Leogang to Allow Spectators for the DH & XC World Cups

May 20, 2021 at 7:06
by Ed Spratt  

The Organisers of the Leogang DH and XC World Cups have announced that a limited number of spectators can attend the races in June.

After the shortened 2020 season and the first two rounds of this year's XC World Cup, we became used to seeing the top level of racing without the sight of packed rows of spectators at the side of the course. But we may be seeing things start to go back to normal as the Leogang World Cup are now selling tickets to attend the DH and XC World Cups next month.

bigquotes2021 the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will stop again in Saalfelden Leogang! In the cross country and downhill disciplines, the mountain bike elite fights for important points in the MTB World Cup in the Epic Bikepark Leogang!

The best thing about it: This year a limited number of viewers is possible. Get your ticket to the races in Saalfelden Leogang. We only have assigned seats. The places will be allocated after the orders have been received (first come first serve). You cannot choose your seat (i.e. there is no seating plan booking).

You have to print out the ticket or bring it as a mobile ticket in your wallet app on the phone, along with an FFP2 mask and a confirmation of vaccinated, recovered or tested to your Out of Bounds day.
Saalfelden Leogang

The tickets for this year's Leogang World Cup are available to purchase with options to attend the DH qualifying and XCC on Friday, DH finals on Saturday and XC racing on Sunday. While spectators are welcomed back to World Cup racing the numbers of very limited with just 600 spaces for Friday and Saturday's racing. The XC race on Sunday sees a slight increase to 700 available spots to watch the racing in person.

You can find out more and book your tickets here.


  • 51 0
 Well I guess I had better make some noise then
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 Want to be able to hear your watching from Scotland!
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 Burno voice: Ahuck Yah!
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flag Rich-Izinia (May 20, 2021 at 9:39) (Below Threshold)
 Do me a favor and leave the chainsaws at home. I get where it came from and all, but I can’t be the only one who finds it annoying.
  • 43 14
 @Rich-Izinia: You might actually be the only one.
  • 24 24
 @Rich-Izinia: i‘m with you on this one!
  • 5 3
 I just got vaccinated. I'll bring a chainsaw and a beer box!
  • 5 4
 @Bureb: Welcome to vaccinated, the genetically modified club?
  • 2 0
 @aljoburr: such a weird world
  • 33 1
 Life is getting back to normal people! DH racing with fans. Cannot wait.
  • 9 0
 Nature is healing.
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flag jrocksdh (May 20, 2021 at 16:29) (Below Threshold)
 Ya there a little late.
Superbowl=super spreader event= nope
Florida spiring break=super spreader=no
Opening schools... nope
Other than coming out with vacs at unbelievable pace, the CD has failed.
  • 26 1
 Good! F*CK covid
  • 33 13
 Thank god....outdoor events have really never been an issue and now that a vaccine is available in most wealthy countries there no reason to have limitations. If you have the vaccine, have had covid in the last 9 months, or simply arn't worried about it because you in a low-risk category you should be able to get back to normal.
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flag HankDamage (May 20, 2021 at 12:26) (Below Threshold)
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flag Rabbuit (May 20, 2021 at 16:40) (Below Threshold)
 You might be in a low risk category, but the older milf (or dilf for the ladies reading) you are plowing might not be, the vaccine also protects others Smile

Either way, cant wait for the racing to start!!!
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flag jrocksdh (May 20, 2021 at 19:35) (Below Threshold)
 Meanwhile, Biden's open border policy removed the covid restrictions to illegals.l today. Please prepare, USA is not going down a good path.
  • 8 3
 @jrocksdh: Goin down an awesome path bud, relax.
  • 7 1
 @gemma8788: love this attitude. Fear mongering is fun and all, but I find optimism even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges a much more uplifting experience.
  • 1 4
 @Rabbuit: the vaccine should only be seen as a self defence measure

Evidence suggests that vaccinated individuals may be less likely to transmit the disease, but only as much as 30-40% max. That's not enough to rely on, so high risk people and those who are worried should still get vaccinated

.. Even the 30-40% number is questionably high, since transmission may only be reduced because vaccinated individuals are less likely to be symptomatic, so they won't be coughing and sneezing everywhere to spread it.

But we all know asymptomatic people spread too

Personally I'm not sure whether id want disease carriers and spreaders to be hidden like that if im at risk. Hearing a carrier coughing and spluttering near you allows you to avoid them! Nature's alarm system if you like
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 @nordland071285: Most of what you wrote is the opposite of what is actually true. The percent values are completely wrong.
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 @HankDamage: updated since i last read up on it - but still.. its 50% max. so still not enough to bank on.

which other bits are incorrect?
  • 8 1
 Real question.... do they actually have control over the "gate" at European World Cup rounds?

I've been to several of the WC's at Windham. And basically I would just ride up (bike) to various spectating points for XC & DH. No one ever tried to stop me or said anything at all really. There wasn't even a problem doing laps of the XC course as long as it wasn't "official PRO practice time."

