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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

Waiting for the start... 😍😨💪🚀🏁🚵
#megavalanche #mtb #glacier #crazyrace
@alpedhuez @chainreaction
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Waiting for the start... 😍😨💪🚀🏁🚵
#megavalanche #mtb #glacier #crazyrace
@alpedhuez @chainreaction

 

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A faire ! Arthur Monsallier obligé !!!

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Megavalanche Reunion Island 2017 - Kids learning with @lorisvergier 👍

 

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Jose, i may get the finger out and get to reunion

About time did told you reunion is the place

La fin des vacances, c'est surtout le moment de penser aux prochaines non? 😉

Cap sur l'océan Indien fin nomvembre pour la #megavalanche de la Reunion 😀 🌴🌋🚵🏁🌞🍻
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La fin des vacances, cest surtout le moment de penser aux prochaines non? ;) 

Cap sur locéan Indien fin nomvembre pour la #megavalanche de la Reunion :D 🌴🌋🚵🏁🌞🍻

 

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Delphine 😍😍😍

Rendez vous à @ax3domaines les 15-16 septembre pour la toute nouvelle @maxiavalanche ! 😉🚵🏁🏁💪

Dernière Mass-Start avant la #megavalanche de la Réunion !🌋🌴🏁🌞

Infos et inscriptions : www.Maxiavalanche.com

#MTB #massstart #ride #friends #singletrack
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Rendez vous à @ax3domaines les 15-16 septembre pour la toute nouvelle @maxiavalanche ! 😉🚵🏁🏁💪

Dernière Mass-Start avant la #megavalanche de la Réunion !🌋🌴🏁🌞

Infos et inscriptions : www.Maxiavalanche.com

#MTB #massstart #ride #friends #singletrack

Tague ton pote qui devrait t'offrir le voyage pour la #MEGAVALANCHE de la Réunion, juste parce que t'es sympa, et que les amis ça s'entraident 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

Tague ton pote qui devrait toffrir le voyage pour la #MEGAVALANCHE de la Réunion, juste parce que tes sympa, et que les amis ça sentraident 😂

 

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Tom Chn

Johan Erasun ça fera office de revanche pour Finale xD

Philippe Lefebvre Quentin Richard 😜🦈🌴

Julien Gavillon 😜😂

Alice Yvlt

Christian Retaggi 😆😆

Keavin Keavin Kev Enzo Fabre

Gilles Roethinger

Johan Thrt

Cédric Robelin, et tu peux pas y aller....

Maxence Brachet dommage tu as cours.......

🙄🙄Caro😏😏

George Edwards

Christophe Cabos mais c’est dans l’autre sens pour l’année prochaine

Djow Djoh ! Alexandre ! Brice ! Ah zut j’ai oublié on est déjà sur place ... XD TROP HÂTE LÀ !

Bruno Martin

Mon Wali Rider bien évidemment 😘

Cedric Debortoli😂😂

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Can't wait for some lava riding ! 🌋🌴🚵🏁👌🍹
#MEGAVALANCHE #reunionisland

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Cant wait for some lava riding ! 🌋🌴🚵🏁👌🍹
#MEGAVALANCHE #reunionisland 

Join the adventure on www.Megavalanche.com

 

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Quand aura t'on un retour sur les mails transmis pour les formules ?

Sher Isse vacation on paradise isand?

Super ambiance,épreuve à faire au moins une fois dans sa vie 😆

Can't wait for next year ! 😀
See you in Reunion Island in december for an exotic #MEGAVALANCHE 😉
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Cant wait for next year ! :D 
See you in Reunion Island in december for an exotic #MEGAVALANCHE ;)

 

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Joe Robson 👌🏽

Where is the classification of Mega avalanche 2018?

Awesome!

World Unknown
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next year

I did it in 2012😀

Done ✅

Anna, Christopher.

Yes

Po Prostu Grzechu

Still can’t believe you did this Fraser Sheerin

Lee Fryer Anders Fellving

Roberto Colalillo Junior

John Roberts. Mike Smith

Raced it ten times love it

What the doing !!!!!

Karl Garner Bailey

Luca Hoff

Christopher Soubigou

Yes and will be back again in 2019

Jutschien mtb, in 2 Jahr wieder... 😁

Simon Stoten next year bro

EsthEr Marianne Jeanne :p

Rajaofetra Nicolas Xtof Comeback on la refait en 2019 ? Là j ai envie !

Jimmy Pollard do you come next year !!?

All the Time!

Couple of years Christopher Bancroft?

Emil Baungaard 2019 !

Ton Streefland Edwin de Ruijter Ronald Berends ik heb ons ingeschreven 💪

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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
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