The Austrian mountain bike mekka Saalfelden Leogang is all set to host the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano from June 13th to 14th. During the Out of Bounds Festival (June 11th to 14th), the world's best downhill racers will fight for points on the legendary "Speedster" track, in their pursuit of the world cup title. For further entertainment there will be lots of side events and the tenth edition of 26TRIX, a prime Gold level FMB World Tour event.
Saalfelden Leogang will host mountain bike's downhill racing elite as the third round of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup takes place in Bikepark Leogang. After the second round at Fort William (GBR, June 6th + 7th), the athletes will travel to the alpine town, Leogang (June 13th + 14th) before their journey goes on to Lenzerheide (SUI, July 4th + 5th).
Raring to roll out of the start gate, racers will have to conquer 2.5 km of root carpets, stony off-camber sections, tight turns and high-speed tracks. If history is anything to go by, then we can expect to see breath-taking duels like Gee Atherton and Stevie Smith's championship battle in 2013 and legendary moments like Aaron Gwin's bare rim run just last year. The action is at Saalfelden Leogang – make sure you don't miss a beat! This is the schedule of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Saalfelden Leogang:
Saturday, June 13th
12:30 pm World Cup Downhill – Qualifying Round – Juniors
01:30 pm World Cup Downhill – Qualifying Round – Women
02:00 pm World Cup Downhill – Qualifying Round – Men Elite
Sunday, June 14th
12:30 pm World Cup Downhill – Final – Juniors
01:15 pm World Cup Downhill – Final – Women
02:00 pm World Cup Downhill – Final – Men Elite
Before the downhill finals go down, the Austrian Hannes Arch will amaze the live crowds with his spectacular airshow at 12:15pm on Sunday. This stunt pilot's demonstration is a must see! A sense of thrill at the Out of Bounds Festival can also be found during the tenth edition of the progressive dirt jump event, 26TRIX. It won't be the first time the craziest and most advanced tricks in the sport have been thrown down at this FMB World Tour Gold Event. Some of the highest ranked riders in the world will come to Bikepark Leogang to show why their bag of tricks is better than the rest. These airtime acrobatics include the raddest tricks of the mountain bike sport: from cashrolls to bikeflips and double backflips – anything is possible at 26TRIX.
Apart from the competitive events, side attractions like the team- and expo area is great for catching a glimpse behind the scenes of the world's top cycling teams and get tips from the best mechanics in the industry. Visiting hours are:
Friday, June 12th: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 13th: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 14th: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Evening times are just as much fun at the Out of Bounds Festival. The program is full of events and contests where visitors and professionals can take part in together. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, June 11th, 09:00 pm: Bunny Hop Contest; 10:00 pm: Video Premiere
Friday, June 12th, 08:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Pumptrack Contest
Saturday, June 13th, 09:00 pm: Oe3 Party with Rene Rodrigezz
Sunday, June 14th, 08:00 pm: After Bike Party @ Outback Bar
Visitors can take advantage of a special Out of Bounds package including tickets and accommodation:
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Package from June 11th to 14th 2015
3 overnight stays incl. 2 day Out Of Bounds ticket to the event area and all side-events (Oe3 Party, etc.) and the Löwen Alpin Card (guest card for Saalfelden Leogang) starting from € 104,- per person