MEGAVALANCHE

Alpe d’Huez from 27 June to 3 july 2022

RESULTS

START LIST & RESULTS

For those who would still ignore it, the Megavalanche Alpe d’Huez is one of the most famous and not-to-be missed ENDURO MASS-START race.

Since 1995, each year, thousands of riders take the departure from the famous “Pic Blanc” ;  in every weather condition !  Its Mass Start at 3330 meters high on the glacier and its finish line in Allemont, 2600 meters down, makes this ENDURO MASS-START race the longest and craziest race in the world !
In addition to this race will be held the MEGA KID, especially for children. Electric Bike riders will also be pleased with a dedicated start and ranking!
So? Are you ready to compete the famous MEGAVALANCHE?

Discover Megavalanche

Program

Saturday
Beginning of the MEGAVALANCHE 9 days liftpass
Withdrawal at the lift cashier

Wednesday
MEGAVALANCHE free practice on all tracks
8.30am-12:00am / 2:30pm – 6pm : Expo&Tec Village. MEGAVALANCHE Frame plate withdrawal and lift pass collect – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez
9:30am – 5:30pm: MEGA 10 000 record : elevation drop challenge – free participation with the MEGA frame plate

Thursday
MEGAVALANCHE free training on all tracks
8.00am-12:00am / 2:30pm – 7pm : Frame plate withdrawal and lift pass collect – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez
9am – 6pm : Expo&Tec Village – Alpe d’Huez
9:30am – 5:30pm: MEGA 10 000 record : elevation drop challenge – free participation with the MEGA frame plate
6.00 pm : Aperitif on Expo Village and award ceremony  10 000 RECORD

Friday

8.00am-12:00am / 2:30pm – 7pm : Frame plate withdrawal and lift pass collect – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez
2:00 – 4:30pm : Chainless Race – DMC 2100, free participation with mega frame plate
6pm : Chainless Race awards ceremony

Saturday : seeding runs & MEGA KIDS

8.30am-10:00am : Frame plate withdrawal and lift pass collect – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez
9am – 11am : official practice

12:00am : 1st run MEGA KID by Commencal Minimes & Benjamins – Sommet du DMC 2700
12:15am : 1st run MEGA KID by Commencal Poussins & Pupilles – Intermédiaire DMC 2100

MEGAVALANCHE seeding runs starts :
1.00pm Wave 1 n° 1 à 150
1.15pm Wave 2 n° 201 à 350
1.30pm Wave 3 n° 401 à 550
1.45pm Wave 4 n° 601 à 750
2.00pm Wave 5 n° 801 à 950
2.15pm Wave Ladies n° 2001 à 2065
2.30pm Wave E-MEGA by Loisibike n° 2001 à 2065

3:00pm : 2nd run MEGA KID by Commencal Minimes & Benjamins – Sommet du DMC 2700
3:15am : 2nd run MEGA KID by Commencal Poussins & Pupilles – Intermédiaire DMC 2100

From 1pm : Energetic Buffet  on arrival – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez ;

7pm : Line letter sticker withdrawal for all participant, except row A. Bring your ID or licence.
7:15pm : MEGA KID awards ceremony and line A top riders presentation
CHAIN REACTION CYCLES APERITIF

Sunday, July the 11th
RACE
Start from Pic Blanc (3.300m) – Arrival (Allemont 850m)
Lift pass compulsory – From 6am Boarding at the DMC by letter order
09:00am : Start MEGAVALANCHE
09:15am : Start e-MEGA by Loisibike (ebikes)
09:30am : Start MEGA LADIES
09:35am :
Start MEGA CHALLENGERS
10:00am : Glacier closing
10:30am/ 2:30pm : Arrival in Allemond and free Buffet – Award Ceremony

Routes & meeting points

My registration

The Megavalanche frame plate and number
Disposable timing chip
Live timing, results and diploma
The liftpass
Assistance area
Liquid and food station on friday
Aperitif drink thursday and friday
Lunch saturday or sunday at the finish

Rate

140€*
 with 9/8 days liftpass
137€*
with 7/6 days liftpass
127€*
with 5/4days liftpass
MEGA KID 55€*
with 7days liftpass
*Early birds rates

Options

Chainless Race: included
Companion liftpass
Cancellation insurance (9€)
Multisport insurance (4€/day)
Megavalanche Jersey  (39€)
Megavalanche T-shirt (19€)
Megavalanche Sweat Shirt  (39€)

The movie

E-Mega by LoisiBike

HIGH VOLTAGE MEGA!

