Ice Cross Downhill World Championship
Ice cross downhill is the fastest sport on skates. Take some of the best and toughest skaters in the world, a sizzling atmosphere, stunning surroundings, and thousands of square metres of frozen water. The result? Red Bull Crashed Ice! Athletes skate down a massive ice track filled with drops, hairpin turns, and gaps at speeds of more than 50 km/h. World Championship points are up for grabs at each of the stops and the competitor who skates through the season with the most points accumulated after the races is crowned World Champion.
Since the first-ever race back in 2001, Red Bull Crashed Ice has developed into one of the world's most breathtaking winter sports events. Riders hurtle down courses up to 600 metres in length in groups of four, shoulder to shoulder, as they fight it out for victory. The whole race is held on a steep downhill track dotted with chicanes, jumps and rollers. Pushing, sliding and sprinting are all on the agenda as the athletes race down the course, but the rules are very simple: first to the bottom wins.
Hundreds of thousands of spectators have watched the races on the ever-more advanced tracks – on ski slopes in the mountains and through urban valleys in city centres. While in the past the races were staged as individual events, it is a formal World Cham-pionship since 2010.
In the center of the village
The competition in Avoriaz will be spectacular:
It will happen by night, in the center of the village on a special track.
All the best riders of the world will be here to fight for the win.
Our two french riders from the Portes du Soleil will be on their territory !
The two local riders
Tristan Duguerdil (22 yrs old - Morzine Avoriaz) and Pacôme Schmitt (24 yrs old - Les Gets) are the only two french rider taking part in the world championship.
Tristan ended up un the top 10 last year in the world championship (9th overall) and the two young riders end up 2nd at the overall team race.