Mega Avalanche race report

Downhill madness at l’Alpe d’Huez

The fourteenth Mega Avalanche downhill race took place at l’Alpe d’Huez at the weekend, and more than 1500 riders from over twenty countries took place in what is considered the world’s biggest downhill race.


Race organisers were forced to re-route the course due to severe weather on the upper reaches of the la Sarenne glacier, so riders started from 2800m in Almont.

René Wildhaber (Scott) powered down the course to claim his sixth Mega Avalanche victory, followed by Rémy Absalon (Commençal) 2nd and Grégory Doucende (Lapierre Salomon) in third. Ophélie David (Alpe d’Huez) won the female race, ahead of Birgit Braumann (Intense Mountainbiker.AT) and Antje Kramer (Team Giant / SRAM / O’Neal).

To see the full results list, go to the Avalanche website.

Fancy watching some bonkers footage of the Mega Avalanche? Here you go: