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Absolute Abfahrt provides World Cup warm-up

The 2005 edition of the Absolute Abfahrt international mountain bike downhill race takes place on the weekend of May 27-29 in Ilmenau, Germany. Described by organisers as the annual high light for middle and East German downhill riders, it is the second race in the new MTB Rider Cup, and is the scheduling means it provides a chance for gravity racers to prepare for the downhill world cup round in Willingen a week later.

Official registration closes May 20, and there will be a substantial supporting program including a live band, open air party, dirt jump contest and FMX Show by Sixth Level.

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