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MEGAVALANCHE 2019 – Alpe d’Huez

July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019

75€
Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez 2018

The MEGAVALANCHE is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest mass-start Enduro/DH Marathon races. Departing from Le Pic Blanc (3300 m) above Alpe d’Huez and finishing at Allemont (720 m), you’ll ride a whopping 2500 m of vertical drop from snow and ice down to dusty singletrack.

Journalist Susan Greenwood called the Megavalanche “the craziest mountain bike race in the world”. She could be right, each year the legendary enduro race sees 2200 riders from 20 different countries engage in a mass-start frenzy, battling for position down super steep snow, and scree. Taking part in the Alpe d’Huez Megavalanche is on any self-respecting mountain biker’s wish list and with crashes commonplace, many a past competitor will carry the scars with pride.

This event, the longest downhill race in the world, is the enduro race by which all others are judged: 4 days of training and racing, a total of over 4000 downhill metres of riding, and week-long entertainment in the mountain resort of Alpe d’Huez.

WATCH THIS: MEGAVALANCHE Alpe d’Huez 2017 Official movie


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A défaut de pouvoir rider... 😂
#stayathome #megavalanche @camelbak #barbecue #spring
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A défaut de pouvoir rider... 😂
#stayathome #megavalanche @camelbak #barbecue #spring

We're currently going through a world crisis and we can only be patient and optimists. We hope that the situation will be back to normal before June so that you will be able to join us for the #megavalanche @alpedhuez 6th to 12th of July... Fingers crossed 🤞 (and washed 🧼)!

We'll keep you all updated as soon as possible

Until then please stay safe and responsible. Don't take any risks riding your bike, hospital are busy enough these days 💪

Of course our thoughts are with the organizers and riders of the events that already have been cancelled, and with the people fighting against the virus!
Good luck to all of you and see you soon hopefully 👌🙂

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Au vu de la situation actuelle en France, en Europe et dans le monde et de la crise que nous traversons nous ne pouvons qu'être patients, disciplinés et optimistes ! Nous croisons les doigts 🤞 (préalablement lavés bien entendu !🧼) pour un retour à la normale et un maintien de tout le championnat Mass-Start Series et surtout de la #Megavalanche du 6 au 12 juillet 👌

Nous vous tiendrons informés dès que possible.

D'ici là, faisons honneur aux valeurs du sport et de notre passion, restons responsables et solidaires. Ne prenons pas le risque de nous blesser en vélo, les hôpitaux seront assez occupés les semaines prochaines. Restons à la maison pour pouvoir se retrouver en station cet été ! 😎💪

Nous avons évidemment une pensée pour tous les organisateurs et participants d'événements d'ores et déjà impactés, ainsi qu'à tous les professionnels qui font face à cette crise ! Bon courage à tous !

#stayhome #coronavirus #megavalanche #MAXIAVALANCHE #massstart @alpedhuez @chainreactioncycles @nukeproofbikes @endurotribe @camelbak @ionactionsports @srsuntour_inc @irctires @sabmadistribution @hopetech @vttae.fr @oz_en_oisans
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Were currently going through a world crisis and we can only be patient and optimists. We hope that the situation will be back to normal before June so that you will be able to join us for the #Megavalanche @alpedhuez 6th to 12th of July... Fingers crossed 🤞 (and washed 🧼)!

Well keep you all updated as soon as possible

Until then please stay safe and responsible. Dont take any risks  riding your bike, hospital are busy enough these days 💪

Of course our thoughts are with the organizers and riders of the events that already have been cancelled, and with the people fighting against the virus!
Good luck to all of you and see you soon hopefully 👌🙂

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Au vu de la situation actuelle en France, en Europe et dans le monde et de la crise que nous traversons nous ne pouvons quêtre patients, disciplinés et optimistes ! Nous croisons les doigts 🤞 (préalablement lavés bien entendu !🧼) pour un retour à la normale et un maintien de tout le championnat Mass-Start Series et surtout de la #Megavalanche du 6 au 12 juillet 👌

Nous vous tiendrons informés dès que possible. 

Dici là, faisons honneur aux valeurs du sport et de notre passion, restons responsables et solidaires.  Ne prenons pas le risque de nous blesser en vélo, les hôpitaux seront assez occupés les semaines prochaines. Restons à la maison pour pouvoir se retrouver en station cet été ! 😎💪

Nous avons évidemment une pensée pour tous les organisateurs et participants dévénements dores et déjà impactés, ainsi quà tous les professionnels qui font face à cette crise ! Bon courage à tous !