What does a ticket to Leogang actually get you?
  • 3 0
 So here the security is run by the army and there are soldiers placed all over the show. the ticket gets you into the bottom arena that is well secured and allows access to the lift. Most people take the gondola up and make there way down. There is one large screen and bar at the end of the motor way before the wall rides. It would not be hard to get into the event on a normal year but I could imagine your pass may have to be visible this time around but I am speculating. If Rob Warner was correct with his comments at last year’s Maribor race people had snuck in to support. I can’t imagine the consequences to be very tough. Lenzerheide has an almost identical set up and at both events walking the pits dosn’t usually require a pass but last year and this year They are restricted.
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 @oldfaith: Interesting, thanks.
  • 1 0
 I've been to Lenzerheide and La Bresse DH world cups. In both cases they funnel everyone through some gates and take their money. You'd struggle to get into the area in Lenzerheide unless you climbed up the mountain first I think.
  • 5 0
 THE END IS NEAR! Quarantine is almost over!
  • 1 0
 Where is this fun Sport going? 60 Euros for one Day so be down there at the finish line.
The fun part always has been to start walking at the top enjoying the race from where ever along the race. This will defenetely not be the same to be stuck at the same spot not being able to feel that special feeling what makes such an Event so special.
What's up with the price anyways? Two years ago I paid 15 Euros in Leogang. What am i getting for 60 Euros? A golden seat next to Aaron Gwin?
Sounds to me like i will be watching it on my Laptop - sad.
Leogang hast been the one Thing I have been looking foward to every year
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 "You have to print out the ticket or bring it as a mobile ticket in your wallet app on the phone, along with an FFP2 mask and a confirmation of vaccinated, recovered or tested to your Out of Bounds day." Sorting people here we go
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flag honda50r (May 20, 2021 at 11:45) (Below Threshold)
 I think we call that discrimination
  • 9 4
 Great...health passports here we go.
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 @jrocksdh: can't be soon enough.
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 @jrocksdh: Your papers please!
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 @jrocksdh: They already exist. It's called a WHO card. People like you have not traveled enough to ever need one so I would not expect you to know.
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 @PTyliszczak: lol, as if anybody gives serious cred to the WHO. Correct, I haven't travelled extensively. Gta stop working too much. Although I did work in Jamaica for 2 months last winter.
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 @nordland071285: cuz I'd like less people to die.
  • 3 1
 @ryd-or-die: makes sense.. but that doesn't require vaccine passports does it?
if someone's worried about dying, they can get the vaccine. why the need to prove it to anyone?
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 @nordland071285: I consider a willingness to get vaccinated a basic duty to society, but not everyone sees it that way. Those people need a separate incentive , and the incentive of being able to go to events leads directly to less people dying of the virus, imo. But, if not, it's not a human rights violation for a private company to not serve individuals that dont meet that company's interests. Lastly, as someone who wasn't vaccinated until I was 16 with an anti-vax mother and father, I just dont like being around anti-vax ideologies. I find them to be belligerent and incapable of factual discussion about the topic. So that's why I'd like it to be a thing sooner rather than later, and I'd like the proof to be required because i dont want to be around them.
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 @ryd-or-die: why is it a basic duty to society when there's so little proof that it influences transmission? -there's proof that it protects individuals, not proof that it protects others. So, surely its the individuals choice if they want to protect themselves or not?

i might think someone is stupid for not wearing a bulletproof vest in a warzone.. but it doesnt mean i should force them to

is it really that you dont want to mix with people who havnt had the vaccine because of their attitudes? because thats not justification for forcing people to take medication against their will.
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 @nordland071285: I neglect to see where I mentioned forcing anyone to do anything. I mentioned incentives, as well as the individual making their choice about complying with private company rules and regulations. If someone does not want to be vaccinated, they do not have to attend an event. It is still their choice. Please stop misconstruing my words.
And yes, I do not want to mix with individuals that haven't been vaccinated. I find that justification enough in and of itself, especially as I have a young child going through the vaccine schedules right now. I'd like her to not have whooping cough. That is my choice. It would be convenient for me to have everyone in the world that can be vaccinated, get vaccinated, but since that's not possible, I've made my decisions about with whom to congregate. Therefore, out of convenience, I applaud this possibility.
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 @ryd-or-die: i feel like you've misunderstood the vaccine as being more than it is.
  • 4 0
 Awesome! There is hope for snowshoe this year then!!
  • 3 0
 Whistler Crankworx perhaps? Pretty please!
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 At least they're asking for masks that are effective. Some of the "masks" people wear are such a joke. That said, if you're vaccinated the mask seems a bit redundant. But no organization wants liability on their hands so makes sense.
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flag jrocksdh (May 20, 2021 at 16:24) (Below Threshold)
 No masks have been proven.
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 Except that the masks are meant to reduce transmission whereas the vaccine does little to stop the virus spreading. It's a self defence mechanism. So masks are still somewhat important if unvaccinated people attend the event
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 @nordland071285: that’s simply not true lol.
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 @nordland071285: 50% at first dose...it's higher after being fully vaccinated and the main way things transmit is through coughing. If you arn't showing symptoms you are much lower risk of spreading any sort of virus. If you are vaccinated you are not passing it in any real capaicty, especially outdoors...and again. At this point in most wealthy countries, it's widely available for anyone who is at risk. At this point, if you arn't vaccinated it's on you to stay home not everyone else.
  • 2 0
 Come on MSA it's not too late!
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 Get your chainsaws out boys, it's a World Cup !!
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  • 1 0
 Awesome! Long over due and hopefully this will be the start of racing opening back up! Smile
  • 1 0
 Why when a vaccine is easily available? Not vaccinated or at risk, don’t go…
  • 1 1
 Seats? So is this just just going to be at the finish of the DH race or will they allow spectators at the side of the track?
  • 13 5
 Seats at the finish. What if there was a deadly covid lurking up a mountain, behind a tree, in the woods, in the fresh air? Someone could catch it and potentially feel a bit poorly for a few days.
  • 10 10
 Wow - they are going to "allow" spectators? How nice of them to do that. Awww.
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 Masks, jabs, tests and passports. Nah I'll give it a miss thanks
  • 2 1
 masks and tests im fine with.. until everythings back to normal.
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 €60,- for a ticket on Saturday
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