Petaluma, California – May 12, 2011 – The IGSA is pleased to announce the 2011 IGSA Euro Downhill Series. Four European events will make up the initial season with races in the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy. At season’s end, Champions will be crowned in Open Downhill Skateboarding, Women’s Downhill Skateboarding, Jr I & Jr II Downhill Skateboarding, Street Luge and Classic Luge.
The Euro Downhill Series will be comprised of three World Cup races plus the European Championship. All events in the Euro Series will award the same number of points to the winner. Each riders’ best four finishes will count toward their points total. Champions will be crowned in each division at the final event of the season.
IGSA President Marcus Rietema said, “Downhill skateboarding is exploding around the world. With the launch of the Euro Downhill Series, we can accommodate more events that want to be part of an IGSA Championship. More competitors in Europe will now have the chance to go after an IGSA title without the need to leave the continent.”
2011 IGSA Euro Downhill Series
July 22-24 Kozakov Challenge Kozakov, Czech Republic
July 29-31 Insul Cup 2011 Insul, Germany
August 5-7 Padova Grand Prix Teolo, Italy
August 12-14 Verdicchio European Championships Castelplano, Italy