Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez 2012

Jul 22, 2012
by Ian Hylands  
Top 5 Men

1. Remy Absalon
2. Nicolas Lau
3. Dan Atherton
4. Gregory Doucende
5. François Bailly Maitre

The glacier was perfect and the weather was cold and beautiful for perfect race conditions.

Rene Wildhaber made the holeshot and was leading at the start, but crashed hard in the rocks on the glacier. Nico Vouilloz had the lead by 45 seconds at one point but he lost one of his tires in a turn! Karim Amour was in 5th spot 100m before the finish line when he broke his derailleur hanger.

Live results are here

Must Read This Week


  • + 38
 Great to see Dan doing so well....This is a crazy mans race...bloody perfect!
  • + 13
 I'd say Athy's first year assault on enduro is going bloody well, wouldn't you?
  • + 6
 yeah really impressed.From 4X to this and getting results is credit to the mans courage and dedication.
  • + 12
 Beautiful photos, amazing event, didnt realise Remy beat Dan Atherton, well done remi, good to see Dan doing well. Event added to my todo list for next year.
  • + 2
 Have to agree about being one to do . Maybe next year I'll see you there !
  • + 9
 Yay Athy, top 3!
  • + 7
 This is a race that begs to be covered live for TV!!
  • + 1
 Yah man! This would beat audiences of boring TOur de France for sure!!
  • + 4
 Doesn't Remy Absalon win most years? Congrats to him and the others anyway. I'd love to have a crack at this next year!
  • + 3
 It's usually him or Wildhaber.
  • + 3
 Thats great that dan did so well and given he's relatively new to it as well , great job .
  • + 2
 Can't wait to see Dan's helmet camera footage! Looks like he's the only front line'r with one on.
  • + 4
 yes DAN !!!!!
  • + 1
 Congrats to him and the others anyway. I'd love to have a crack at this next year![img][/img]
  • + 1
 yeah Rene leading the pack...unfortunatly with a big crash in the lead after the snow ...
  • + 1
 THE BEST race on the planet! Too bad for Nico - Great place for Dan! This is on my bucket list before I get too old.
  • + 2
 the man in the picture with dan atherton has a cool disc brack cover !!!
  • + 2
 Yes Dan!
  • + 1
 Looks an awesome event. Anyone know how old you have to be to do it?
  • + 1
 At least 15, except for the Transvésubienne where you have to be 16.

2.3 Les compétitions sont ouvertes aux participants âgés de 15 ans et plus (sauf Transvésubienne à partir de 16 ans)
  • + 1
 Nice protection on front disc brake Big Grin
  • + 1
 It's Karim Amour's bike and the brake cover is made by Leoseven
  • + 1
 What an awesome race ... Get em next year Dan
  • + 1
 is that a 29er Lapierre in the second photo. Assume it's Nico riding!!
  • + 1
 did nico vouilloz race??
  • + 1
 Yeah, he was leading but his front tire came out of the rim forcing him to give up the race :'(
  • + 0
 I'm agree with shak..It must be on shelvs already!
  • - 2
 Looks like Dan has joined Rachel and Gee, in wearing the best DH helmet. Wink
  • - 4
flag likeomg (Jul 22, 2012 at 9:08) (Below Threshold)
 a one industries? id say a tld d3 or poc with mips would be the best helmet..
  • + 0
 Next year is me here

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