ROC DES ALPES 2014

MTB Race season is now in full swing, specially in the French Alps with amazing Marathon races every week-end !! 

It is now the second edition of Roc des Alpes at La Clusaz, one of the ski resort which has probably provided the largest qty of gold medals for French ski. No need to tell you that slopes are plenty steep overthere !!

With 13 races over 3 days and 4,000 participants and an outdoor bike show, this event becomes the biggest MTB event of the Alps summer season.

Team Chiru-Magura entered one rider in the marathon event in the master2 category.
Pierre-Arnaud Le Magnan quoted : “ it was kind of a last minute planning as I got an invite 4 days before the race. Although I was in a reasonnable good shape, tackling an 84km course with 3,400m D+ is never an easy task ! Trails were very technical in some sections, worst was a steep down single track  in ankle deep mud!! the bike was out of control...2 or 3 falls reminded me that experience don't do it all on those trails.. Anyway I paced myself and was very careful with my nutrition. The field was very competitive as this race stands a qualifier for the marathon world championship. Cramps kicking -in the last 15km of the race which were probably the toughest for me, but thanks to few salt tablets I made it.... The CHIRU NINE75 was a perfect fit for this course, and I was really pleased with my 27.5 rear wheel which gave me wings in the climbs !!, Really stoked to win my age group!! ”  

Pierre won his category in 6hr13 mins despite few mechanical problems and confirms his improving performances since the beginning of the season.

CHIRU Endurance team is dedicated in racing in Endurance events, next race being the SELLA-RONDA in the Italian Dolomites on June 21st ( 84km , 4,300m D+ ). Stay tuned to follow the next exploit of the CHIRU NINE75 !!

CHIRU-MAGURA Team is supported by the best component makers on the planet, and would like to thank:
CHIRU, MAGURA, ROTOR, SYNTACE, KENDA, TIME pedals, American Classic, ZERORH+, GEBIOMIZED Saddle, GRIPPP, POWER COOKIES, ENERVIT, CL Brakes, B&B rack.

Akira Mimasu