Rookies Events Every Day
PROPAIN Rookies Cup | VPACE Kids Cup
In the past, the standard phrase in the festival's daily review was that the first day is traditionally dedicated to the rookies. And yes, that won't be entirely wrong this time either, because after all the VPACE Kids Cup and the PROPAIN Rookies Cup will take place on Thursday. More than 300 young athletes, aged from 5 years upwards, will participate in races in downhill format, which is quite remarkable.
On Thursday, as always, the rookie races will take place in the downhill format - but this year, the program for the rookies will be expanded.
Orbea Rookies Enduro Challenge
But this year the program for the young guns doesn't stop there, because on the other days there will also be competitions where the rookies can once again go fast or show remarkable style.
On Friday there will be the Orbea Rookies Enduro Challenge. According to the format Enduro, it starts from the start/finish area in smaller guided groups on the track. After a few kilometers with not too many meters of altitude, there will be two stages on the program, which can be ridden twice. In between, the lift will take you comfortably to the top. About two or three hours later, everyone will be back at the finish line to hand in their transponders and to get the results.
Also in the 'Enduro' format, the youngsters will not be neglected thanks to the Orbea Rookies Enduro Challenge.
BMO 4X Rumble
On Saturday, a completely different discipline will follow. Here, the BMO 4X Rumble is on the agenda. And even though the 4X ProTour is one of the highest racing series in the world, consideration will be given to the next generation. The Rookies classes are offered here on a regular basis, so that an exciting competition is also available for younger riders in head-to-head mode.
Exciting head-to-head racing action will be provided by the BMO 4X Rumble, which will once again feature rookie classes.
VPACE Rookies Jam
And then there's the topic of style - for some perhaps even the most important thing in general - but at this point we mean style in jumping. The VPACE Rookies Jam is a format that focuses on two types of jumping. One is about whip off and one is about dirt jump. On Sunday, both will be tried on a jump at the Jumpline until there is a small jam at the end where everyone can show what they are capable of. This format is an absolute novelty, which the rookies have absolutely earned. And what better place to do it than at the iXS Dirt Masters.
Style is an important topic for the kids today, which is why there will be a jam specifically for this purpose on Sunday.