Rémy's 8th Megavalanche Victory

30 novembre 2014

Rémy Absalon ended the 2014 season in the most beautiful way by winning the Reunion Island Megavalanche.
Rémy Absalon (SCOTT SR Suntour) dominated the last important Enduro race of the 2014 season at La Reunion island and celebrated his 8th "Mega" victory. Reunion Island hosted 400 international riders at the 20th Megavalanche race with Volcanic and jungle single tracks, tropical lifestyle and a good level of competition. 

Every year Megavalanche is a nice way to conclude the season. All MTB disciplines were represented with enduro riders like Cedric Gracia (Santa Cruz), Nicolas Quéré (Commencal), Rémy Absalon (Scott SR Suntour) or DH pilots as Pierre-Charles Georges (Lac Blanc-Scott) the winner of Alpe d'Huez Mégavalanche, Florent Payet (Evil) or Thibaut Ruffin (Commencal). On the start line we saw XC riders too like Alexis Chenevier (Scott), winner of the famous Transvesubienne.
The qualifying rounds took place on Saturday with an enduro format. In groups of 4, riders rode 4 stages from the Maido, traversing lava, riding through jungles and sugar cane fields and finishing on the stony and dry trails of the seaside- all under intense heat. At the end of the day, Rémy was sitting in first with a 28 second lead.
On Sunday, the 400 riders started the Mega in an impressive mass start. While Nicolas Quéré won the holeshot, 300m later, Rémy took the lead. For the next 43 minutes, Rémy stayed focused on his goal. First he took a big time advantage in the rocky lava section. Then he made sure to get to the finish line with smooth and safe riding in the technical jungle and for the duration of the race. Rémy finished comfortably in first place. 
"I am really happy to end the season winning this famous race. The second part of the year was better. Megavalanche is always a goal and it is very good to begin the winter in a positive spirit." said Rémy Absalon

In total, Rémy has won 8 Megavalanche: 5 in Reunion Island and 3 in Alpe d'huez.

Megavalanche ranking -
1st/ Rémy ABSALON (Scott SR Suntour Enduro Team)
2nd/ Nicolas QUERE (Commencal)
3rd/ Alexis CHENEVIER (Scott La Clusaz)

Find here a video edit starring Rémy Absalon and Alexis Chenevier :

First ride at Reunion Island - MEGA 2014 V1-HD from Rémy Absalon on Vimeo.

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