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MEGAVALANCHE 2018 – Alpe d’Huez

July 2, 2018 - July 8, 2018

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 Chain Reaction - Alpe d'Huez 2019 / ARE YOU READY?!

Come and join the craziest MTB race of the World in Alpe d'Huez from 8th to 14th of july! 2000 riders from 42 nations racing on the longest MTB downhill you can find on Earth: 22km / 2600m drop !
A rad week of bike and fun with friends in the french alps 😉

Enter now : www.megavalanche.com

Alpe d'Huez Chain Reaction Cycles
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Andrew Darcy Mortimer O Sullivan

Paul Bradley

Bertrand Millon

Even fixing broken stuff in the mornings is awesome!

Gonna have lots of fun 😃😃

Simon Stoten


Trop impatient d’y être avec Laurent Georges Hugo Georges et Diego Georges 😝😝😝

Elle Pincher 💪

Maximilien c’est un truc qui me plait depuis gamin 😬🤩 j’aimerai trop

Céline Pelluet

Nicolas on te voit à la fin non ? Lora Alex

Paul Toman this is the one I want to do!!

Franssoua Gadweski, Adrian Starosciak, Yoann Suss,Lucas Dvry,Pierre Poillotte, ca vous dit pas?!?!

Franssoua Gadweski, Adrian Starosciak, Yoann Suss,Lucas Dvry,Pierre Poillotte, ca vous dit pas?!?!

James 2025 maybe lol

Come and join for infos and team-up with others. www.facebook.com/groups/319688835195560/?ref=bookmarks

Kjetil, skal vi ta oss turen?

Mark Smith Completed it mate 😜

Jeff Benjamin, cmon!

Andrew Cunningham Stephen Vacher less than 3 months 😁

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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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July 2, 2018
July 8, 2018
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Alpe-d’Huez – Allemont
Alpe d'Huez
Huez, Isère 38750 France
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