Brosnan fastest in Leogang

Siegenthaler wins women's race

After hosting the World Cup a week ago, Leogang was the venue for the third leg of the iXS European Downhill Cup. A total of 356 competitors from 26 countries lined up at the start, but it wasn't the quantity but rather the quality of the starting pack which attracted attention. In addition to round three of the iXS European Downhill Cup, Leogang also hosted the Schalwbe Euro Four Cross Series.

Numerous top international bikers took part in the downhill race. The extremely high level of performance was already apparent during training. Just as at the World Cup the week before, external conditions were not perfect. Rain turned the 2.3km course covering a vertical height of 480 metres into a sea of mud.

The weather proceeded to turn totally crazy on Saturday, with high winds forcing the elite men's seeding run to be postponed until Sunday morning. The run did, however, give a first indication of who the main contenders would be. The fastest time, and thus the last starting slot, was achieved by Brook MacDonald (MS Evil). However, Marcus Klausmann (Ghost ATG), Nejc Rutar (Unior Tools), Brendan Fairclough (Monster Energy/Specialized) and Troy Brosnan (Monster Energy/Specialized) also made clear their ambition to finish on the winner's podium.

At the end of the day the podium, however, belonged exclusively to the very young riders from Australia and New Zealand, with Junior World Champion Brosnan recording the best time of 4:09. Not even MacDonald, the last rider to start, was able to push him off the hot seat and had to settle for second place after coming in just 1.5 tenths of a second behind the winner. Third place was, surprisingly, taken by George Brannigan (Devinci Global Racing). MacDonald now leads the overall rankings, ahead of Joshua Button (SC-Intense) and Markus Pekoll (MS Evil).

Emilie Siegenthaler (Scott 11) again won the elite women's category race, further extending her lead in the overall rankings. The fastest in the seeding run was Petra Bernhard (Alpine Commencal), who proved that she's certainly not past it yet, coming in second to push Miriam Ruchti (SC-Nukeproof) into third place.

The fastest master was Wilfred van de Haterd (Bike Service Eisenach) ahead of Heinz Hostettler (BanditBike.ch) and Javier Santiago (Moser Sport). The U17 class was again dominated by Gianluca Vernassa (Argentina Bike), beating George Gannicott (Bikesoup/Gravity) and Jan Vacek (RockMachine) into second and third place.

The iXS European Downhill Cup will be visiting Leogang Bike Park again next year to try out the course currently under construction for the World Championships, to be held in late summer.

The next leg of the European Series takes will take place on July 30-31 in Spicak, Czech.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Troy Brosnan (Aus) Monster Energy/Specialized/Mad0:04:09.857 
2Brook Macdonald (NZl) MS Evil Racing0:00:00.152 
3George Brannigan (NZl) Devinci Global Racing0:00:02.281 
4Joshua Button (Aus) SC-Intense0:00:03.709 
5Adam Vagner (Cze) RockMachine - CykloMax - BRS0:00:04.180 
6Nejc Rutar (Slo) Unior Tools Team0:00:06.230 
7Brendan Fairclough (GBr) Monster Energy/Specialized/Mad0:00:07.400 
