Preview: European Four Cross Series 2017 – Leibstadt, Switzerland

Sep 21, 2017
by Florian Gärtner  
The next stop of the 13 races comprehensive European 4Cross Series is going to be in Switzerland this weekend. On Saturday the 23rd, as a part of the 6th Mountainbike-Festival Leibstadt, the fourth and last gold Event of the European 4Cross Series will go down. Racing action in a class of its own is expected.



The Festival


It's not possible to imagine the European 4Cross race calendar without the MTB-Festival Leibstadt. Top-class races take place in Leibstadt since 2011. As a multiple organiser of Swiss National Championships, the 4Cross Pro Tour as well as the European 4Cross Series, a lot can be expected from the Swiss promotor. Permanent hospitality and the balance-bike race provide the festival character. A bar with music and live video-streaming is going to ensure a big bike event.




The Race


Even though the racing season is slowly coming to an end, the tension is on its high point. The racers are going to battle in 8 different categories for the hotly contested points in the overall ranking. Can anyone in his category pre-decide the overall victory in the European 4Cross Series? The stage victory on the track is highly coveted as well, which will guarantee racing action at its finest.

European Four Cross Series 2017



The Track


The permanent 4Cross track, the only one in Switzerland, is well-liked by the racers and spectators. The 350-meter long track, which can be overviewed very well by the spectators from nearly any point, is considered as technically demanding. A weatherproof ground layer is also able to withstand any condition. Similar to the world-famous 4Cross tracks, Leibstadt offers a Pro-Line which lets the top riders jump up to 10 meters.



The Pros


In the end, it’s the athletes who are going to form an exciting event with thrilling race runs. Thus this event will not lack on battles with famous riders in Leibstadt. The entry list is filled with the absolute pros from the disciplines 4Cross, Downhill and Pumptrack.

Concentration.
Chaney Guennet (FRA)
The multiple Crankworx Pumptrack Challenge winner from France was always present in the front this year. His background in 4Cross and BMX makes him a hot candidate on the victory.

Mitja Ergaver
The 2016 4Cross world champion from Slovenia has always to be watched for surprises. And therefore we can await a lot from the former world champ.
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Simon Waldburger
The local hero and World Championship medallist is always among the top favourites. His results in Leibstadt display nearly no flaws.

Benedikt Last (GER)
The German National Champion plus World Championship finalist and medallist is always to be reckoned with. His surname “Last” serves as no more than camouflage.
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Noel Niederberger
The current best Swiss downhill racer already got on the podium at the JBC 4X Revelations 2017 and can call himself the Pumptrack World Champion. Although Niederberger is rarely met at 4Cross races, his 4Cross roots still make him a clear candidate for the victory.



Practice makes perfect

In the afternoon, the youngest also have the chance to make their first experience in a 4Cross race. On separate course for kids up to 5 years will compete on balance-bikes. The fun factor is the top priority.

4X ProTour Round 6 Leibstadt Switzerland



Livestream


For everyone that can’t follow the event on site, the race is being professionally broadcasted on www.swiss-sport.tv on Saturday the 23rd at 17:00 CEST.

Direct Link: http://4cross.eu/livestreams/leibstadt-2017


3 Comments

  • + 5
 Yyeeeaaaahhhhhh 4X!!
  • + 2
 Awesome! Love to see that big of a 4Cross Event! Definitely going to watch it live.
  • + 1
 4cross live, that's what we want to see!

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