Update on Leogang 4X Track
Guido Tschugg is taking the helm of the World Cup 4x track at Leogang. It seems he has created something highly technical and steeper than expected on the WC series.
Leogang, Austria, May 4th – The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series has just announced that Leogang is the new Austrian tour stop.
Leogang, located close by Salzburg was now preparing for the long weekend ahead from 18th to 20th of June. World renowned and expert World Cup racer Guido Tschugg was hand-picked to design and construct the official 4X track. The track is nearly finished after two weeks of design and construction.
Tschugg illustrates the idea and details of the new 4X track, “The track is about 450 meters long and is packed with great features; A very steep start section is followed by a drop, a huge sized berm and a pro section with two big doubles. A long rock garden can be used as second line instead of the doubles.”
He added his favorite, “A bridge over the official UCI downhill track. This wooden bridge is a big sized step up step down combination on the right side, but also includes a banked version on the left for the regular bike park visitor.”
He described further the last part of the track features a triple and could be ridden as a double and step down jump, and a long turn on the grass section. The track is daring and not of the regular BMX style 4X tracks in all its technical aspects. It is going to be rarely seen in regular UCI races. He is very optimistic that it will suit the standard of UCI and Tschugg is confident that Leogang is doling out their full support in meeting UCI’s expectations.
The track is in its finishing touches. A tough job compressing the ground in the next two weeks is on going. The main structure is nearly done. As for the final finishing strokes, Guido will personally conduct a series of test rides from start to finish. Bikepark Leogang will soon exhibit the latest world-class championship 4X track.
For more information check out mtb-weltcup.at.