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MEGAVALANCHE 2019 – Alpe d’Huez

July 8 - July 14

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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Près de 25 ans d'histoire du VTT sur l'île de la Réunion, on ne va pas s'arrêter en si bon chemin ! 😁
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#megavalanche #reunionisland 1995 👌
Près de 25 ans dhistoire du VTT sur lîle de la Réunion, on ne va pas sarrêter en si bon chemin ! 😁
Rendez vous les 30 novembre 1er décembre pour la #megavalanche Saint Paul! 🤘😍

#mtb #island #ride #beach #tropics @villedesaintpaul

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Dans 5 jours😊

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There are three places left for the travel packs Megavalanche Saint Paul - Ile de la Réunion 2019, to book before November 8th 😉
We know you're willing to come, but your two best friends are still hesitating to join you... Now it's the time to decide ! 😀

Book Now: www.ucc-sportevent.com/voyage-ile-de-la-reunion/ 😉
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There are three places left for the travel packs Megavalanche Saint Paul - Ile de la Réunion 2019, to book before November 8th ;)
We know youre willing to come, but your two best friends are still hesitating to join you... Now its the time to decide ! :D 

Book Now: https://www.ucc-sportevent.com/voyage-ile-de-la-reunion/ ;)

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Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez 2020 : registrations will open on friday the 13th (lucky day?!) at 5pm (Paris time) !
FULL GAZZZZZ !

Register (realy) early to get a good position on the qualifying run 😉
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Megavalanche Alpe dHuez 2020 : registrations will open on friday the 13th (lucky day?!) at 5pm (Paris time) ! 
FULL GAZZZZZ ! 

Register (realy) early to get a good position on the qualifying run ;)

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Half way down my run this year I was like, why the hell am I doing this.. And now I'm like, Ow yeah, registration is opening soon! 😂

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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
End:
July 14
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