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.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

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:

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

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

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

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.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

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