Videos: The 2014 Megavalanche

Jul 16, 2014
by Tyler Maine  
2014 Megavalanche - Alpe d'Huez - GoPro full run with Thibaut Ruffin:





Megavalanche Front Row Action:




44 Comments

  • 33 0
 At last! I thought Pinkbike had forgotten about the Mega!
  • 5 0
 why ride down when you can just slide down the mountain
  • 14 0
 million dollar idea ilert gopro tear offs
  • 4 2
 Well, that looks easy. I think ill enter it next year......NOT!
  • 16 0
 What a magic moment when he's flying down the mud-DH section and everyone single person that passed him on the climb is walking their bike...
  • 5 0
 I dont get that. Dude was truckin through that mud.
  • 3 0
 skillz
  • 3 8
flag FaastEddie (Jul 16, 2014 at 21:51) (Below Threshold)
 Also one of the dudes(red, black and white outfit) that passed him was on flats. No way that dude was getting through the mud by riding flats. He has to walk it! Juss sayin.
  • 9 0
 He had 26" on his 27,5" bike… for bigger space between frame and tires, so the mud didn’t block his wheels
  • 2 0
 DONT JUST SAY FASSST EDDIE
  • 11 1
 The Ultimate.....Mega has all bases covered...Snow..mud...dry...Downhill ...uphill.....high altitude ...fast...and faster...I would love to try it ...I bet its very difficult.and very,very,FUN.
  • 5 1
 It wasn't all fun on the bottom part this year for sure. But definitely worth the struggle !!
  • 9 0
 Can't believe I sat here for an hour watching this. Looks like so much fun great riding bro!!
  • 9 1
 Finally a mega post, on the mega avalanche. Cheers pinkbike thought you had forgotten about this mega race!
  • 3 0
 This was the hardest race I've ever done, the conditions were much worse for the ladies and challengers race the day before the main race. This dude ran skinny tires and took it easy on the top part unlike the other lads who hammered it then got exhausted by the mud. It took me 2 hours to finish and the longest time was 4 hours. Saw so many broken men in the challengers race
  • 3 0
 This is a full-length video of how if would look like if me or you took part (helmet cam from a local rider).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtWkEYaxgKQ
  • 1 0
 ahhhh. the truth comes out. stuck in the pack would absolutely suck. no chance at speed with so many people walking their bikes even on the shale sections not too mention the snow.
  • 2 0
 That mud must be like what it was like in the battle fields during world war 1? utter sticky crap! just a battle to stay upright let alone any forward progress. wicked skills!
  • 1 0
 At 22:38, I quote / translate: " f*cking XC" Wink . That guy does not like pedaling on flat
Would love to see a coverage with a nice Pinkbike style article as they did last year.
Really enjoyed it. Great pics, nice touch of humor, and a few snapshots of bikes destroyed during the race ... Aouch

Maybe next year, if they don' t put the Mega AND the EWS at the same time.Nice timing.
  • 1 0
 First time at the mega and gutted to race on Saturday as I finished 36th in qualifier. It was a total mud bath and unrideible in places but its made me more stronger as a rider,(86out of 310)and I've got unfinished business with that mountain!! Bring on alarmaaaa Wink
  • 3 0
 Sam Dale lying on the floor around 12:30 ? didnt even see him crash haha

Awesome footage, worth the wait!
  • 2 0
 That Commencal rider was in the top 20? and the trail was DESTROYED. RIP in pieces every other rider after him. They must still be up there
  • 1 0
 the trail was destroyed since the beginning of the weekend unfortunately...
  • 1 0
 I've played rugby for years but getting down the snow in the amateur race in that altitude was the physically hardest thing I've ever done
  • 2 0
 i cant believe i actually watch this for an hour!!! what a rush, my brain tought i was on top of the race!!
  • 1 0
 I don't care if you are a pro - if you are off the bike get off the track. What an amazing run! What an animal to keep pedalling in that mud!
  • 4 1
 mud butt....
  • 2 0
 Brutal race. Mach speed descending and barf speed pedaling.
  • 2 0
 So underestimated!, physicly speaking
  • 3 0
 Best race on the planet.
  • 1 0
 seems like it was muddier than years past. Rough looking track. Gotta be taxing as hell.
  • 2 0
 "His motha' was a mudda'."
  • 1 0
 THIS was a race that would have been a real advantage having a sealed drive!!!
Just a pity no one had one?
  • 1 0
 lmfao, that start looks mental!
  • 1 0
 Did that last year. That course is no joke.
  • 1 0
 Looks so fun and sooooo Euro!
  • 2 0
 8 mins in hahahaha owned
  • 1 0
 Well I am definitely adding this to my bucket list
  • 1 0
 Second video is Joost Wichman
  • 1 0
 Did it in Peru, no glacier but sooo much fun!!
  • 1 0
 Freaking insane... love watching it.
  • 1 0
 Holy muck
  • 1 0
 Who won?
  • 3 6
 WTF?!?! SNOW?

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