MTB Slopestyle added to Munich X Games for 2013

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Good news for the freeriders…slopestyle is in for the 2013 Munich X Games.

Seven months after announcing the X Games would grow to six cities in 2013, ESPN on Monday revealed a diverse list of sports and disciplines that will take place at each of the six stops, including the three new sites in Foz do IguaƧu, Brazil, Barcelona and Munich.

It will be a mix of old and new, with local input weighing heavily, as event organizers crafted a docket reflective of regional cultures but also intended to present a global and comprehensive action-sports showcase throughout the series. Eight sports, including Mountain Bike Slopestyle (in Munich) for the first time.

In Munich, there will be less BMX (Big Air and Park will be included, but not Vert or Street), but Mountain Bike Slopestyle will debut on a famous hill next to the Olympic Park that also hosts World Cup Alpine ski races. In Slopestyle, riders throw inverted tricks off kickers and add freestyle flair off other features in the man-made course.

“That was an event that the locals felt very strongly about and felt it was relevant,” Reed said. “The hill has a great elevation change, so we figured it out.”

Full story over on espn.go.com

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