#stayhome #coronavirus #megavalanche #maxiavalanche #massstart @alpedhuez @chainreactioncycles @nukeproofbikes @endurotribe @camelbak @ionactionsports @srsuntour_inc @irctires @sabmadistribution @hopetech @vttae.fr @oz_en_oisans

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Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez 2020 : prêt pour une semaine de pure ride à l' Alpe d'Huez ?! 😀

Rendez vous du 6 au 12 juillet pour la semaine Mégavalanche !
Mercredi 8 juillet : Enduro Oz - Mégavalanche 2020 3 spéciales avec liaisons en remontées mécaniques, barbecue et concert à l'arrivée - Oz-en-Oisans !

Jeudi 9 juillet :
VINTAGE RACE à l'occasion des 25 ans sur la piste RUN DMC (alt. 2100, roulante) : ressors ton plus vieux VTT et ta tenue la plus ringard, taille toi une moustache d'époque et donne tout pour le style !
No Chain Race : parce que pédaler c'est tricher ! Gratuit avec la plaque Méga, mêmes horaires et même piste que la Vintage race, plusieurs tentatives possibles!

Vendredi : manche de placement : qualification dans les différents groupes de course pour le weekend

Samedi OU Dimanche : course

Apéros, animations, tests Nukeproof et Vitus Bikes, une semaine de fun et de ride !

Alors, tu viens avec qui?! 😀

Chain Reaction Cycles SR Suntour Inc. CamelBak ION Bike France IRC Tire USA Hope Technology Ltd Endurotribe VTTAE.fr Oz-Vaujany Domaine Skiable Allemond Tourisme
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Megavalanche Alpe dHuez 2020 : prêt pour une semaine de pure ride à l Alpe dHuez ?! :D

Rendez vous du 6 au 12 juillet pour la semaine Mégavalanche ! 
Mercredi 8 juillet : Enduro Oz - Mégavalanche 2020 3 spéciales avec liaisons en remontées mécaniques, barbecue et concert à larrivée - Oz-en-Oisans ! 

Jeudi 9 juillet : 
VINTAGE RACE à loccasion des 25 ans sur la piste RUN DMC (alt. 2100, roulante) : ressors ton plus vieux VTT et ta tenue la plus ringard, taille toi une moustache dépoque et donne tout pour le style !  
No Chain Race : parce que pédaler cest tricher ! Gratuit avec la plaque Méga, mêmes horaires et même piste que la Vintage race, plusieurs tentatives possibles! 

Vendredi : manche de placement : qualification dans les différents groupes de course pour le weekend

Samedi OU Dimanche : course 

Apéros, animations, tests Nukeproof et Vitus Bikes, une semaine de fun et de ride ! 

Alors, tu viens avec qui?! :D

Chain Reaction Cycles SR Suntour Inc. CamelBak ION Bike France IRC Tire USA Hope Technology Ltd Endurotribe VTTAE.fr Oz-Vaujany Domaine Skiable Allemond Tourisme

� We are more than happy to announce that IRC Tire officially joins the partners of the Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez 2020 and will be present at Alpe d' Huez, to serve you!

�� To celebrate this, we'll offer two pairs of #TANKEN, perfect for the #MEGAVALANCHE!

� To win, it's here or on Instagram:

� Like this post
� Comment this post : tag your ride mate and tell us your wheel size (27.5 or 29 "?)
� Get pulled out (that we take care of it)
� Sign up for the Mega here : shorturl.at/bnAHW
� Get your pair of tires from the race office in July
� (optional) Win the Mega of Alpe d ' Huez and therefore your trip for the Megavalanche Saint Paul - Ile de la Réunion 2020 🙂

Winner draw among the comments Monday, March 16th!

#irctire #mtbtire #grip #mtbrace
SABMA IRC Tire USA IRC tire Europe
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� We are more than happy to announce that IRC Tire officially joins the partners of the Megavalanche Alpe dHuez 2020 and will be present at Alpe d Huez, to serve you!

�� To celebrate this, well offer two pairs of #TANKEN, perfect for the #MEGAVALANCHE!

� To win, its here or on Instagram:

� Like this post
� Comment this post : tag your ride mate and tell us your wheel size (27.5 or 29 ?)
� Get pulled out (that we take care of it)
� Sign up for the Mega here : shorturl.at/bnAHW
� Get your pair of tires from the race office in July
� (optional) Win the Mega of Alpe d  Huez and therefore your trip for the Megavalanche Saint Paul - Ile de la Réunion 2020 :)

Winner draw among the comments Monday, March 16th!