8Benny Strasser (Ger) Mag41.de Racing Team0:00:07.732 
9David Trummer° (Aut) Revolution Racing0:00:09.475 
10Andreas Sieber (Ger) Radon Factory Team0:00:09.975 
11Boris Tetzlaff (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria0:00:14.212 
12Michal Sliwa (Pol)0:00:15.374 
13Manuel Gruber (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria0:00:16.043 
14Ziga Pandur (Slo) Unior Tools Team0:00:16.238 
15Marcus Klausmann (Ger)0:00:16.750 
16Miran Vauh (Slo) Crn Trn GT0:00:16.869 
17Lars Peyer (Swi) SC-Intense0:00:17.276 
18Matthias Stonig (Aut) Canfield Brothers Factory Team0:00:17.507 
19Emyr Davies (GBr)0:00:18.047 
20Johann Potgietier (RSA)0:00:18.573 
21Felix Wunderlich (Ger) Trek Bicycle Munich0:00:18.673 
22Jan Cepelak° (Cze) Mondraker 661 E13 katmar team0:00:18.873 
23Slawomir Lukasik° (Pol) FroPro0:00:20.057 
24Dave Goris (Bel) Giant Germany0:00:20.243 
25Mathias Haas (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria0:00:20.606 
26Arran Gannicott (GBr)0:00:21.314 
27Petr Tresnak (Cze) RockMachine-CykloMax-BRS0:00:21.827 
28Gregory Brunache (Fra)0:00:21.978 
29Joonas Savolainen° (Fin)0:00:22.561 
30Markus Pekoll (Aut) MS Evil Racing0:00:22.624 
31Carlo Caire° (Ita) Argentina Bike0:00:23.292 
32Janick Lieberherr (Swi) iXS Sports Division Yeti Team0:00:23.812 
33Blaž Hoelcl (Slo)0:00:24.366 
34Ruediger Jahnel (Aut)0:00:25.495 
35Vegard Thiago (Bra) Ridebike/ZM bike service0:00:26.529 
36Lutz Weber (Swi) iXS Sports Division Yeti Team0:00:26.971 
37Ville Ormo° (Fin) Downhill Team Finland0:00:27.398 
38Ashley Maller (GBr)0:00:27.667 
39Rene Schmidt (Ger) followmestore.de0:00:29.660 
40Jasper Jauch (Ger) Syntace Liteville0:00:30.667 
41Randy Van Goubergen (Bel)0:00:31.749 
42Moritz Stroeer (Ger) Team Rudel0:00:31.961 
43Andreas Schaefer (Swi) iXS Sports Division Yeti Team0:00:32.462 
44Olly Morris (GBr)0:00:33.005 
45Manuel Schatz (Ger) RSV 2002 Eisenach0:00:33.119 
46Noah Grossman (Ger) Mag41 Racing Team0:00:33.321 
47Mark Balbierer (Ger)0:00:34.182 
48Pascal Scheer (Ger) Team Rudel0:00:34.201 
49Riku Laensioe° (Fin) GT-Finland0:00:34.221 
50Stefan Garlicki (RSA)0:00:34.676 
51Rick Balbierer (Ger)0:00:35.787 
52Nick Bygate (NZl)0:00:35.796 
53Philipp Inselsbacher (Aut)0:00:36.182 
54Kevin Bessi (Fra) UC Monaco - MTB DH0:00:36.637 
55Christian Vogt (Ger) Team Last International0:00:36.681 
56Ian Schaad (Swi) Friedli Bike Style0:00:36.683 
57Christian Mueller (Ger)0:00:37.551 
58Fabian Bieli (Swi) Aendu's Bike Gallery0:00:37.945 
59Nicolas Cherix (Swi) cransmountainracing team0:00:39.065 
60Tomek Gagat (Pol) Rockets Crew0:00:39.204 
61Andy Zehentner (Aut) Revolution Racing0:00:39.758 
62Vesa Virta (Fin)0:00:41.046 
63Henrik Karppinen (Fin)0:00:41.261 
64Johannes Haegele (Ger)0:00:41.277 
65Florian Lonfat (Swi)0:00:41.287 
66Janik Weber° (Ger) Young Guns Racing0:00:42.367 
67Santo Tessari (Cro)0:00:42.371 
68Christian Schlothauer (Ger) WSV Oberhof/ Team Fahrrad Eber0:00:43.174 
69Mattias Obermair (Aut) Revolution Racing0:00:43.228 
70Felix Heine (Ger)0:00:43.420 
71David Reinhardt (Ger) DH Team radioaktiv/ ms racing,0:00:43.449 
72Colin Favre (Swi) VC Echallens0:00:43.664 
73Victor Södergren (Swe) Tottvägn0:00:43.997 
74Aleš Virtic (Slo) Unior Tools Team0:00:44.239 