Prologue friday  : Seeding Run from Dôme des Rousses
Race saturday : Mass-Start from the glacier on the classic MEGA track
Same rates and conditions as the classic Mega

Mega Kid

For the 7 – 14 years old

Rate 49,50€ : Race plate + Lift pass 7 days

Benjamins & Minimes : Start DMC 2700
Poussins & Pupilles : Start between DMC 2700 & 2100

MEGA 10 000M RECORD

Let’s burn some break pads !

THE MEGAVALANCHE WEEK CHALLENGE

Will you be able to ride down 10 000m of elevation drop in less than 2 days in Alpe d’Huez?! 🙂

Take the challenge from the Dôme des Rousses (seeding runs start) wednesday and thursday and ride as fast as you can to Alpe d’Huez or Allemond and go back up using the brand new Eau Dolle Express lift, taking you directly from Allemond to Oz !
Free participation with your MEGA race plate, elevation loss will be counted thanks to your timing chip at the start at the Dôme des Rousses and at the finish of your choice : Alpe d’Huez (finish of seeding runs) or Allemond (finish of the MEGA race)

Dôme des Rousses – Alpe d’Huez : 
– 930m 
Dôme des Rousses – Allemond :
-2060m 
The fisrt 100 riders to achieve the 10 000m of elevation drop will earn a collector T-shirt ! And all the riders will be able to collect their “10 000 record” diploma on the result website !

FAQ

TRAVEL

How to fly to Alpe d’Huez ?
The nearest airport is Grenoble, but the biggest nearest airport is Geneva in switzerland. We do not organize specific shuttle from any airports, the easiest is to rent a car there

What accodomation should i rent?
Alpe d’Huez
Oz en Oisan (connected by lift to Alpe d’Huez)

Where can i park my campervan / set up my tent?
There is no official camping site in Alpe d’Huez but a specific area is exceptionnaly authorized for the duration of the Mega Week under the DMC gondola. 

Rules

What happens to me if I do not “qualified”?
Everybody gets qualified for the race after the seeding runs, you will all race from the glacier, whether saturday OR sunday, in the level group in which you’ve been qualified friday
MEGAVALANCHE group (sunday) : the 350 bests riders (from 1st to 35th of each qualification wave)
CHALLENGERS group (saturday) : from 36th to 70th of each qualification wave
AMATEURS group (sunday) : from 71st to 94th of each qualification wave
AFFINITY group (saturday, individual start) : from the 95th to 130th of each qualification wave
Ladies and e-bikes have their specific start saturday morning
Read the full rules here

Practical information

Where to wash the bike ?
At the DMC Gondola start – Roundabout des Pistes in Alpe d’Huez

Where to collect your lift Pass ?
9, 8, 7 or 6 days Pass : At the lift cashier (Alpe d’Huez)
Wednesday or Thursay/Sunday : At the Race Office Sport Center Alpe d’Huez. Bring back your lift pass at the end of the week to the lift cashier (Alpe d’Huez or Oz) to get your 2 € deposit refund.

Where to collect your race number ?
At the Race Office situated (time to be found on the program) 

Where to get rescue service from Wednesday to Saturday ?
At the DMC Gondola start, roundabout des Pistes in Alpe d’Huez

Where can your friends come and see you on Friday ?
At the resort before the finish in Alpe d’Huez

On Saturday & Sunday ?
Under the DMC  2100m: 9.15am
When they crossed the “Village de Sardone”: 9.20am
At the arrival in Allemont, from: 9.50am

Where to collect your clothes left on departure area ?
Stand Shop Avalanche
For Friday races: Palais des Congrès 7pm
For the Mega Saturday & Sunday: Arrival in Allemont
Forgoten clothes will be stored in the Tourism Office for one week after the event, past this date you won’t be able to get them back
Do not leave any value item. The organization is not responsible in case of any problems and theft

Where to watch for the results ?
www.megavalanche.com or www.timingzone.com from Saturday afternoon

Where to buy your pictures ?
On the expo and tech area every day from 5pm to 6pm
on www.inovphoto.com

Results

1995 : François DOLA 1996 : Fabrice TAILLEFER 1997 : Fabrice TAILLEFER 1998 : Samuel PERIDY 1999 : François DOLA 2000 : Alex BALAUD 2001 : René WILDHABER 2002 : René WILDHABER 2003 : René WILDHABER 2004 : René WILDHABER 2005 : Jérôme CLEMENTZ 2006 : Nicolas VOUILLOZ 2007 : René WILDHABER 2008 : René WILDHABER 2009 : Rémy ABSALON 2010 : Jérôme CLEMENTZ 2011 : Rémy ABSALON 2012 : Rémy ABSALON 2013 : Jérôme CLEMENTZ