French Riders Jerome Clementz, Anne-Caro Chausson Fastest In Legendary Descent
Les 2 Alpes, France July 15, 2012 – To end the week of Crankworx Les 2 Alpes’ mountain bike action, the infamous GT Mountain Of Hell, fueled by Kali, took place. The biggest names in enduro and downhill racing joined a field of 700 hardcore riders in a snowy mass start on the glacier at 3,400m. The entire course at Les 2 Alpes descends 20 kilometres and has a vertical drop of 2,600m.
French riders Jerome Clementz and Anne-Caro Chausson were the fastest in the legendary race that finishes in the tiny village of Venosc.
The fastest man was France’s Jerome Clementz, making the entire journey in just 32:49.815, with second place rider Rene Wildhaber of Switzerland just behind at 33:01.114. Damien Oton of France came in third with a time of 33:14.974.
In the women’s field the French were the fastest with Anne-Caro Chausson in first, Morgane Such in second and Isabeau Courdurier in third.
An upset for the race was Nicholas Vouilloz who had a good start on the glacier, clocking 99km on his bike’s GPS, before a crash took him out of the running for the podium. The race, organized by the Choucas Bikers, is in its 13th year, and has been a mainstay in the Les 2 Alpes’ calendar of events. The GT Mountain Of Hell, fueled by Kali, is a departure from the typical line-up of Crankworx events, but was an epic way to end a week of incredible mountain bike action at the inaugural Crankworx Les 2 Alpes.
Another distinction awarded on the last day was the crowning of the King Of Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. Bernard Kerr of the UK took home the crown for his solid performances during the week. Next up is Crankworx Whistler August 10-19. Stay tuned to www.crankworx.com for upcoming news and connect with Crankworx through Facebook.com/crankworx or Twitter.com/crankworx.
Two event replays of Crankworx Les 2 Alpes’ events webcast with Red Bull Media House are available at www.redbull.com/bike; the SRAM Dual Speed & Style and the Slopestyle presented by iXS where the Teva Best Trick was also awarded: http://www.redbull.com/bike
Crankworx Les 2 Alpes takes place July 9-15, 2012 and will build on Crankworx’s legendary legacy in the arena of freeride mountain biking. This event will be the first Crankworx event to take place outside of North America and is co-hosted by Ayton Concept. The ninth annual Crankworx Whistler is presented by Whistler Blackcomb and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Crankworx Whistler is the biggest annual event held in Whistler and is also the largest freeride mountain bike festival in the world. Crankworx Whistler will take place August 10-19, 2012.