75Markus Planitzer (Aut) Canfield Brothers Factory Team0:00:46.164 
76Erik Irmisch (Ger)0:00:46.713 
77Willi Luetzeler (Ger) Young Guns Racing0:00:46.824 
78Florian Wilhelm (Aut)0:00:46.893 
79Ondrej Fiala (Cze) Msk KUR Sport Racing0:00:46.930 
80Patrick Kontschieder (Aut) Revolution Racing0:00:47.431 
81Tomasz Jezierski (Pol) AZS AWF Katowice0:00:48.800 
82Alec Montanier (Swi)0:00:49.246 
83Christoph Eder (Aut) Revolution Racing0:00:49.319 
84Kevin Kontschieder (Aut) Revolution Racing0:00:49.861 
85Martin Votoupal (Cze) Norcobikes0:00:50.660 
86Kevin Frisch° (Aut) ASKÖ Trendsport0:00:51.070 
87Mark Van Lankveld (Ned) South Side sportsbikes0:00:54.664 
88Johannes Mueller (Ger)0:00:54.774 
89Jamie Maller (GBr)0:00:55.223 
90Daniel Vogt (Ger) Team Last International0:00:55.583 
91Jochen Rehwald (Ger) Herobikes.de0:00:55.677 
92Jonas Linnemann (Ger) Team Rudel0:00:55.946 
93Elias Vonier (Aut) RC WSV Schladming0:00:56.020 
94Felix Herdzina (Ger)0:00:56.547 
95Raphael Heule (Swi) RSF0:00:56.819 
96Tobias Kalupke° (Ger)0:00:57.041 
97Jens Steinsberger (Ger)0:00:58.910 
98Miha Halzer (Slo)0:00:58.966 
99Philipp Podbrecnik (Aut)0:01:00.300 
100Etienne Bosch (Fra) UC Monaco - MTB DH0:01:00.533 
101Tim Kaelin° (Swi) ewz-Giant MTB-Team0:01:05.619 
102Markus Bihler (Ger) Royal Bavarian Woodpacker0:01:05.755 
103Maik Pfeifer (Ger) Fatwork.com0:01:06.111 
104Leopold Koellner (Aut) Specialized-mountainbiker.at0:01:06.283 
105Lukas Pfiffner (Swi) Lucky Star Team0:01:06.770 
106Marcus Neumann (Ger) N6P Racing0:01:07.589 
107Romain Burnier (Swi) Crans-Mountain Racing Team0:01:09.392 
108David Pache (Swi) Bicross club chablais0:01:11.486 
109Basil Weber (Swi) Team Project0:01:12.637 
110Ziki Fontana° (Swi)0:01:13.747 
111Dominik Gspan (Swi) ewz mountainbiketeam loop0:01:17.750 
112Maarten Visscher° (Ned) South Side sportsbikes0:01:18.016 
113Benjamin Meier (Aut)0:01:19.313 
114Mathew Stuttard° (GBr) RideOn/Slik Graphics0:01:19.688 
115Max Kruse (Ger)0:01:22.428 
116David Lischka (Ger) Herobikes.de0:01:22.780 
117Maciej Hojnor° (Pol)0:01:23.322 
118Nikola Klacinski (Cro)0:01:25.949 
119Luca Biwer° (Ger)0:01:26.261 
120Marcel Elsaesser (Ger) Moro Bikes0:01:27.828 
121Marcel Bergelt° (Ger)0:01:32.030 
122Stefan Bax (Ger) Herobikes0:01:36.927 
123Efren García Rodríguez (Spa)0:01:37.052 
124Ken Zimmermann (Swi) Aendus Bike Gallery0:01:38.674 
125Michael Grohmann (Aut) Lapierre-morethanbike0:01:41.320 
126Benjamin Oluoch (Ger) Radon Factory Team0:01:43.907 
127Dorian Mazurier (Fra)0:01:47.392 
128Florian Kulike° (Ger) Canfieldbrothers0:01:47.517 
129Martin Slovák (Cze) M.S. Cyklogat Racing Team0:01:48.217 
130Moritz Kruse (Ger)0:02:03.754 
131Philipp Buennemann° (Ger) Zonenschein Fly Factory0:02:10.521 
132Simon Heussner (Ger) Team Last International0:02:21.537 
133Josef Kurz (Ger) Team Freesmile.de0:02:47.492 
134Jan Perše° (Slo) EnergijaTeam.com0:02:53.073 
135Julian Lemme (Ger) Kona Bike Buddy´S0:03:32.459 
136Mauricio Baumann (Ger) IK-Pictures-Racing0:03:36.374 
137Fabian Geiser (Ita) iXS Sports Division Yeti Team0:04:57.526 
138Juan Jose Trujillo Yánez (Spa)0:09:44.250 
DNSKurtis Knowels (GBr) RideOn/Slik Graphics  
DNSAlex Holowko (GBr)  
DNSMarc-Oliver Vaccaro (Ger) GravityPilots e.V-Team Extra..  
