World Cup downhill season is here and you can watch all the action from home, live from Maribor, Slovenia.
For 2019, the UCI has added an eighth round of downhill racing, up from seven in 2018. The first stop on that tour is in Slovenia’s Pohorje mountains. It will be the first time World Cup downhill racing in nine years.
Fifteen Canadians are on the startlist for the first World Cup of the season. They’ll line up for qualifying on Saturday, hoping to make the cutoff for Sunday’s finals.
All racers will face a 2.6 km track mixing root-strewn wooded sections, a notorious rock garden, wide open grass turns and a few fresh off-camber sections.
You can cheer on the elite men and women from home, with all the action streaming live (or re-played later in the day) on on Red Bull TV
UCI Downhill World Cup #1 – Maribor Slovenia: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Elite Women’s finals:
3:30 AM PST (Vancouver)
6:30 AM EST (Toronto)
Elite Men’s finals:
4:45 AM PST (Vancouver)
7:45 AM EST (Toronto)
For a preview of the course, watch Canadian phenom Finn Iles’ video blog previewing the World Cup, and the Specialized teams new-model downhill bikes below: