ESPN announced today that Mountain Bike Slopestyle has been added as an event for the Munich stop of the six city X Games world tour. From June 27-30, 2013, spectators will be able to watch competitors flip and spin on the slopestyle course to be constructed next to the Munich Olympic Park.
According to Tim Reed, X Games senior director of content strategy, slopestyle “was an event that the locals felt very strongly about and felt it was relevant. The hill has a great elevation change, so we figured it out."
|Seven months after announcing the X Games would grow to six cities in 2013, ESPN on Monday revealed a diverse list of sports and disciplines that will take place at each of the six stops -- including the three new sites in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, Barcelona and Munich. It will be a mix of old and new, with local input weighing heavily, as event organizers crafted a docket reflective of regional cultures but also intended to present a global and comprehensive action-sports showcase throughout the series. Eight sports -- including Mountain Bike Slopestyle (in Munich) for the first time -- and 26 disciplines will be part of the show in the coming year. Other notable additions include BMX Freestyle Dirt (in Foz do Iguacu), a back-to-roots discipline that features natural-surface jumps, and Women's Skateboard Park (in Barcelona), which puts women in the concrete bowl for the first time since 2003.|
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