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7/28/2011

XS German Downhill Cup: 15th “Absolute Abfahrt” in Ilmenau (GER)

For the 15th time the “Absolute Abfahrt” (= Absolute Downhill) took place within the iXS German Downhill Cup in Ilmenau, Germany. 450 riders from 13 countries participated the iXS event.

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For the 15th time the “Absolute Abfahrt” (= Absolute Downhill) took place within the iXS German Downhill Cup in Ilmenau, Germany. 450 riders from 13 countries participated the iXS event. On an exciting course, spoiled with perfect weather conditions, the podium was covered with two South-African athletes in the men’s elite competition: Stefan Galicki (RSA - Giant South Africa) took for a long time the Red Bull Hot Seat, when the last rider Johann Potgetier (RSA – Mongoose) displaced him from the top podium place.

Potgetier was the only rider, to crack the 2 minutes time-mark with 1:59 min. After the second placed Galicki, the German rider Christian Müller (GER –Zonenschein) surprisingly finished 3rd place.

The women’s elite competition was a German home game: Harriet Rücknagel (GER – OnTheEdge) was the fastest female rider, followed by Sandra Rübesam (GER – Giant Germany) and Kim Schwemmer (GER – Allianz).

The Marzocchi sponsored event in Thuringia (GER) is a downhill classic among the World Cup’s Tour stops. The 1,5 km course with 220 metres of altitude on the Lindenberg has a spectacular finish line over an ancient ski jumping area. Thousands of spectators made again a great spectacle out of the Absolute Abfahrt in Ilmenau.

The next iXS German Downhill Cup event in two weeks takes place in Bad Wildbad’s (GER) bike park, parallel hosting the German Downhill Championships.

NEWS

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The UK rider with Identiti Bikes-First ride equipped with Marzocchi 350CR 27,5” endure fork
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The Marzocchi rider is equipped with 380 C2R2 Titanium.
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Fai della Paganella
The new Italian DH Champ Johannes Von Klebelsberg wins with more than 14 seconds. 2nd place for Andrea Gamenara. Both of them equipped with Marzocchi suspensions.
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The organisers put on an event that challenged both rider fitness and speed and after six demanding special stages and more than 2500 meters of timed descents it was Matthias Stonig (AUT - MS Mondraker) equipped with 27,5 new 350 fork who was victorious!
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