IXS German Downhill Cup #4

On August 19th and 20th, 2006 the 4th run of the IXS German Downhill Cup took place in Tabarz. Over 400 riders proved again trial sports become more than ever significant.


The race track has been modified in comparison to the one last year and was, as usual, technically highly demanding. Quick passages alternated with jumps, roots and tight corners, so that one had to find his own 'rhythm' first. The difficulty in Tabarz is one should ride neither too slow nor too fast. The first would be punished with time loss, the last would result in a riding fault or worse in a crash.


In Tabarz, usually, the riders meet a warm welcome by a huge crowd of spectators, like this year, too. Even a short report was broadcasted by the MDR which is laudable.


As it was fine weather during the "Seeding" run while the hobby riders on Sunday came in all dry, when with the women's licence run it began to rain a little bit, but with the licenced men it started to rain cats and dogs in the end. In this case the taken times of the Seeding run could not be repeated, so whoever came in without a crash was lucky. As usual, it was a very tight outcome.



In the women's class Miriam Ruchti (IXS-Rohloff) could safe the hour to win the final run, while the favorite Antje Kramer had a crash.

With the licenced men following results of the IXS-Rohloff Team were achieved:



7. Nick Beer

12. Marcel Beer

13. Ueli Guntli


In the licenced master's class Marcel Waldmann (IXS-Rohloff) has proved again his fantastic form and won this run as well. With this win he could build up his lead in the total ranking list and, therefore, a total win should not be taken from him!


Despite some sight problems due to heavy rain, the Rohloff Product Manager (Carsten Geck) managed well and finally gained a nice fifth place. With this he lies on third position behind Marcel Waldmann and Manfred Stromberg on the total ranking list.


Once again, it has been a successful racing weekend for the Rohloff Riders.

Zielsprung Tabarz

Zielsprung Tabarz