Three former world champions from Europe playfully "chased" Scott Croxall across the iconic transparent roof covering the grandstands at Munich's Olympic Stadium on Thursday, before the four top Ice Cross Downhill athletes abseiled together down into the stadium ahead of the second Red Bull Crashed Ice stop of the 2015/16 world championship season. Germany's Martin Niefnecker (2010), Switzerland's Derek Wedge (2013) and Austria's Marco Dallago (2014) are all trying to take the title back from Croxall, who won it in 2015.
Marco Dallago and Martin Niefnecker wave from the rooftop before being strapped up. Picture: Joerg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool
The athletes dangle high above the seats of Munich's Olympic Stadium. Picture: Joerg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool
The thrills and spills of the weekend's racing next to the Olympic Stadium kicks off with the team competition on Friday evening, when two teams of three athletes each will be barreling down the 370-meter long and five-meter wide ice track, followed by the individual competition on Saturday. The track features a dazzling 20-meter jump -- the longest ever -- just before the finish line that should cause plenty of upsets.
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You can't join us in Munich? Don't worry, you can catch all the action live on January 9 at 6:40pm CET right here!