DNSThomas Kolb° (Ger) Gravity Pilots e.V. - Team Ext  
DNSJohannes Schorr° (Ger) Soulrider e.V.  
DNSArkadiusz Perin (Pol) Divers Extreme Team  
DNSTom Matthews (NZl) Beckenham cycles  
DNFJeremias Maio (Arg)  
DNFRoman Roschi (Swi) SC-Nukeproof  
DNFAndrey Dimov (Bul)  
DNFDominic Land (Ger) Wheels over Frankfurt e.V.  
DNFOndra Stepanek° (Cze) Rock machine-Cyklomax-BRS  
DNFPascal Tinner (Swi) Radbar-Racing  
DNFMarc Jersch (Ger) Team Flatex / Hofmann  
DNFSamuel Baumann (Swi) Friedli Bike Style  
DNFSimon Brum (Fra) DevilBiker  
DNFRichard Lesiak (Aut) Bikepark Leogang  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 110:04:59.063 
2Petra Bernhard (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria0:00:06.274 
3Miriam Ruchti (Swi) sc-nukeproof0:00:18.982 
4Harriet Ruecknagel (Ger) OnTheEdge0:00:22.010 
5Carina Cappellari (Swi) iXS Sports Division Yeti Team0:00:36.534 
6Fanny Lombard (Fra)0:00:45.113 
7Elke Rabeder (Aut) Revolution Racing0:00:46.108 
8Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) Crn Trn GT0:00:48.060 
9Kim Schwemmer° (Ger) Allianz H&L pro Team0:00:59.494 
10Sidonie Jolidon (Swi)0:01:03.322 
11Joanne Muoser (Swi) SC-Intense0:01:06.163 
12Helene Valerie Fruhwirth (Aut)0:01:13.095 
13Liz Schwemmer (Ger) Allianz H&L pro Team0:01:25.906 
14Tamara Maria Ulrich (Aut)0:01:27.042 
15Claudia Timm (Ger) RC Alpine Commencal0:02:39.948 
16Karin Pasterer (Aut) Revolution Racing0:02:55.886 
17Ana Raecke (Ger)0:03:26.471 
DNSKatrin Meistring (Ger) Royal Bavarian Woodpacker  
Under 17 women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lisa Kreuzer (Aut) RC Kreuzer0:08:45.361 
Under 17 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gianluca Vernassa (Ita) Argentina Bike0:04:26.996 
2George Gannicott (GBr)0:00:00.186 
3Jan Vacek (Cze)0:00:22.144 
4Jan Berkenkopf (Ger) Young Guns Racing0:00:28.205 
5Julian Hibben (Ger) ROSE, DR-Gravity Union0:00:35.456 
6Blaise Turin (Swi) Bicross Club du Chablais0:00:37.701 
7Ferdinand Brunold (Ger) SC KORB0:00:39.517 
8Myles Weber (Swi) Team Project0:00:44.841 
9Lutz Rehr (Ger) IK-Pictures-Racing0:00:45.183 
10Nicola Friedli (Swi) Friedli Bike Style0:00:47.435 
11Simon Geiser (Ita) iXS Sports Division Yeti Team0:00:51.513 
12Andre Lezuo (Aut) SVR Radstudio Innsbruck0:00:58.570 
13Urh Wiegele (Slo) KD Rajd0:00:58.736 
14Colin Neurath (Ger)0:01:01.975 
15Julius Sachse (Ger) Team Bergamont0:01:05.328 
16Lukas Aeschlimann (Swi) Team Project0:01:08.890 
17Mike Schaer (Swi) Stöckli Bike Geroldswil0:01:11.627 
18Máte Ettingshausen (Hun)0:01:21.463 
19Stefan Strohmayer (Aut)0:01:23.281 
DNSPhilippe Frey (Swi) Power-Bike DH Team  
