Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to Munich with American leading the pack

The USA’s Cameron Naasz has come out strong with a season-opening win in Quebec City, Canada, and now he takes center stage at the second stop of the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship, airing on FS1 from Munich, Germany on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11:30 a.m. ET. 

The world’s fastest sport on skates returns to Germany for the first time since 2011 and also features defending 2015 title holder Scott Croxall leading a pack of three hard-charging Canadians out to stop Naasz. Top Europeans are hoping the home ice will help them as well, as everyone makes a mad dash to the finish line in search of the world title.

As a preview to the Munich race, here is Cameron Naasz’s winning run from Quebec City.

Naasz finished second overall to Croxall last season and was third in 2014 in this action-packed sport where athletes hit speeds of more than 30 mph while hurtling down ice tracks filled with drops, hairpin turns and gaps.

"It will be a tactical, physical race for the riders, who also have to deal with a 14-story vertical drop at Munich’s Olympic Park," said FS1 commentator Troy Manering. "Cameron Naasz has put it all together after finishing second overall last year, but the competition will be stiff as we hit the second leg of the season."

Following this FS1 show, here are upcoming Crashed Ice broadcasts:

— FS1: Jyvaskyla-Laajis, Finland, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. ET

— FOX Sports: Saint Paul, Minnesota, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. ET (finale)

With commentary by FS1’s Trace Worthington and Manering, and sideline reporting by Laurette Nicoll, the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship is part of a stunning collection of Red Bull global sports series on FS1 that also includes the Cliff Diving World Series, X-Fighters Freestyle Motocross World Tour, and the Air Race World Championship.

After Saturday’s FS1 broadcast, the event will be available on demand starting at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT on www.redbull.tv. For the latest about Red Bull Crashed Ice on FS1, follow @CrashedIce and join the conversation with #CrashedIce.  The Red Bull Crashed Ice Newsroom will once again be the main hub for all news, clips, texts and pictures of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship.

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