Alpine Battle is a new mountain bike enduro event that will take place in Les Gets in July.
This new generation MTB endurance event is an orienteering race open to all mountain bikers with a good level of technical ability and safety awareness.
Teams are formed of 2 competitors, equipped with a route map, who must pass through as many designated checkpoints in the area as possible during the two days of the race. Using GPS, organisers can verify the position of each team in real time and ensure that all the checkpoints have been crossed. Ski lifts may be used if wished. Competitors start together and each team must race to find the various compulsory routes and complete them in the fastest time possible.
The checkpoints can be crossed in any order participants choose, with each team deciding their own route and tactics to maximise their speed and gain precious time. The 2 different categories encourage as many riders to participate as possible: advanced and leisure, enabling both experienced and less experienced riders to enjoy the mountain bike area from a different perspective. In 2015, participants will have the opportunity to meet Julien Absalon, Double Olympic Cross Country Mountain bike champion, the unrivalled MTB champion with countless awards and credits to his name and Les Gets ambassador. With an in-depth knowledge of the resorts tracks, he will put his experience to use accompanying participants and may even guide them through a few tricky bends.
The day will close with a prize-giving ceremony with musical entertainment.
Visit the website to sign up.
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