DNSPascal Engel (Aut)  
Masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wilfred Van De Haterd (Ned) Bike Service Eisenach0:04:40.532 
2Heinz Hostettler (Swi) BanditBike.ch0:00:02.632 
3Javier Santiago (Arg) Moser Sport - Uci Pine0:00:09.313 
4Marcel Waldmann (Swi) Fatwork0:00:12.403 
5Urs Sturzenegger (Swi)0:00:29.117 
6Mario Jantsch (Ger) RSV-Garching0:00:39.201 
7Dirk August (Ger) Royal Bavarian Woodpacker0:00:45.886 
8Henrik Meyer (Ger) Cdrei Flow Team0:00:48.008 
9Matthias Reichmann (Ger) Doubledragon0:00:51.376 
10Joachim Schielke (Ger)0:01:07.510 
11Christoph Grill (Aut) Revolution Racing0:01:11.019 
12Normen Jaeb-Wenge (Ger) Gaswolke Köln0:01:18.439 
13Ezequiel Faccio (Arg) Giant Arg0:01:34.916 
14Patrick Neukirchen (Ger) Young Guns Racing0:02:02.995 
15Sascha Markus Bethke (Ger) Bike Area Cologne0:02:47.053 
16Georg Danner (Aut) Revolution Racing0:02:50.735 
17Moritz Baumung (Ger) Wheels Over Frankfurt Racing T0:05:28.946 
DNSThomas Weber (Swi) Team PROJECT  
DNSMarkus Hoehns (Ger)  
DNSMarkus Wiersch (Ger) RC Germanis Weißenburg  
DNSBastiaan Jansink (Ned) Scott rc wolf imst  
DNSPetr Uiblein (Cze) F.A.S.T. Downhill Team  
DNSGraeme Preston (Ger)  
Men open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erich Wieland (M&M - Bikeshop)0:04:47.288 
2Tim Muncke0:00:17.818 
3Christian Heilwagen (Team BS Bike Servise)0:00:22.333 
4Erwin Aydin (Mailis.de)0:00:25.544 
5Mircea Fanatan (Garage Racing)0:00:25.694 
6Christoph Reiser0:00:26.198 
7Matthias Klotz0:00:26.639 
8Adrian Uebelhart0:00:29.219 
9Lucas Engelhardt (GForceRacing)0:00:29.414 
10Moritz Graebe0:00:29.726 
11Dominik Betschart (Friedi Bikestyle)0:00:30.487 
12Timur Zamaliev (DISCO)0:00:34.520 
13Marc Mitscherick (BanditBike.ch)0:00:36.495 
14Ronny Quittschalle0:00:37.024 
15Thomas Hofmann (Fahrrad Eberhardt)0:00:40.384 
16Nico Koelbl0:00:40.893 
17Norbert Boros (Garage Racing)0:00:41.159 
18Matthias Fenke (Team Adidas/Rotwild)0:00:41.273 
19Marco Antesberger (GeVas Racing)0:00:42.731 
20Alexander Unger (BS Bike Service Eisenach/WSV O)0:00:44.865 
21Denny Lischke0:00:47.938 
22Johannes Geck (Amok-Racing)0:00:54.122 
23Alais Kröll (Revolution Racing)0:00:55.863 
24Christian Arzt (bigtime -sports)0:00:57.283 
25Timo Straub (RC 50 Erlangen)0:00:59.949 
26Jan-Phillip Strehl0:01:00.072 
27Sebastian Strehl0:01:01.833 
28Tobias Glatschke0:01:15.975 
29Stefan Szigeti (ironracing)0:01:16.963 
30Martin Schweiberl0:01:17.422 
31Christian Grosse (Lowbiker Freeride Team)0:01:31.083 
32Martin Wiltschko (fraction-magazine.de)0:01:33.241 
33Stephan Widmer (Bike-corner Bergamont)0:01:40.372 
