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With lots of rain, fog and a very tough track the 2013 edition of the UCC Megavalanche La Reunion was not an easy one!


French enduro racer François Bailly-Maitre (BMC) won the Megavalanche La Reunion 2013 on his Trailfox 29. Followed by Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz (Cannondale) and Remy Absalon (Commencal). Downhill World Cup Winner Rémi Thirion (Riding Addiction) finished in 4th position.


Cube Action Team rider Nicolas Lau had some bad luck, and will be disappointed with his 22nd place due to technical problems, especially as he took the lead in the beginning of the race and won the qualification the day before.


Canyon Factory Enduro Team rider Ines Thoma from Germany won the women’s category. Congratulations!
Second place for Pauline Dieffenthaler (Cannondale) and third for Nadine Sapin (Scott Contessa).

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Words: Robin Schmitt Photo: Commencal / FB / Aurelién Knecht / Perspectiva Urban Engel.

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Robin Schmitt

Robin is one of the two founders of 41 Publishing, a visionary and go-getter. While he now enjoys every second on the bike – whenever his busy schedule allows – he used to race against the clock at enduro events and a few Downhill World Cups. Besides that, Robin practises kung fu and Zen meditation, plays the cello or with his dog (which actually belongs to his girlfriend), travels abroad and still reviews numerous bikes himself. Progressive ideas, new projects and major challenges – Robin loves exploring undiscovered potential and getting to the bottom of new trends.