The Maxi Avalanche series comes to Meribel in 2019 for the first time, over the weekend of August 24th and 25th. This will be the third stop on the tour after Vallnord, Andora, in June, and Cervinia, Italy, in July. The final round takes place in Ax-les-Thermes in September.
The event is a mass start race of over 100 competitors in the qualifying stages on the Saturday, all vying for a spot for Sunday's two wave final. It's part of the European Mass Start Series, which ranks Europe's best marathon downhill riders, so it's sure to be full throttle with many great riders.