Just getting some unofficial Mountain Of Hell results through the internet pipe.
Photo: Stef Cande
We’ll bring you the full official results when we get them but here’s the list so far of riders who got up at 5am to race down the French glacier bar to bar!
Wonder what happened to Nico Vouilloz?
1/ Jerome Clementz
2/ Rene Wildhaber
3/ Damien Oton
4/ Dan Atherton
5/ Greg Doucende
6/ Filip Polc
7/ Al Stock
8/ Franck Parolin
9/ Joe Barnes
10/ Jamie Nicoll
11/ Cam Cole
16/ Andrew Neethling
17/ Sam Dale
22/ Karim Amour
23/ Berny Kerr
28/ Aidan Bishop
1st Anne Caroline Chausson
Dan Atherton on Twitter: Hands down the toughest race of my life,had a solid lead till the climb then just nothing,finished 4th…need a steak.
Andrew Neethling: Don’t call it #mountainofhell race for nothing. Quails was horrible. The race was fun today though. My detour off the glacier was annoying.
Sam Dale: Up at 5am to go race 800 other dudes down a glacier… Ahhhh Buzzin!
Photo: SRAM FaceBook
Jerome Clementz’s winning Cannondale fitted with the new SRAM XX1.
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.
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