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MEGAVALANCHE 2018 – Alpe d’Huez

July 2 - July 8

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 shared Maxiavalanche's photo.

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Tente ta chance avec la Maxiavalanche #2 Cervinia - Italy 2018 et CamelBak ;)


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Un superbe plateau une superbe course des superbes organisateurs et sponsors vive la Maxiavalanche


It's been an amazing week with all of you guys, you were 1700 crazy riders, from 37 different nations, including 60 womens and 50 kids !

Here is the full movie of this 23rd Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez, share it to your friend to show them what they've missed! 😀

Thank you for joining us in this incredible adventure, we're looking forward to having you again next year !

Alpe d'Huez Chain Reaction Cycles
SR Suntour Inc. Vibram CamelBak Nukeproof Monkey's sauce sealant Bluegrass Endurotribe Pinkbike

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Paul Newman Liam Odey Daniel Carr next year one final go at this

Matt JocelynJocelyn Jamie Kerley Paul Organ next year

Bin c’est super 👍 joli reportage ça donne le ton...ce qui est vécu avec intensité par les riders ...

Matty Upson

Mo Mulder 2:14

Toni Schneider 😉🤙🏽

Shane Cuddihy

Chris Roberts 4m 50s 🙂

Romy Münster, Martina Bogott, Patrick Pck Piepenstock, Kuba Reichhart, wieso konnten wir im letzten Jahr nicht so viel Glück mitn Schnee haben...? 🤔😭

Krzysiek Sobol min 8.24

A massive thank you to everyone involved in organising this event, Alpe d’Huez you were amazing 🚵🏼‍♂️👍🏼❤️

Super , c'était un grand et fabuleux week-end Merci

So proud to have been part of this insane race! Thank you!

Richard Butters 40secs

Charlie Potts Clive Hutchinson Stuart Ingham Adam Saunders

Jutschien Mtb hier!!

See you next year 💪😍

Ross Millar

Gary Williams Cregor Elliott seems so long ago now

Anaëlle Jézéquel 😉


Esperienza bellissima , posto magnifico e grande organizzazione. La rifarò! Con molto piacere.

Emil Baungaard Megavalanche næste år i stedet for Madeira?

Polly Bayliss spotted at 5:05. you legend.

Upping our game next year Brian?

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#MEGAVALANCHE full official movie coming tonight! Stay tuned 😉

@alpedhuez @chainreactioncycles
@nukeproofbikes @srsuntour_inc @vibram @camelbak @pinkbike @endurotribe @monkeyssauce_sealant @bluegrass_eagle
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#MEGAVALANCHE full official movie coming tonight! Stay tuned ;) 

@alpedhuez @chainreactioncycles 
@nukeproofbikes @srsuntour_inc @vibram @camelbak @pinkbike @endurotribe @monkeyssauce_sealant @bluegrass_eagle

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#MEGAVALANCHE #mtb #ride #mountains #lake #alpedhuez
Megavalanche shared Monkey's sauce sealant's Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez 2018.

La team Monkey's sauce sealant vous fait découvrir sa #Megavalanche 😉

Monkey's sauce sealant
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Josh Bryceland on fire on a glacier! ;D ... See MoreSee Less

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Good Times fucking good ....

Mega Hard !! 😱

Evan Langham Justin Jarvis

Marcel 😃

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Ben Moore in ebike this year on the #Mégavalanche E-Bike serie 😉

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Thomas Kolb deine Chance nächstes Jahr!

Richard Butters was that you with the water??? 😀

Tim Richardson

Super 😋 🚲🌄

Mandi Shuker

Ben Threlfall can we do it on Ebikes next time 😁

James Round Steve Howes

Ebikes for going downhill ?? WTF !

Jajaja retiolaaaa

Leo Interdonato

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Matej Charvat and his friends came from Czech Republic to ride the #MEGAVALANCHE with us and they loved it! 😉

English subtitles available 😉
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#glacier #crazy #mtb #alpedhuez #alarma #crash
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#glacier #crazy #mtb #alpedhuez #alarma #crash


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Sambi, that you out front giving it a klinsman?

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Mooie inhaalactie op 2:01 Daniël Prijkel 😉

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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 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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