Another year, another amazing event. Over 100 racers of all ages, from world and national champions to weekend warriors, completed the grueling Trans Savoie all-mountain adventure race this August and lived to tell the tale. The statistics speak for themselves: 25,000 meters of descending over six days, up to eight hours of timed enduro stages for the racers at the back of the field, all wrapped into a spectacular, epic journey across the stunning Alpine Savoie region in France. The event couldn’t happen without an amazing crew of staff and volunteers, and this year over 35 people worked tirelessly to keep the racers safe and comfortable.
The Trans Savoie truly levels-the-playing-field between the technically brilliant, the athletically fit, and the mindful strategist. And, unsurprisingly, a seasoned, world-class EWS racer took the victory. New Zealand rider, Jamie Nicoll, managed to safely pilot his Polygon rig to a rapid winning time just shy of four hours overall, gaining in strength and speed as the week progressed. Scottish pinner, Gary Forrest (WTB), ended up 8 minutes further back with countryman, Nash Masson (Bothy Bikes), riding into an excellent third place as a senior category rider. In the women’s competition Lisa Curry (Gallatin Alpine Sports) stormed the field in a time just under 5 and a half hours, with Rachel Gurney (Flare/Enduro MTB) and Alice Flower behind. Lisa described her Trans Savoie experience as, “By far one of the greatest things I’ve ever done.”
The Trans Savoie will be back for more in 2015, but for now, enjoy our final recap video of this year’s epic event with tons of unseen footage and action from the awesome Savoie singletrack.
Full results here: http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2014/Trans-Savoie/