Course preview: Maxiavalanche Alpe d’Huez 2020
No Megavalanche in 2020, but an alternative race called Maxiavalanche Alpe d’Huez. We let you watch our Course preview video to discover the track.
The Megavalanche having been canceled due to Covid-19, the organizers of the event, and the Alpe d’Huez resort have decided to “replace” it with a Maxiavalanche race format. Smaller than the Megavalanche, the Maxiavalanche format takes place only over three days, from Friday July 31 to Sunday August 2, 2020. It is also made up of mass starts, but organized differently:
- Friday: practice (/!\ Lift ticket for this day is not included in the race registration);
- Saturday: official practice in the morning, then qualifying mass starts in small heats of around 80 riders;
- Sunday: two rounds of finals (one in the morning, one in the afternoon) in mass starts divided into 3 heats “Europe Cup”, “Challenger” and “Amateur”;
Unlike the Megavalanche, all the races (qualification and finals) will take place on the same track. This is the track normally used for the Mega qualifiers: it does not start from the Pic Blanc glacier and it is much shorter than the classic Megavalanche final.
You can find more information, as well as the official race program on the event website here.