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26TRIX rider line up announced

I always confuse Leogang with Lego land, I turned up last week to ride some dirt jumps and was confronted with a load of kids making things with plastic bricks…here’s the news:

26TRIX riders lineup is confirmed
Online registration for iXS Downhill Cup available

The Bikepark Leogang will host two international mountain bike competitions from September 19th to 21st. The 26TRIX dirt jump contest will unite 50 riders from 15 countries to battle for a prize money fund of 8.000 euros. And the last tour stop of the iXS European Downhill Cup 2008 will showcase pure racing action.

Back in the beginning of June, the 26TRIX contest had to be postponed because of bad weather conditions. But the course, which had been improved in comparison to last year’s track, is still waiting to be shredded. The riders from all over the world can’t wait to jump the big sized doubles:

Alan Hepburn AUS
Darren Pokoj AUS
Andi Brewi AUT
Georgi Fechter AUT
Niki Leitner AUT
Kurtis Sorge CAN
Mischa Breitenstein CH
Pascal Breitenstein CH
Damjan Siriski CZE
Andreu Lacondeguy ESP
David Acedo Rodriguez ESP
Inigo Yanci ESP
Lluis Lacondeguy ESP
Anthony Tomassi FRA
Antoine Dubourgnon FRA
Christopher Hatton FRA
Pierre Edourd Ferry FRA
Rodolphe Legendre FRA
Yannick Granieri FRA
Amir Kabbani GER
Andi Wittmann GER
Benny Korthaus GER
Joscha Forstreuter GER
Matthias Schell GER
Mike Plümacher GER
Pierre Grawitter GER
Simon Kirchmann GER
Taulan Dernbach GER
Timo Pritzel GER
Andras Szabo HUN
Giacomo Bisi IT
Nicola Pescetto IT
Umberto Nattino IT
Mads Andre Haugen NOR
Trond Hansen NOR
Bartek Obukovicz POL
John Alm Högmann SWE
Linus Sjöholm SWE
Martin Söderström SWE
Nisse Ornjäger SWE
Grant Fielder UK
Lance McDermott UK
Ricky Crompton UK
Sam Pilgrim UK
Sam Reynolds UK
Alex Reveles USA
Andrew Taylor USA
Greg Watts USA
Ryan Howard USA
Tyler Mc Caul USA

The big comeback of the 26TRIX in September will be split up in a qualifying and a finals day: Qualifications on Friday 19th from 11:30 am and finals on Saturday 20th from 05:00 pm. Be prepared to watch fifty riders battling for their way into the finals. On Saturday, the best 15 dirt jumpers will show their sickest tricks to win the 26TRIX 2008. You have seen the list of riders, so be sure that the contest will be packed full of mad action. On top, the rider with the best skills and most props will be crowned with the Oakley Sick O Award.

But as said, not only the dirt jump maniacs will be served in Leogang during this weekend. The racers competing in the last tour stop of the iXS European Downhill Cup 2008 will face a course with a length of 2.3 kilometers and a vertical drop of 480 meters. Bikepark Leogang’s downhill track called “Speedster” is known as a technically very challenging one. But not only pro riders are meant to take part. Also amateurs are welcome to register on: http://www.ixsdownhillcup.com/.
The iXS European Downhill Cup seeding runs are scheduled for Saturday 20th from 02:00 pm on, the finals for Sunday 21st from 12:30 pm.

Photos:Markus Greber

26TRIX rider line up


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