The best event of the year
5,72 KMS OF PURE EMOTION
STARTING UP THE XII EDITION – “AVALANCHE RAPOSEIRA” HAPPENING ON 15th DECEMBER 2019.
The most amazing year race related to BTT (mountain bike shed) will take place in one of the most wonderful and sweeping areas of Madeira island. Everything is getting prepared into detail. All is being organized thinking on you.
In order for you to enjoy a real emotion you won’t need to be a competitive athlete. The approachable mountain bike route, always downward, will take you to the limit of your technical and physical capabilities. Be aware. There will be surprises around every curve.
You will have, for sure, a very different day apart from all you have already imagined. By the end, even if you did not get the result that you expected, surely you will want to repeat it.
The 1st edition of AVALANCHE RAPOSEIRA emerged in 2008 and already in the same year we became with a number of 72 registered athletes. Since then, the event has being growing with an average of 20 athletes per year, thus becoming a really landmark in the BTT.
By this time, it holds the Regional record and 200 was the number of athletes (among some international) in the competition in 2013 and in 2014.
The XII edition of the Avalanche Raposeira 2019 takes place in a fully drawn in soil track with 5.72 kilometers in total timed area/ terrain. It is obligatory that each athlete must meet two descents. There will be one qualifying descent in order to make the grouping for the starting point of the final race descent and another for the XI edition of the Avalanche. In total, the journey comprises maximum four descents. It is important to mention that this edition will also be subject to some changes and improvements, especially in the starting point area. Everything will be set so that you may enjoy a real thrill and have a plenty full day with lots of adrenaline. You don´t need to be a competitive athlete, the route is approachable and surely will be in charge to take you to the limit of your technical and physical abilities.
The organization will try to gather, with the support of the various sponsors, a set of prizes for all the Avalanche Raposeira 2019 participants. On this 12th edition anniversary we will award prize money for the first top three winners and we will return the value of the registration to the tenth place. This Prize Money will also be attributed to the female category. These values will be defined in detail on the particular race regulation and it will be approved by the end of November 2019.
There will also take place a dinner held to all competitors in action.
08H00 – Opening of the event organization and prizes delivery
09H00 – Startup for the free practice/ training
12H00 – End of Training
13H00 - Qualification Round*
16H00 – Official Descent race
17H00 – Awards Ceremony (Next to the trial place)
17H30 – Opening of showers/ clothing change
18H30 – Dinner (taking place in the civil Parish School) named (Escola Básica 1º, 2º e 3º Ciclos /PE Prof Francisco Barreto)
*Note: It is required the presence of all athletes in the event at 3.35pm. In the starting point all athletes will be aligned based on the time they have achieved in the qualifying descent.
Athletes, who do not meet the team's instructors who will control all event, at the real starting point, will be automatically penalized.
For more information, please consult the particular regulation along with the registration form, in the main stores and also in the web page: http://www.avalancheraposeira.com
Congratulations for these 10 years of Avalanche Raposeira! I am so proud to participate year by year in such event that has become an example and a challenge of reference happening in Madeira Island! In this edition, we will be able to count, once again, with a lot of animation, news and a get together among all. See you in December!
Ensure your presence in the best and most adventurous race of the year!
In order for you to participate in the race, you need to check previously and guarantee your registration. Applications will be accepted from 01th December until 6.pm to 13th December with the cost of €20, 00 per athlete.
Note: A supplement of € 5,00 will be charged in case that the athlete decides to participate and make the registration in the day the race is taking place. It is not allowed to any athlete to participate without having made the documentary and binding techniques.
Information: For the athletes who decide to make the race registration in the proper day, we would like to inform that the dorsal number will be automatically assigned by arrival time order, from the last enrolled athlete who has done the registration in the stores until the 13th December 2019, regardless the result time made in the previous edition.
The sport event will be announced in several social channels, in order to promote the name of Calheta municipality, as well as Fajã da Ovelha civil parish, where Avalanche Raposeira 2019 will take place.
A press conference will be organized and is already scheduled for December, taking place in the auditorium of the Municipal Council of Calheta. It will be attended by the Mayor of Calheta, Mr. Carlos Teles, the President of the civil parish council Mr. Gabriel Neto, the President of the Cycling Association of Madeira, as well as the presence of Emanuel Pombo – the winner of all past editions of the Avalanche Raposeira.
We predict also that the channel TV RTP-M, Radio Calheta and a vast range of the media writing general may be present to cover the event. The entire coverage of the event will be made by Paulo Sardinha and the HEY Productions.
We are also counting with the presence of M-RTP, RDP, Radio Calheta and a vast array of general media outlets writers.
Desde 2009, ano em que participei pela primeira vez na Avalanche Raposeira foi e é para mim, sem sombra de dúvidas a melhor prova que se realiza na Madeira na modalidade, tanto em termos de organização como de convívio. Estão todos de parabéns.
Um percurso longo com zonas escorregadias em que temos de evitar os travões para não cair, zonas super rápidas em que conseguimos atingir velocidades vertiginosas, zonas técnicas onde tentamos perder o mínimo tempo possível. Quanto ao nível competitivo, nem a descrevia como competição mas sim uma descida entre amigos, pois é uma diversão tal (mas claro ninguém quer ficar em ultimo) lol. Avalanche Raposeira 2013 cá vou eu!
A Avalanche da Raposeira é uma prova muito carismática e muito acarinhada pelos Riders locais e não só… A organização destaca-se pela positiva nesta ação, pois no ano passado convidamos a campeã de Downhill da Noruega e 8º melhor do Mundo de Femininos a participar nesta mega prova, saiu da Região com uma boa Imagem e principalmente como destino de MTB. Pois a mesma pretende voltar. Temos tido cada vez mais provas dadas nesse sentido e o destaque a nível internacional será a próxima aposta, convidar atletas internacionais virem cá fazer esta prova para divulgação é uma mais valia, até porque o sector do Mountain Bike fará um potencial a nível económico para a região em todos os sentidos.
Desde 2012 que marco presença na Avalanche Raposeira, uma prova referência na região, e é com muito gosto que irei alinhar na partida para mais uma edição deste evento que reúne grande parte da família do Mountain Bike regional.
A avalanche é considerada a prova mais esperada do ano por muitos! Digamos que dá para um pouco de todos os gostos, dá para pessoal de downhill, de btt, enduro ou até mesmo para pessoas que não praticam nada relacionado. Estas têm a oportunidade de saber como é o gostinho de estar numa prova com competidores de todos os níveis! Há provas de todos os estilos, mas esta é a única que tem a capacidade de os reunir todos nem que seja só para dar umas boas gargalhadas durante as descidas. Acreditem, há muito com que rir..
para recordar edições anteriores da prova além de artigos de vários órgãos de comunicação disponibilizamos vários videos e fotografias.
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