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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

Profitez de cet hiver pour planter les pneus dans la neige en entraînement #MEGAVALANCHE 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

Profitez de cet hiver pour planter les pneus dans la neige en entraînement #MEGAVALANCHE :D

 

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Davide Sottocornola

😆descente à 50% sur le cul en 2018...A voir combien pour 2019😉😂

J’espère que le glacier sera moins long cette année 😂

#MEGAVALANCHE awesome singletracks experience... 🤘 ... See MoreSee Less

#MEGAVALANCHE awesome singletracks experience... 🤘

GO GO GO!
Tague un pote à qui tu aimes mettre la pression sur les sentiers, il sera peut-être devant toi à la #MEGAVALANCHE 😉
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GO GO GO! 
Tague un pote à qui tu aimes mettre la pression sur les sentiers, il sera peut-être devant toi à la #MEGAVALANCHE  ;)

 

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Il a plus de chances que mon Wali Rider soit loin devant moi 😥

Patrice Giro attends moi!!

Wilson Cole Go Go Go ! ! ! 😀

Franck Aurelien go go go!!!!!

Korba Greg 😂😂

Frederic Pernot Anthony Nosse

Shaun Daly the boar 🐗 caller !!!

Stefan Peter

Thomas Coppee

David Esparon

Alexandre Caby Arnaud Martin 😁😁😁😁

Vincent Gonzalez

Yann Perron 🤘🏻🤘🏻😉

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#MEGAVALANCHE : @damienoton heading to victory 2018, what about 2019?!! 😉 🤘🔥 ... See MoreSee Less

#MEGAVALANCHE : @damienoton  heading to victory 2018, what about 2019?!! 😉 🤘🔥

 

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2019 it will be me :D no doubts about it!!

Megavalanche updated their cover photo.
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Megavalanche Chain Reaction - Alpe d'Huez 2019 : are you ready?! ... See MoreSee Less

Megavalanche Chain Reaction - Alpe dHuez 2019 : are you ready?!

 

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Joyce S. Insolence this is the one

Gael Moreau Xavier Xenard 🤙

Jutschien mtb... Solla mer?

Thomas Brévery

Anas

😳 Not really

Inscription check, y'a plus qu'à attendre

Je viens pour holeshot..😉😉

Not ready but can't wait 🤣🤘🤙

Edouard Van Belle on devrait faire cette course

Nabil Hanoudi nkounou anawiyak nchaallah tamma hhhh

This'll be me this year. Yeah, the ne up the back on his arse

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Ouverture des inscriptions #MAXIAVALANCHE vendredi à 17h... Let's get ready for 2019 #MASSSTARTSERIES !!!! 🤘🔥🚵‍♀️

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Megavalanche updated their cover photo.
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Megavalanche shared their photo.
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Register his buddy at #mégavalanche, is this really a gift? 😀

He (or she) will curse you at start on the glacier, but will thank you once of the finish line (if he/she reach it 😂) !
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Register his buddy at #mégavalanche, is this really a gift? :D

He (or she) will curse you at start on the glacier, but will thank you once of the finish line (if he/she reach it 😂) !

 

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James Taylor

Are your mates ready to join you for a crazy adventure week in @alpedhuez in July ?! 🚵

Tag them to see if they're brave enough to race the #MEGAVALANCHE 🔥🤘
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Are your mates ready to join you for a crazy adventure week in @alpedhuez in July ?! 🚵

Tag them to see if theyre brave enough to race the #MEGAVALANCHE 🔥🤘

 

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Hilco Keurhorst, Bas Hurenkamp, Michel Bergsteyn

Alejandro De La Vega

No mates :D going alone... but I'm sure I'll meet nice new mates there! Looking forward to join for the first time!

Nico Bertels gade nu mee? Dan schrijf ik ons in he

Oh YES! 👍

Check out my 2018 gallery https://www.facebook.com/pg/Z0photos/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1513525695418120

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Megavalanche shared UNILAD Adventure's Incredible Bike Ride.
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Hell yeah!!!

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Damian McAlinden looks fun

Chris NigemeierDaniel Neikel

Anthony Verona TomTom Houbert

Rob Hellström :)

To much fun, cant wait!

I have done both mega avalanche and mountain of hell I would say mountain of hell is crazier.

2019 💪

Jea Nine one of my “desireeeeees”❄️💃🏻🚲🚲🕺❄️ 🤩

Definitely the daftest thing I've done on a bike 😁

Makes me giggle ever time see this

Bine Maja

Megavalanche !! ..completed it mate

Henri Schwarz

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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