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A successful first running of the SHIVER HUNTER took place at the heart of Les Arcs’ mountain biking area!
Organised by All Mountains Events and Les Arcs, this race was a great combination of two mountain biking disciplines: endurance and downhill.
> 2 days of racing
> 69 competitors (from the 4 corners of France, Belgium and even the United Kingdom!),
> 3000m of vertical descent,
> 24.7km of special sections,
> 1 mass start
> 1500€ of prize-money shared between 5 male winners and the 2 best women!
After familiarising themselves with the course on Friday, the riders set out on Saturday’s 3 timed specials. These met with the unanimous approval of the competitors! A number of unlimited sectors, some good linking on the 3 courses, stopwatches and volunteers: everything came together so that the runs went smoothly!
It was just 30 minutes after an impressive group start, that Christophe Saint-Aubin, a local from les Arcs, crossed the finish line. At ease on his home ground, he was able to manage the course which he knew well; a course considered difficult and very physical by the riders.
1st Christophe SAINT-AUBIN, 31:48.28
2nd Tom GARCIA, 31:49.77
3rdRobin CASTAGNE, 31:51.23
4th Vincent HAULET, 32:44.34
5th Alexandre SICARD, 33:00.68
1st Florence ROUILLON-LECHERE, 58:05.22
2nd Lise MARIE, 1h06:24.73
Vincent Pernin, a member of the Team Riders Les Arcs, on the 2nd row of the grid, finished in 9th place in 33 minutes, 1 minute and 33 seconds behind the winner. The result was all the more satisfying for a DH and Freeride specialist, not really used to endurance.
Are you tempted by an endurance event with a mass-start?
Make a date for 5 to 7 August 2016 for the 1st running of the Shiver Hunter in les Arcs!
Where endurance meets downhill, the Shiver Hunter is the perfect format for mountain bike riders, be they beginners or experienced!
Immersed in the heart of the les Arcs mountain bike area, the competitors will be able to race down the various tracks that have been specially prepared for the occasion.
A Mass-Start, so what’s that?
A Mass-Start is a mass race with a group start, starting at point A and finishing at point B. The Shiver Hunter will take place on the Sunday of the event after 3 timed specials which will enable competitors to achieve their best times
>A weekend of mountain biking,
>Nearly 3000m of vertical descent,
>24.7 km of specials,
>Courses which favour both endurance riders and downhillers in turn.
The programme for the weekend
9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Contestants’ reception at the Bourg-Saint-Maurice Funicular
Numbers issued - information
Midday – 5.00 p.m.
Free reconnaissance of the courses when everyone can ride down the various courses as many times as they like in the time allowed
Briefing for contestants
7.45 – 9.00 a.m.
Riders’ reception at the Bourg-Saint-Maurice Funicular
9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Start of Special 1
Starts for Specials will be every 20-30sec.
Every rider will be free to start when they like within the given time bracket.
NB: It is imperative for riders to do 2 specials to gain a final classification.
9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Opening of Special 2
10.00 a.m. – 4.45 p.m.
Opening of Special 3
The level batches for the Final on Sunday will be based on the overall classification in the Specials.
Opening of the Exhibitors’ Village
RQualifications prize giving + Issue of rows for the Final
Opening of the Funicular
Rows form up according to the previous day’s results
30 riders per row:
Row A – Numbers 1 - 30
Row B – Numbers 31 - 60
10.00 a.m.: Amateur start numbers 501 - 700
10.40 a.m. : Ladies’ start numbers 401 - 500
11.20 a.m. : Challenger start numbers 201 - 400
Midday: Elite start numbers 1 -200
Prize giving and Tombola at the Funicular
The winners of the event will share 1500€ in prize-money!
> Mountain bikes must be in good overall condition without bent frames and with brakes in good order.
> Integral helmet, back protector, elbow protectors, long gloves and medical certificate compulsory.