The longest, “craziest”, dirtiest? mountain bike race in the world!
Check out PinkBike’s action packed wipeout video of the start of the qualifiers on Friday, July 7th, 2017.
The MegAvalanche is a downhill mountain bike marathon style race, starting on the glaciated summit of the Pic Blanc (3,300m/ 10,826 FEET) and descending to the lush meadows of the valley bottom at Allemont (720m/ 2,363 FEET), after some 2000 metres/ 4,726 FEET down and 30 km/ 18.6 MILES long. The Alpe d’Huez is located in the French Alps and mountain bikers all over Europe and the world call it mecca.
“For those who would still ignore it, the Megavalanche Alpe d’Huez is one of the most famous and not-to-be missed DH marathon race. Since 1995, each year, thousands of riders take the departure from the famous “Pic Blanc” ; this this in every weather condition ! Its Mass Start at 3330 meters high on the glacier and its finish line in Allemont, 2600 meters down, makes this DH Marathon race the longest and craziest race in the world !”
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