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Watch: 1500 Mountain Bikers Race Down A Glacier

Every year, hundreds of mountain bikers descend on the legendary Megavalanche course in the French Alps to compete in a mass start downhill race. The course starts at 11,000 feet, high on Alpe D’Huez’s Pic Blanc, before descending nearly 9000 feet back to the valley floor over glaciers, snow, and gnarly singletrack. The race takes endurance, incredible bike handling skills, and a whole lot of luck to finish. 

This year’s winner was EWS racer Damien Oton, with a time of 38:55. Check out his POV angle from the start.

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Video: Gee Atherton’s Insane Redbull Hardline Winning Run
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Video: Gee Atherton’s Insane Redbull Hardline Winning Run

Video: Gee Atherton’s Insane Redbull Hardline Winning Run

As one of the more obscure races out there, RedBull Hardline certainly turns some heads. With absolutely enormous jumps and gaps, as well as rock gardens that seem to be cut straight out of hell, the track is among the gnarliest in the world. After a bit of a bummer of a season, Gee Atherton showed up strong and blew away the field on race day in his backyard. Halfway down his race run, and right before the biggest road gap on the track, Atherton clipped a rock at speed, losing both pedals,

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Adolf Silva’s Cali Roll from Audi Nines is Insane
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Adolf Silva’s Cali Roll from Audi Nines is Insane

Adolf Silva’s Cali Roll from Audi Nines is Insane

It's no wonder that Adolf Silva walked away with the best trick from this year's Audi Nines MTB competition, his Cali Roll blew everyone away.  RELATED: Is Audi Nines Europe's Answer to RedBull Rampage? Silva was relentless in his pursuit to land the trick on a big bike and he took more than his fair share of diggers. After attempting the trick for about the 300th time, Silva gave one last go and landed it. To say he was stoked was an understatement. 

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Things Get A Little Loose At the Morgins Bike Park
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Things Get A Little Loose At the Morgins Bike Park

Things Get A Little Loose At the Morgins Bike Park

The leaves are changing, the light has that autumn glow, and there’s already frost on the windshield in the morning—we’d hate to admit it, but summer is officially on its way out. But don’t let the temperature change fool you, mountain biking season is far from over. As Veronique Sandler and Joel Anderson show us, there’s still plenty of riding to be had. Watch as the two get playful at the Morgins bike park and shred everything in sight.