iXS Downhill Cup South America

Bariloche opens the season

Only four weeks to go until the first race of the new season! After the huge success in the past two years the first race of the 2018 iXS Downhill season will take us to South America once again – so make sure to register if you want to join the fun!

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Marcelo Gutierrez - iXS SA Bariloche 2017 © Claudio Olguin Marcelo Gutierrez - iXS SA Bariloche 2017 © Claudio Olguin

2016, the iXS Downhill Cup launched a new project with additional races in South America. Admittedly, with only one race in 2018 it is not a real “series” but it is the overall goal of the iXS Cup to keep growing by developing a new branch with several races across South America over the next few years.

If you followed last year’s races you probably know that the South American races provide the riders with equally demanding tracks and real hot race action as their European counterparts.

Adrien Loron - iXS SA Bariloche 2017 © Claudio Olguin Adrien Loron - iXS SA Bariloche 2017 © Claudio Olguin

Especially the already renowned Bariloche offers the perfect location for downhill riders, as it is only 19 kilometers off the Cerro Catedral, South America’s biggest ski area, offering 100 kilometers of pistes. And what is a paradise to skiers and snowboarders during the colder seasons most definitely is a paradise to mountain bike riders looking for some action as soon as the snow begins to thaw! As it stands, Bariloche therefore seems to be the perfect spot to kick off the new season at the first weekend of February. Curious? Check it out and register at ixsdownhillcup.la

And just in case you‘re still not convinced: have a look at last year’s video!