Check out this awesome clip from the Mountain of Hell in the French Alps. Some gnarly snow action going down. Wish they put some music in there...Raw Clip inside
The bike event "MOUNTAIN OF HELL" just happened to Les 2 Alpes Friday 16 to Sunday, July 18.
Recall the concept of the event: a mountain bike race down together amateurs and professionals whose ultimate goal is to finish first or on the line, it goes very fast lap race and sports, a true mountain bike derby from the glacier 2 ALPES with 2500 meters of altitude is 25 km from negative pure descent. They were 520 on Friday and 443 registered to start the final, Sunday, July 18, as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This is a first for the event, the sun was at an appointment during the weekend from hell ... In 11 years of existence, perhaps 2 sessions have withstood the storms ... The “CHOUCAS BIKERS”, organizers race, ensured because all the conditions were met to make beautiful descents on the slopes of Les 2 Alpes.
Note thirty volunteers without whom the event could not be done!
Also this year, a tray of professional worthy of the name (AMOUR Karim, LAU Nicolas, GIORDANENGO Olivier, CLEMENTZ Jérôme, MISSUD David, MARTIN Sven, DOUCENDE Greg, ...). Either the French top 20, more and more Europeans, Americans, girls who came to challenge the incredible "MOUNTAIN OF HELL".
The 11th, under the sign of the famous film "Star War", saw the tumbling "Dark Vader" proclaiming loudly that "the force be with you." Indeed, it was a hell of mental strength to face this competition.
During the first 2 days: no stress on the horizon, however, on Sunday, the day of the finals, the pressure is at its peak. The finish is so tense because of the presence of many pros, and yet the weather is perfect, well-marked trails, many spectators, the saxophonist at 3400 meters heats the atmosphere, the glacier is beautiful but now the high speed at over 3000 meters, was decisive for some. At the foot of the glacier falls have gone before and left room for competitors who were not necessarily expected at the finish line. Finally DOUCENDE Greg, who won the previous two years is out in qualifying and Jerome Clementz (GT) its direct competitor fall at the foot of the glacier on Sunday and let the victory slip. This year GIORDANENGO Olivier takes the pole position before LAU Nicolas and AMOUR Nicolas Nicolas.
Among girls, beautiful performance SUCH Morgane ends still 113th in the standings Final. They were 12 to start. Hats off to girls because year after year they win seats (Pauline DIEFFENTHAL: 122nd in 2009)...
Snow, ice, rock, Devers, single fat, sliding shale in parts of the unusual with the obligatory stop in the bar "MAYA" (from cooling off in a bubble bath) before finishing for the largest pleasure of all, the hike from village Venosc ... From fear to smile, from hell to heaven, great sports moments, that's the "MOUNTAIN OF HELL! The competition is not the easiest but smiles were still present on arrival, a sign that the pilots liked and did not miss the appointment in July 2011 (2011 dates announced later)!
- 3 DAY EVENT OF 16 TO 18 July 2010
- REGISTRATION: 520
- PARTICIPANTS TO THE FINAL: 443
- GIRLS: 12
- DROP IN TOTAL: 56
- THE TIMES: BETWEEN 39 MINUTES (GIORDANENGO OLIVIER) AND 2:20 (FARINELLI CARLA)
RESULTS OF MOUNTAIN OF HELL 2010 – PRIZE MONEY OF €5000
1ST GIORDANENGO OLIVIER – 39 :40.651 – €750
2 D LAU NICOLAS – 39 :51.068 – €550
3 RD AMOUR KARIM – 40 : 01.928 – €350
1ST ZURETTI DORIAN – 43:27.126 – €150
2 D COQUEN GUILLAUME – 45:07.377 – €100
3 ÈME DEKEYSER MAXIME – 46: 07.914 – €50
1ST LAU NICOLAS – 39:51.068 – €400
2 D BEAUMONT MARC – 41: 38.809– €250
3 RD ALEX STOCK – 42: 15.351 – €150
1ST GIORDANENGO OLIVIER – 39 :40.651 – €400
2 D AMOUR KARIM – 40 : 01.928 – €250
3 RD MARTIN SVEN – 43 : 45.563 – €150
1ST PICARD JEAN MARC – 45 :21.841 – €400
2 D BOSCA MARC – 52 : 01.941– €250
3 RD MAILLARD STEPHANE – 53 : 14.436 – €150
1ST SUCH MORGANE – 59:47.719 – €250
2D BARRON ALIZEE – 1H02:33.931– €150
3RD UNTERDECHLER MONICA – 1H04:55.265– €100