iXS European Downhill Cup Series

Photographer Ian Maclennan.

Innerleithen. The opening round of the iXS European Downhill Cup Series takes place there in less than a month.

The covers came off the course this week as designers Steve and Dan took MTBcut.tv test pilot Joe Barnes for a ride around the new bits as they worked.

Joe Barnes: “After a sneak preview of the track to be raced on for the iXS at Innerleithen it looks to be a great race. A more direct route down than the usual lines and mostly fresh loose turns. My overall impression is something slightly different to normal Inners tight tech. This is more open, fast and very rough, down the fall line crossing the natural bumps in the hill side and linked together by existing classic tracks. It might be faster but it’s still as loose and fresh as ever making for some interesting racing.”

There’ll be an uplift from the main carpark, free entry for spectators, a sparkling new track and a new finish area.

Pre-entries close 21st May via www.ixscupinnerleithen.com

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