The Future Is Now: IXS International Rookie Championships at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

Aug 6, 2017 at 11:25
by Racement  



The future is now—nothing could describe it any better way to what we witnessed today at the IXS Int. Rookies Championships in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. The youngest racers from all over the world came to the Austrian mountains to race against each other and to fight for the unofficial world title. With two days of sunny weather and great racing the riders prepared themselves racing the iXS Rookies Cup on friday and saturday. Well, the sunshine was gone this morning and just like the big boys racing the World Cup in Mont Saint Anne the youngsters had to deal with harsh conditions.

Not afraid of getting soaked the riders lined up to race and attack as hard as they could, delivering some spectacular runs and intense battles.


It was a great scenery as the day started with the final practise session
It was a great scenery as the day started with the final practice session

Team work makes the dream work
Team work makes the dream work

The day started with pretty much perfect riding conditions and the best grip level you can have
The day started with pretty much perfect riding conditions and the best grip level you can have

It is crazy how quick these little racers are going and how well they manage such a hard track
It is crazy how quick these little racers are going and how well they manage such a hard track

The fog did not dissapear the whole day a would bring the rain just in time for the finals
The fog did not disappear the whole day a would bring the rain just in time for the finals

Serfaus knows how to set up a finish area
Serfaus knows how to set up a finish area

The kids all ride and they do it with style
The kids all ride and they do it with style

Jackson Goldstone put in the effort riding countless runs in the early practise session
Jackson Goldstone put in the effort riding countless runs in the early practice session

It was a big slip and slide what did not always end good
It was a big slip and slide what did not always end good

The Austrian Liam Reiner stormed into second
The Austrian Liam Reiner stormed into second

Henri Kiefer is one of the most talented riders out there winning the U13 male category by almost 20 seconds
Henri Kiefer is one of the most talented riders out there winning the U13 male category by almost 20 seconds

Podium Kids U13 male with Liam Reiner Henri Kiefer and Lars Buengen
Podium Kids U13 male with Liam Reiner, Henri Kiefer and Lars Buengen

Drifting was one of the skills you needed to take the win
Drifting was one of the skills you needed to take the win

Leona Pieririni from France took the win in the Kids U15 female category
Leona Pieririni from France took the win in the Kids U15 female category

Podium Kids U15 female with Camille Remacle Leona Pierrini and Charlotte Wolfson
Podium Kids U15 female with Camille Remacle, Leona Pierrini and Charlotte Wolfson

The Flying Dutch man Ike Klaassen missed the podium by one spot
The Flying Dutch man Ike Klaasen missed the podium by one spot

The finish area was more like a huge swimming pool
The finish area was more like a huge swimming pool

Felix Schumann rode his Specialized into third place
Felix Schumann rode his Specialized into third place

A bit gutted but still stoked with his second place finisher Jackson Goldstone
A bit gutted but still stoked with his second place finisher, Jackson Goldstone

Nuno Zuzarte Reis ended his winning run with a big splash
Nuno Zuzarte Reis ended his winning run with a big splash

Podium Kids U15 male with Jackson Goldstone Nuno Zuzarte Reis and Felix Schumann
Podium Kids U15 male with Jackson Goldstone, Nuno Zuzarte Reis and Felix Schumann

Atherton Racing Academy youngster Mille Johnset battled hard but could not match the speed and had to settle for second
Atherton Racing Academy youngster Mille Johnset battled hard but could not match the speed and had to settle for second

After winning the Rookies Cup the day before Vali Hoell had no problem to get up to race pace
After winning the Rookies Cup the day before Vali Hoell had no problem to get up to race pace

Vali Hoell with a big and well deserved grin after crossing the finish line with a massive advantage of 20 seconds
Vali Hoell with a big and well-deserved grin after crossing the finish line with a massive advantage of 20 seconds

Podium Youth U17 female with Mille Johnset Vali Hoell and Ottilia Jones Johansson
Podium Youth U17 female with Mille Johnset, Vali Hoell, and Ottilia Jones Johansson

The Slovenian Marko Niemiz had a stellar run taking the title in the Youth U17 male category
The Slovenian Marko Niemiz had a stellar run taking the title in the Youth U17 male category

With a crash right out of the gate James Elliott still managed to take a top 10 spot
With a crash right out of the gate James Elliott still managed to take a top 10 spot

Zan Pirs of the Sinter Brakes Team pushed hard and made it happen coming in third
Zan Pirs of the Sinter Brakes Team pushed hard and made it happen to come in third

Marc Hoell split the Slovenien duo and took second place in front of his home crowd
Marc Hoell split the Slovenian duo and took second place in front of his home crowd

Marko Niemiz was one of the first riders and had to wait for almost one hour untill it was clear he had won
Marko Niemiz was one of the first riders and had to wait for almost one hour until it was clear he had won

Podium Youth U17 male with Marc Hoell Marko Niemiz and Zan Pirs
Podium Youth U17 male with Marc Hoell, Marko Niemiz and Zan Pirs

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6 Comments

  • + 0
 we be soooooooo cool to have the whistler cup mtb dh/xc.................


just like in the winter.
  • + 1
 Portuguese kid faster than Goldstone! What a year for Portugal. Força!
  • + 0
 e mais rápido mesmo que os u17
  • + 0
 yeah Lars & Felix! Rookie Camp is LIT!!!
  • - 1
 Yeah Vali! Well done. So stocked!

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