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MEGAVALANCHE 2018 – Alpe d’Huez

July 2 - July 8

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


MEGAVALANCHE Facebook Feed

@damienoton : vers une deuxième victoire #MEGAVALANCHE en 2018? 😉

Il faudra négocier avec @remyabsalon @nicoquere @youndeniaud @alexsicard974 Booy, Laurestand et tous les autres riders sur les pentes du Maïdo 💪💪🤘
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@damienoton : vers une deuxième victoire #MEGAVALANCHE en 2018? 😉

Il faudra négocier avec @remyabsalon @nicoquere @youndeniaud @alexsicard974 Booy, Laurestand et tous les autres riders sur les pentes du Maïdo 💪💪🤘

 

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Lora tu négocies ahahah !!!

Petit Andy

Martin Feyl das fehlt uns noch

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One month to go before registration opening guys! Ready for the Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez 2019?! Tag your riding mate! 😉 🤘 ... See MoreSee Less

One month to go  before registration opening guys! Ready for the Megavalanche Alpe dHuez 2019?! Tag your riding mate! ;) 🤘

 

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Andreas Kolp

Nicolas Mancini Tu fais avec moi ?

Petit Andy

Markus Eberle

Manca un mese Andrea Rodolfi

David Fabian 🙌🏽

ready to click.......

David Gillingham!!

Evan Macdonald Mylene Macdonald

Jack Raynor

Gregor Muir it happening?

Oh yes. Whw are taking over

Phil Bridgewater

Krysch lohoooos

Matthieu Joly Jeremie Suchail Geoffrey Lecuir Frank Esteves

Buzzing!!!

Mais comme c'était bon ! Impossible de résister😂, du pur bonheur dans ses paysages à couper le souffle, sans compter le délire de rider la neige. Alarmaaa ! 🔥

Je vais m'inscrire à la montagne offre sell

Tu y vas ? Cedric Brunie

Sans moi encore ... Je viendrai juste de repasser sur le billard pour enlever les broches 😭

Constant Sery toujours motivé?

Paul Ford Dean Morris George Horsnall

Jordi Valenta en fait les inscriptions ne sont pas encore ouvertes 😉

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Au fait pour la Réunion... Pensez à bien emballer votre vélo 😂

#MEGAVALANCHE #bike #cardboardcheaperthanevoc
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Au fait pour la Réunion... Pensez à bien emballer votre vélo 😂

#MEGAVALANCHE #bike #cardboardcheaperthanevoc

 

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Steph Bipbip un pote à toi 😂😂

Poukor roulé, la fine cassé! La sa gaign la place su la ligne la🤣🤣

On est retombé sur cette petite pépite... et on ne s'en lasse pas 😂
Thomas Lapeyrie l'année prochaine tu cours ou tu fais speaker? 😀

Thomas Lapeyrie
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Petit Andy sa donne envie de le refaire !

Paulo Henrique Mendes regarde c'est énorme 😂

Ostras como esta el figura

Ce mec c est l esprit du vtt incarné

Rico Vds 😍

Paul Mourot elle est de retour 😂

Steven Davis. I ain't that noisy 😋

Mouai, un peu boulet quand même... 🤔

Matthieu Loetscher Gilles Roethinger cava je suis sage 😂😂

Merlin BhglBhglGrégoire Lamothe

Thibaut Carette-Willard Ecoute moi ça jusqu'à la fin ^^ il rend fou le type ^^'

Incroyable.

Philippe Thion je dois avoir 2-3 videos avec des coms comme ça de cet été mdr

This is such a hard ride & nice to see some great vt ✋😁🚵‍♂️

Benjamin Laporte tu pense qu'on peut fait ça en course nous 🤣🤣🤣

Tiago Fernandes, acho que este aprendeu com o mestre Marcelo Costa 😂😂😂

Pask Wall je t'y vois bien

Régis😂

Killian Callaghan

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Maido Course VTT

maido / VTT.

Maido /VTT

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Megavalanche Saint Paul - La Réunion 2018 : pas de glacier, mais autant de fun en Mass-Start sur 20km et -2000m de sentiers de folies du Maïdo à la plage 😉

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Brooaaap! Frame plate ready !
How about you?!
#MEGAVALANCHE #reunionisland
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Brooaaap! Frame plate ready ! 
How about you?! 
#MEGAVALANCHE #reunionisland

 

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cant wait!

Tom Curtis not long now

Malle Heiko wäre das mal was für dich?

Jérôme Birembaut

@cedricgracia will be joining us on the #reunionisland #MEGAVALANCHE next month! It's going to be fun !!! 😝🤘 ... See MoreSee Less

@cedricgracia will be joining us on the #reunionisland #MEGAVALANCHE next month! Its going to be fun !!! 😝🤘

 

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Jacopo Carrai Giuseppe Panarello Jack Sifaperridere Frusciante

Michel Palmucci

La y sa boire la dodo !!

Oups 🍻🍻🍻 Cedric Gracia🤟

Starting to get cold in Europe 🤧 let's go to the #reunionisland #MEGAVALANCHE at the end of the month to get some tropical riding! 😝🤙🌴🍹🌋🏝️ ... See MoreSee Less

Starting to get cold in Europe 🤧 lets go to the #reunionisland #MEGAVALANCHE at the end of the month to get some tropical riding! 😝🤙🌴🍹🌋🏝️

 

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Si vous faites une course de béquilles je viens aussi....

Angé Lique 😊

Who's in for the Enduro Oz the 10th of july as a nice warm up before the #MEGAVALANCHE ? 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

Whos in for the Enduro Oz the 10th of july as a nice warm up before the #MEGAVALANCHE ? 😉

 

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Den kenne ich doch 😉

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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

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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 2018, or when the event is full.

Megavalanche 2018 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 2
End:
July 8
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