#irctire #mtbtire #grip #mtbrace
SABMA IRC Tire USA IRC tire Europe
Megavalanche updated their cover photo.
Megavalanche

Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez 2020
Alpe d'Huez

Chain Reaction Cycles

SR Suntour Inc. CamelBak ION Bike France ION bike Nukeproof IRC Tire USA Hope Technology Ltd Oz-Vaujany Domaine Skiable Oz-en-Oisans Allemond Tourisme Endurotribe VTTAE.fr
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Megavalanche Alpe dHuez 2020
Alpe dHuez

Chain Reaction Cycles

SR Suntour Inc. CamelBak ION Bike France ION bike Nukeproof IRC Tire USA Hope Technology Ltd Oz-Vaujany Domaine Skiable Oz-en-Oisans Allemond Tourisme Endurotribe VTTAE.fr

Old but gold - MEGA 2016

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Last Year’s MEGAVALANCHE Results

  1. 1. Damien OTON (DEVINCI France) 00:23:42
  2. 2. François BAILLY MAITRE (IBIS France) 00:23:49
  3. 3. Martin MAES (GT Belgium) 00:23:59
  4. 4. Jose BORGES (BH Portugal) 00:24:21
  5. 5. Thomas LAPEYRIE (SUNN France) 00:24:31
  6. 6. Liam MOYNIHAN (CANYON France) 00:24:32
  7. 7. Remy ABSALON (SCOTT France) 00:24:44
  8. 8. Kilian BRON (SUNN France) 00:24:49
  9. 9. Dimitri TORDO (BH France) 00:25:02
  10. 10. Benjamin FORBES (TREK Australia) 00:25:06

See full list of results

Rémy Absalon was first over the finish line making this his 5th MEGAVALANCHE win!

An impressive victory for Frenchman Rémy Absalon ultimately taking the win more than 30 seconds ahead of Damien Oton, who was over the moon just to make it down the entire track. Remy’s time of 43 minutes and 19 seconds was 3 minutes off the pace of his win last year. This was no reflection on the quality of the riding. Rather, warm sun created sketchy slushy conditions lower down the glacier, causing riders to snake through a section they flew through last year. Camille Servant was in the lead for a large portion of the race, but he lost time in the woods. Even so, he climbs the rankings this year to a very respectable 7th. And, good to see Nukeproof rider Matti Lehikoinen up there with the best. A good result from team SCOTT France who yet again have 2 riders in the top 3. Begs the question, is the Scott Genius the ultimate Enduro machine?


Event Registration

Sign-up for the Megavalanche Alpe d’Huez on the engage-sports.com website. Registration is restricted to 2200 participants max, professionals and amateurs.

The registration fee ranges from 67 euros to 75 euros + lift pass (47 euros for 6 days) + insurance (19.80 euros for 6 days).

Registration closes at midnight on the 02 July 2019, or when the event is full.

Megavalanche 2019 Event Program

Saturday 30 June Beginning of the MEGAVALANCHE liftpass
Tuesday 02 July 8am–7pm Palais des Sports. Sign in, grab your frame plate and lift pass, recce the track, then hit the opening party that night
Wednesday 04 July 8:30am–6pm Palais des Sports. Sign in, grab your lift pass and recce the track
Thursday 05 July 8am–7pm Palais des Sports. Sign in, grab your lift pass and recce the track
Friday 06 July Megavalanche qualifying races – Race from Dôme des Rousses (2810 m) to Huez (1500m), then hit the opening party that night
Saturday 07 July Mega Ladies, Mega Challenger, EBike & Mega Affinity 1
Sunday 08 July MEGAVALANCHE, Mega Amateurs & Mega Affinity 2

Find more detailed program information on the UCC website

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Details

Start:
July 8, 2019
End:
July 14, 2019
Cost:
75€
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.ucc-sportevent.com/en/megavalanche-alpe-dhuez-en/

Organizer

MEGAVALANCHE®
Phone:
+33 (0)4 93 43 51 54
Email:
info@uccsportevent.com
Website:
http://www.ucc-sportevent.com/

Venue

Alpe-d’Huez – Allemont
Alpe d'Huez
Huez, Isère 38750 France
Phone:
+33 (0)4 76 11 44 44
Website:
http://www.alpedhuez.com