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Megavalanche 2016 - Official Video

Official video of the Megavalanche 2016 that took place at the Alpe d'Huez from July 6th to 10th ! See you next year : 3rd to 9th of july 2017. "Save the date mate !" @ContinentalMTB @Bluegrassboard @COMMENCALbicycles @UCCSportEvent


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 Every video from an international contest must be understandable for the international audience!
Yo're able to translate at 7:52 into French, so please add English subtitles for the rest of the video!
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 Hello there !

Our apologize for that,

Check the translations below :

"Okay Freestyle,
Welcome everybody to the Megavalanche 2016, we are at the start !
it’s gonna be tricky the glacier’s gonna be a little bit .. ICY ! But it’s going to be fun !!"

George EDWARDS :
"Here we are on the plateform of the Qualification for the Mega 2016,
Great weather and terrain conditions, a race rebuild race course. We hope that these ideal condition will remain the same all week long."

Kilian BRON :
"Wouuu… it’s going to be nasty from the beginning, Hopefully will not crash in the first corner as last year and find better lines through the snow… "


« At first, I have thought that it was goind to be hard considering the amount of snow, and so to find the proper line. Indeed, in the end, it is easy because there is not the many choices so if there snow go for it, and if there is some rocky section go for them. And then its even faster than in the past… »

Cédric RAVANEL :
« Yes, everything went well. Just a little bit scared on the first turns … but we will see the final result… look, Damien OTON is coming !”

Cécile RAVANEL :
“ It was so dusty on the way down.. That is why I have decided to take rapidly the lead in order to be able to enjoy more the descent… Tomorrow, it is a different story with the start on the glacier. The race can be done within the fisrt couple turns, so plan is : NO CRASH.”

“It may feels like there 3-4 races in one, considering the variety of terrain and the length of the track. Anyway, there is no other event where you spend as much time on the bike and where you swallow that much elevation drop.”

“For the record, I have won here in 2007… nearly 10 years ago. Wanted to see if I could still be a challenger for the win.. never thought I would have won the race !”

Nicolas QUERE
“ Welcome to the Megavalnche !
15min to go ! Don’t know what will follow.. We will probably have to run at the bottom of the glacier… “

« Racing here is always Hazardeous with the glacier, I knew that François Bailly-Maître and Damien Oton were way stronger than me on the pedalling, and then though that my “glacier skills” would be the key. I choose to run a semi-slick tire in the back, in order to compete with those two … »

Damien OTON
“I saw Remy and Camille taking the lead, so I push hard to get back the 20 seconds I’ve lost… Succeed to pass back Remy just before the ‘pedal section’ but I had already given up too much energy to this point.”

“No a bad start, but the other were better… On the snow, I didn’t succeed to stay on the surface so I needed to run. Anyway it still an amazing race, the 40 minute ride goes by pretty fast even though it is really physically demanding… And it is probably because of this that I have succeeded to grab the 3rd Spot.”
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 I was there the race atmosphere is amazing. The place is like heaven
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 I was there! And I am definitely coming back for more.

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