Trans-Savoie: The Evolution of All-Mountain MTB Multi-Day Enduro Racing

Dec 28, 2012 at 2:56
Dec 28, 2012
by Simon Paton  
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Did you miss out on a place in next year's Trans-Provence? Already done a big multi-day event and now looking for your next big challenge? There's a new kid on the block that might be of interest......

Trans-Savoie Race Event Registration - Dates Announced.
Registration opens Tuesday 2nd January 2013 at 18:00 GMT (19:00 CET; 12:00 CST/USA)
The inaugural event will take place 17th to 24th August 2013 (with six days of racing commencing 08:30 on 18th August).
This uplift-assisted multi-day Enduro event adopts a familiar rally-style format to that of similar events such as the Trans-Savoie, but throws Ski-lift uplifting, 3000m peaks and monster 1200m-vertical special stages into the mix. It begins at Val d'Isere and traverses the Savoie region of France, ending in Chamonix, covering 250km+ with a total altitude loss in excess of 20,000m.
The race package includes accommodation, catering, and logistical support such that all entrants can focus 100% on the racing, with an equal footing to all other competitors.


Entries will be allocated on first-come-first-served basis, as judged by the order they are received after the above time & date. We’d advise getting in quick since entries are limited to 35 open-category competitors. (A further 15 spaces are pre-allocated for professional entries).
Not sure this event is for you? Take a peek at trail-footage from the one of the final day's special stages:

The race entry fee of 995 GBP / 1249 EUROS includes:
High quality campsite accommodation (individual tent)
Quality catering (3 meals per day) plus trailside refuelling stations
Daily logistical support / baggage transfer & full race support
Fully sign-posted route in excess of 250km rideable terrain
Electronic timing system and all associated equipment
Route map and route / race crib notes
Daily lift-passes as required to complete the route (average 3 per day)
Vehicle support for breakdown / medical emergency
On-site professional medical care & marshals
Airport transfers to/from Geneva if required
Limited Emergency Bike Maintenance from a team of mobile mechanics
Access to daily de-brief and evening social events


Trans-Savoie Race Entry Process:
Download & complete the race-pre-entry form
Email your completed pre-entry form (instructions on form) after the entry opening time. Please note early entries will be auto-rejected.
You will be advised on the success of your application before Sunday 6th January 2013 (or within 5 days of receipt of application, thereafter).
To secure your place, a non-refundable registration deposit of 295 GBP / 395 Euros is then payable immediately. Your place and race entry number will be confirmed by email on receipt of this deposit.
Balance of payment for all outstanding fees is due by 1st April 2013.

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  • + 4
 Enduro being the racing form of all-mountain MTB (itself being plain simple MTB), somebody explains me what all-mountain MTB Enduro racing is? Oh sorry! It's the evolution of it all...

Apart of the title (sorry for being so negative), I'll definitly try to enter it in 2014! That sounds like the perfect counterpart to the Trans-Provence: the northern part of the french Alps.
  • + 1
 Would love to ride in this!!! In 2014 please don't put it on at the same time as Crankworx and we will be there!!! Can't wait!
  • + 1
 This looks like an amazing route, 3 different lift systems per day! This will be epic I am sure. I think this will become the event of the season val to chamonix. Sweet. Hopefully everything spelt correctly. Apologies in advance for any typos which may offend anyone.
  • + 5
 Meanwhile back in Omaha.....
  • + 3
 Yeah I know that feeling
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