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July 15/09 9:51 am - MegaAvalanche Alpe d'Huez: Buchar 9th


Posted by Editoress on 07/15/09
 

DH Enduro - MegaAvalanche Alpe d'Huez


Last week was Avalanche week in France starting with the the Sprint Avalanche Cup in Oz en Oisans on Wednesday, won by Chris Kovaric, with Claire Buchar 2nd.

The week was then taken up with practice and qualifying runs for the BIG event the Mega -Saturday the 11th women, Sunday 12th men.

Over 2000 riders went through the qualifying/positioning runs (10 sessions) on Friday hoping to be in selections - In the end, 400 would qualify contest the Men's Mega on Sunday - the longest down hill in the world, from Pic Blanc at 3,300 m to Allemont into Olle Water Valley, 720 m.

If you are not familiar with this event view the videos.

Video 1

Video 2 (turn your volume down)

Women Time Diff
1 Anne Caroline Chausson (France) Vario 1:01:41.580 00
2 Pauline Dieffenthaler (France) Cannondale -Kenny 1:07:00.260 5:18
3 Birgit Braumann (Austria) Specialized-Mountainbiker.At 1:08:05.870 6:24
4 Melanie Pugin (France) Vario 1:08:22.280 6:40
5 Estelle Vuillemin (France) Rivierabike. com 1:09:35.520 7:53
6 Elisabeth Allione Barlet () 1:15:33.000 13:51
7 Anka Martin (USA) Ironhorse Fluiride 1:15:41.500 13:59
8 Angela Proctor (England) Devon 1:16:27.000 14:45
9 Claire Buchar (Canada) Chain Reaction Intense 1:18:08.170 16:26
10 Amelie Berchoux (France) 1:18:45.910 17:04
11 Caroline Millet (France) Scott Valloire Galibier 1:18:58.010 17:16
12 Claire Hassenfratz (France) Elsassbikeattak 1:19:29.000 17:47
13 Sandrine Francois (France) 38 -Isere 1:19:35.000 17:53
14 Antje Kramer (Allemagne) Team Giant/Sram/Oneal 1:20:17.590 18:36
15 Leana Gerrard (USA) Monavie-Cannondale 1:20:55.870 19:14
16 Anne Adam (France) Cycl'in 1:22:13.870 20:32
17 Stephanye Ethoin (France) Vcmassy Palaiseau Bc 1:23:11.870 21:30
18 Alison Campbell (Great Britain) Oneplanet Adventure 1:23:13.870 21:32
19 Petra Wiltshire (Great Britain) Scott Usa /Freeride Company/Mule Bar 1:25:23.320 23:41
20 Harriet Latchem (Scotland) Bigmommas 1:25:23.520 23:41
 
Men
1 Remy Absalon (France) Commencal 0:49:28.210 0:00
2 Rene Wildhaber (Switzerland) Trek 0:49:44.120 0:15
3 Nicolas Vouilloz (France) Lapierre 0:51:36.160 2:07
4 Fabien Barel (France) Subaru Mtb Pro Team 0:53:30.390 4:02
5 Franck Parolin (France) Rivierabike.Com 0:53:41.840 4:13
6 Alexandre Balaud (France) Tribe Sport Group 0:53:55.930 4:27
7 David Vazquez Lopez (Spain) Lapierre Saab Salomon 0:54:11.070 4:42
8 Gregory Doucende (France) Lapierre Saab Salomon 0:54:11.930 4:43
9 Jerome Clementz (France) Cannondale - Kenny 0:54:12.790 4:44
10 Olivier Navarro (France) Extreme Bike Bandol Commencal 0:55:10.560 5:42
11 Yohann Vachette (France) Scott 0:55:22.200 5:53
12 Thibaut Legastelois (France) Scott 0:55:58.380 6:30
13 Fabien Cousinie (France) Morewood 0:56:08.380 6:40
14 Steven Rollnik (Germany) 77designz Racing Team 0:56:56.380 7:28
15 Andrew Neethling (South Africa) Trek World Racing 0:57:04.640 7:36
16 Fabien Pedemanaud (France) Scott 11 0:57:49.260 8:21
17 Nico Vink (Belgique) Trek Hope 0:58:39.660 9:11
18 David Rimailho (France) Clic Vtt Chambery Savoie 0:58:45.810 9:17
19 Johannes Graf (Austria) Kraftstoff Factory Team 0:58:47.520 9:19
20 Theo Galy (France) Orange Probike Shop 0:58:49.940 9:21

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