iXS European Downhill Cup in Maribor/Slovenia

Sep 17, 2013 at 2:44
Sep 17, 2013
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On the last weekend in September, the iXS European Downhill Cup will head to Maribor in Slovenia. With one of the most popular downhill tracks, Maribor will once more be on the international stage in 2013.


Maribor is well known on the downhill scene for its high-class racing: the perfect location, a challenging course, beautiful scenery and a highly organised team are this year's ingredients for an unforgettable final weekend of the iXS European Cup. 300 riders from more than 20 nations will have to face the 2.6 km track with a total of 450 vertical meters descent on offer. Among the starters will be some of the biggest names of the scene and with everything still up for grabs, it will definitely be an interesting weekend!

Photo Thomas Dietze
Manon Carpenter (GBR - Madison Saracen DH Team), who went second in the last World Cup, is one of the odds-on favourites in the Elite Women category, due to her third place in the UCI rankings. One of her competitors is Myriam Nicole (FRA - Commencal/Riding Addiction), who reached third place in the World Cup in Hafjell/NOR last weekend and won the qualifying in Maribor in 2010. In the meantime, Zarja Cernilogar (SLO - Blackthorn GT) - pictured above - should be totally relaxed. Not only will the race be a homecoming for her, but in addition, her final result as this year's winner of the overall standings is already in the books.

Photo Thomas Dietze
In the Elite Men category, the intense battle is still on between Rémi Thirion (FRA - Commencal/Riding Addiction), World Cup winner of Vallnord/Andorra, Markus Pekoll (AUT - MS Mondraker Team) - pictured above - place 11 in the UCI rankings, Ruaridh Cunningham (GBR - Unior/Trek), winner of two EDC rounds and Robin Wallner (SWE - Team W-Racing) overall winner in 2012 and 25th in the last World Cup in Maribor.

With registration still open, the list of pros is getting longer and longer. Unfortunately, Maribor will be the last big event of the season, before a very long off-season, but it's set to be a huge weekend!

Photos © Thomas Dietze
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21 Comments

  • + 9
 definitely will be there to watch!
  • + 1
 and ride! Smile hey said the other tracks will be open so a bit of riding and a bit of watching the whole day Razz
  • + 5
 Bring back the world cup to this awesome DH track
  • + 1
 Yeah! Maribor really is something special. And with a bit of rain it could get very interesting!
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  • + 4
 Where is Solvenia?
Maybe Slovenia!!!
  • + 1
 In europe!!halo!!!!! where i Canada or Candaia hehehe
  • + 1
 Learn English, nazdar Czech. Smile
  • + 2
 I dont need english
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  • + 1
 Flippin Video Game Feel to that video, especially with the tunes!
What an Amazing track. Jealous I'm not one of those Guys Wink
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  • + 2
 Track looks awesome! Wish i could be there! Smile
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  • + 2
 I believe the guy in the picture isn't Thirion, but Pekoll Wink
  • + 3
 "Markus Pekoll (AUT - MS Mondraker Team) - pictured above" ....
  • + 5
 They fixed it Smile
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  • + 2
 Will be a nice time. Living 30 minutes from there. YAAAY
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  • + 1
 Pohorje is very very intersting to ride Big Grin
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  • + 1
 Thats goin on this wkend! worldcup this wkend to!
  • + 2
 Nope, Maribor is last weekend of September, the race will be on 29th. Leogang is this weekend, 22nd Sept.
  • + 1
 Haha yeah i read it wrong! cool man.
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  • + 1
 Those ano blue handlebars. What make are they?
  • + 1
 Funn fatboy probably
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