations concerning the implementation of the competition, other specific determinations of the event and the responsibilities and waiver of liability.

The participants confirmed explicitly the correctness of all data of the registration.

§ 23 Withdrawal

The racing officials hold the right to withdraw starters if they feel there is a danger for the starter or any other person.

The racing doctor can advise the race organisers that due to medical reasons a rider should be withdrawn from the event. If the race organiser follow the recommendation, the rider will have their number board removed and will be withdrawn from the event. The withdrawn rider will not be eligible for a refund or a transfer.

If the race organisers believe a rider is not capable to tackle the race course they reserve the right to withdraw the rider from the event on grounds of their safety and that of the other riders and spectators. The withdrawn rider will not be eligible for a refund or a transfer.

§ 24 Data protection

By submitting an application to take part in a race the participants also allow the Cup organization and the event organizers to use personal data for campaigns and activities connected to the events. The organizers shall have unlimited rights to publish pictures and video material of the participants, to forward these to press representatives and to use them for marketing activities. There is no factual and time limitation.