34Hannes Janzen0:01:43.456 
35Christian Heinich (SpeedfrEEks Racing Team)0:01:52.641 
36David Korn (Radioaktiv Rudolstadt)0:01:53.901 
37Bjoern Simon (Amok Racing)0:01:56.704 
38Ramòn Holm0:02:38.294 
39Philipp Wagner (CBE European Racing Team 2011)0:02:38.806 
40Martijn Berenschot0:03:33.119 
DNSBenedikt Rieder  
DNSFrank Marbet  
DNSPatrick Heller  
DNSHugo Marletaz (Lemania Racing Team)  
DNSToni Springer  
DNSJoachim Krug  
DNSJohannes Graf  
DNFMoritz Berg  
DNFStefan Oberbichler (BikeBox Racing)  
Women open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Victoria Zamalieva (DISCO)0:06:35.256 
2Linda Morgenthaler (V-Sport.ch)0:00:24.887 
3Sandra Von Allmen (FATWORK)0:00:39.951 
4Ina Junker (N6P Racing)0:00:42.191 
5Manuela Drenska (Dirty Sechs)0:03:51.528 
Junior men open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Felix Klee (Power-Bike DH Team)0:05:06.560 
2Sebastian Moser (m&m bikeshop)0:00:01.186 
3Stephan Schneider (M&M-Bikeshop)0:00:01.599 
4Benjamin Rouiller (Bicross Club du Chablais)0:00:07.469 
5Toni Merkelin0:00:16.341 
6Dominic Tinner (Radbar-Racing)0:00:19.686 
7Robin Kaiser0:00:20.833 
8Patrick Friese0:00:23.705 
9Marcel Smolcic0:00:24.071 
10Sanny Louis Sudhoff (IK-Pictures-Racing)0:00:30.688 
11Alexander Mohr0:00:42.583 
12Frederic Kindervater (fraction-magazine.de)0:00:53.034 
13Florian Walchhofer (M&M Bikeshop)0:01:01.436 
14Tim Schroeder (Soulrider eV)0:01:03.439 
15Jannik Schlickel (Soulrider e.v)0:01:04.706 
16Marven Jantz (Gravity Pilots e. V. - Team Ex)0:01:04.890 
17Markus Kopp0:01:21.155 
18Jonas Hautsch (Wildbader Dudes)0:01:24.052 
DNSAlexander Czapik (Radl - Laden / Racing Team Bay)  
DNSFrancisco Goerke  
DNSFlorian Hoeler (Team Dirt-Infection)  
DNSFlorian Mueller (Woodstokers Racing Team)  
DNSHerbert Richter (Wildbader Dudes)  
DNSYannik Thomas (Team Dirt-Infection)  
DNFLudo Minod  
Senior men open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mike Wutzler0:05:26.064 
2Daniel Apreutesei (Team Bodenhaftung)0:00:03.949 
3Christian Rakosy (Garage Racing)0:00:04.735 
4Stefan Westerveld (Team Eqiupe Pedaliero)0:00:04.901 
5Markus Pacher (m&m bikeshop)0:00:08.463 
6Roger Beutler (Bike-corner Bergamont)0:00:20.174 
7Peter Boo (Fatwork)0:00:34.403 
8Hristo Hristov (Dirty Sechs)0:00:40.547 
9Andreas Grossenbacher (Suspension Center)0:00:54.232 
10Peter Proestel0:00:55.013 
11Xaver Zellhuber0:00:55.490 
12Marco Kleinschmidt (N6P Racing)0:01:35.059 
13Dimitrios Ignatiadis0:01:53.530 
DNSRene Schaer (Stöckli Bike Geroldswil)  
DNSThorsten Riecke (Wheels over Frankfurt)  
DNFChristian Bleyer  
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