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Year after year, for exactly 20 years now! - an insane bike race has been held on Alpe d`Huez. More than 2000 gravity riders competing on a track more than 2500 vertical meters and more than 32km of descending starting from 3300 meter high and glaciated Pic Blanc.

After last year’s mudfest, the conditions for the 2k15 Megavalanche were just perfect. After three wins in the past, a 2nd place in 2013 and a break in 2014 Remy Absalon this year returned to his 'living room’ motivated and with a clear plan.

Remy raced to the top of the podium with an overall race time of 40 minutes, 54.930 seconds leading Thomas Lapeyrie (2nd) by 38 seconds and Yoann Barelli (3rd) by 46 seconds.


The overall fantastic race result for the SRSuntour WERX team was completed by Dimitri Tordo (FRA) on 11, Premek Teichman (CZE) and Max Schumann (GER) coming in on 30.

Just one day before the W´s final took place searching for the queen of downhill-endurance. Valerie Schandene (FRA) raced onto the podium finishing on 4, Anne Galyean (Marin-SRSuntour, USA) came in on 7 in her first Megavalanche race. Big congrats, we like!

While the Tour de France is rolling across the country, a great day for French gravity racing turning the podium into blue, white and red.

Congratulations and respect to Remy Absalon, his team Scott-SRSuntour and of course the 2k16 Auron RC2! But of course also to all other racers who take part in the Mega and challenge themselves!

We´re stoked and proud to have him on board our WERX team and about our longterm commitment to such an outstanding and unique race format.

Enjoy some impressions of one of the most demanding bike races on this planet. Copyright Hoshi K. Yoshida/ SRSuntour, high resolution images are available on demand.

Posted by Oliver Beddows, October 03, 2016 09:00.

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