Final Results: European DH Cup Round 2 Kranjska Gora

May 3, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Photo: Rick Schubert

After the excitement of the first round of the iXS cup becoming a mini World Cup with riders practicing on the Maribor track before the real deal the second round would turn out to be just as intense. Following the forecast of extreme weather for Sunday the organisers decided to move finals to Saturday afternoon. A combination of tricky roots and plenty of mud the conditions made for some difficult racing for those who attempted the course.

In the Elite Men category, the top five would be split by over eight seconds with Kevin Maderegger coming out on top with a gap of 1.7 back to second place, Constantin Ruetsch. Brage Vestavik would finish the day third having looked quick all weekend, Matthias Hafner and Romain Croz would complete the podium. Lea Rutz would dominate the Elite Women's field with a margin of over 26 seconds back to Alessia Missiaggia in 2nd. Silja Frohlich would place third and be the only other rider to come within a minute of Rutz's time. Lisa Gava and Lisa Rohrbach would both finish around a minute and a half back from third place.

Elite Men:

1st. Kevin Maderegger: 3:04.926
2nd. Constantin Ruetsch: +1.716
3rd. Brage Vestavik: +4.830
4th. Matthias Hafner: +6.482
5th. Romain Croz: +8.184

Elite Women:

1st. Lea Rutz: 4:05.850
2nd. Alessia Missiaggia: +26.979
3rd. Silja Frohlich: +32.600
4th. Lisa Gava: +1:27.202
5th. Lisa Rohrbach: +1:33,626

Full Results:


  • + 12
 This Slovenia place seems to have heaps of great mountain biking kinda makes me want to go for a holiday
  • + 4
 You won't be disappointed.
  • + 2
 @dingus: Slovenia is such a good place to ride!. Especially staying at Ride Slovenia
  • + 2
 @hairy-g: whats the general cost of living like there compared to other places in europe
  • + 2
 @dirtbeard: Cheaper than Austria, Italy, more expensive than Poland.
  • + 4
 Brage Vestavik POV
  • + 3
 track looks more interesting than maribor. nice video.
  • + 2
 My god that track looked wild! Those roots!!
  • + 1
 pretty fast for an outside-facing footer
  • + 2
 The dude who won said it was his 1st downhill race on youtube.. can anyone confirm?
  • + 1
 No, he did already compete in DH races, but actually is a Enduro racer. (and only started Enduro 2 years ago, being a XC racer before)
  • + 1
 Can you share a link to the video? Thanks!
  • + 2
 @edspratt: i found a little mistake: Matthias Hafner from team Bikepark Albstadt / BikeparkShop was 4th.
  • + 2
 Onni Rainio, winner of PRO U19, would've been 3rd in Elite Men. Keep Your eyes open for this kid, he is 'kin fast!
  • + 2
 nicolas baechler is a beast
  • + 2
 Lea wins the women's by over 26s!!

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