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MEGAVALANCHE 2018 – Alpe d’Huez

July 2, 2018 - July 8, 2018

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

First on the snow 💪👌
#MEGAVALANCHE

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First on the snow 💪👌
#MEGAVALANCHE 

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Ah ... c'était mon petit passage "secret" en 2012, qui m'avait permis de me qualifier en "Elite ; depuis il y a du monde qui est passé par là ;-) !

Steve Norbury recognise this!? 🤘😜

#CRAZYQUERE 🤘

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Lachlan Clarke

Es ist bald wieder soweit Marcel 😃

Jonathan Goodfellow Jamie Heathcote some lines here

Julia Ferguson OMG... the first few minutes 😬😬😄

Andrew Darcy Mortimer O Sullivan

Andrew Cavaye Tim Abbott

Mickael Riviere 🤘😀

Best event ever💪

Grégory A-net pour te chauffer un peu 😉!!!

Michael Badger Pearson

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Ladies first ! 🙂
#girlpower #megavalanche

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Ladies first ! :) 
#girlpower #megavalanche

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Non quentin est le must de L'UCC

Kato, allee schattie, wa peinzd ge 😂😂

Vous pouvez pas enlever le mec en bleu et jaune devant il gache la photo 😂😂😂😂😂

Morgane Jnr réchauffée :)

Choosing the perfect line 💪👌

For entering there is just one smple track, and it's here: www.engage-sports.com/megavalanche-alpe-dhuez-2019/ 😉
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Choosing the perfect line 💪👌

For entering there is just one smple track, and its here: https://www.engage-sports.com/megavalanche-alpe-dhuez-2019/ ;)

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Dont forget to purchase your customized #MEGAVALANCHE jersey when entering the race, its often sold out on the event :)

 

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Brad Hill

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Will you be joining the #enduroOZ wednesday the 10th of july before the #MEGAVALANCHE?

Van, camping car, tent, hotel... What's the better way to enjoy your stay at the Megavalanche Chain Reaction - Alpe d'Huez 2019? 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

Van, camping car, tent, hotel... Whats the better way to enjoy your stay at the Megavalanche Chain Reaction - Alpe dHuez 2019? ;)

 

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Michael Meyer ein Mobil weiter😊

C'est le FC d'Alain !

Wheres the best place for a motorhome

There’s always air bnb

Any good recommendations on hotel/apartment for 6??

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Ready for the carnage?! 😀 🤘💪🚵‍♀️😱

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Ready for the carnage?! :D 🤘💪🚵‍♀️😱

Enter here: https://www.engage-sports.com/megavalanche-alpe-dhuez-2019/

 

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Jutschien mtb, Matthias Nyvelt,

Thib Elvis

Ralph Extra Peter Lenssen Ben Bike Gerry Seyen Glenn Acv Yntse Pockelé Brent van Elven Michel Bergsteyn Fien Lammertyn 😍🤩🤗🤙

ready !!! et inscrit !!!💪😱😎🤩🥳🤘💪😱

Yann Delbrouck ? :D :D :D

Loic Czt jusqu'à quand nous remet sa ? 🚵🚵🚵

Dene Wootton

Martin Mumby I signed u up. Have u got passport

Brendy Quinn😫😪😭

Anthony Tyler

Join for infos and team up with others https://www.facebook.com/groups/319688835195560/?ref=bookmarks

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Sean O'Suilleabhain

Jim Boomkens

Alain Faustini

Donald Macphie Gordon Macphie fuck it. Let’s do it?

Can’t wait CANT WAIT😃

I’m ready 🤘👊

Kévin Contreras Bertrand Millon are you ready????🤘

One day i will be

Has there been any brexit bull shit that will wreck travelling there ?

Pauline Trt herrreee we gooooo

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Megavalanche Chain Reaction - Alpe d'Huez 2019

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Jérémy Martin

Erwin Krase

Maxime Bourdeaux

Yves Verhaegen

Alex Hayward James Connor count downs on!

Thomas Gugu. Valentin Gilles Davy Tran Mathieu Surcin Charles De Lucca pour vous 2019!

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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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Details

Start:
July 2, 2018
End:
July 8, 2018
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