International Bobsledding Contest Europe

The team behind the European Two-Man Bobsled Senior’s Cup would like to emphasize that the contest is open to atheletes from all over the world! We accept applications throughout the year; the contest is held annually in either February or March. Please make sure to file your application accordingly.


The 2017 Race

37th European-Senior-Championship at the Olympic bobtrack in lgls, Austria

Dear sportsmen, dear friends oft the bobsport,

the Seniors race and training will take place from the 23.2.2017- 25.2.2017.

3 different categories will be in our programme:

  • General class
    Pilot and brakeman have to have a minimum age of 35 and neither one has participated in international competitions in this season 2016/17
    (Ee, We, EM, WM).
  • Senior class 1
    Pilot and brakeman need to have a minimum age of 45
  • Senior class 2
    Pilot and breakman need to have a minimum age of 50
  • Women:
    Pilot und brakewoman have to have a minimum age of 30and neither one has participated in international competitions in this season
    2016/17 (Ee, We, EM, WM).

Womens‘ teams don’t pay the entry fee.

As every year the official „opening“ will be on Thursday in the evening at the „Isser Wirt“ restaurant in Lans. There will be also the winners‘ ceremony on Saturday following the race and the evening event.

You will find detailed information in the official brochure (time schedules, training times, entry fees etc. ) which will be issued in the days to come.
We all wish you a merry Christmas, a happy New Year and we hope to see you in February!

Important documents – we strongly recommend downloading these, especially the insurance form, as all
participants from foreign countries are required to possess insurance coverage to be admitted into the races):

The organization commite

 


The 2016 Race

by Ian Richardson

The 36th running of the European Two-man Bobsleigh Senior’s Cup was held at the Olympic Bobsleigh Track in Igls on 5 March 2016.  The competition was open to athletes of all nations who fulfill the following criteria:

– Athletes must be over 35 years old

– Athletes must be over 45 years old to enter the “older class” competition

– Athletes must not have competed in an official IBSF competition during the last 12

The competition is held every year and is open to male and female athletes with prizes awarded for the overall male & female winners and for the winners of the ‘older class’.  It is normally held in February or March once the IBSF World Cup and World Championships have been completed. There are 2 training days (Thursday & Friday) with the race on Saturday morning following IBSF rules with slight modifications to accommodate ‘older’ athletes! The main differences are the maximum weight of the sled and athletes is increased from 390Kgs to 410Kgs and the use of FIBT steel runners is not mandatory. A very sociable dinner and prize giving is held that evening!

This year, 21 teams competed in the competition including 2 ladies teams and 13 teams in the “older class”. Training started on Thursday afternoon with 3 runs available to everyone followed by a social ‘meet & greet’ in the Hotel Isserwirt that evening. Another 4 training runs were available on Friday followed by the Team Captains Meeting and Race Draw.

The race was held at 10:00 on Saturday morning over 2 exciting and closely fought runs. The race results were as follows:

Overall result:
o 1st Wolfgang Stamper & Juergen Mayer (AUT)
o 2nd Matthias Grunwald & Lars Behrendt (GER)
o 3rd Martin Annen & Thomas Lamparter (SUI)

Ladies result:
o 1st Fabienne Mayer & Martina Brühlmann (SUI)
o 2nd Silke Zeuner & Caroline Cooper (AUT)

Older Class result:
o 1st Andy Zeidler & Roland Tanner (SUI)
o 2nd Kurt Einberger & Gerhard Redi (AUT)
o 3rd Fredi Steinmann & Urs Aeberhard (SUI)

The date for next year’s competition will be announced once the IBSF calendar has been finalized.  The Organizing Committee are looking at initiatives to help prospective non-European competitors with sled and equipment rental. Full details will be announced on this website.


European Senior's CupAbout the contest:

The European Senior’s Cup was initiated by Anton Schrobenhauser in 1981. Since the very first days of the contest, the race has always been carried out on the Olympic Bobsled Run in Innsbruck-Igls (Austria). The winner’s list is a veritable who-is-who of former bobsledding medal-winners, who have participated in this by now traditional Cup race. The contest’s patron is none other than Albert II, Prince of Monaco. Find out more about the venue here.

Our international application form can be downloaded here – please provide all the required information (which you can do in the PDF itself after you have downloaded it to your computer) and send it care of:

  • Name
  • Adresse
  • E-Mail