Avalanche Trophy gives car to Absalon

Rémy Absalon (Commencal) won a car for his efforts taking the overall 2008 Avalanche Trophy. Last Friday, Absalon headed to Dijon to pick up his Saab 9.3 Break. The new wheels will come in handy when transporting Absalon to next year's races. Organizers also announced the 2009 series calendar.

Absalon won with 1,843 points ahead of Grégory Doucende (Lapierre Salomon) with 1,649 points and David Vazquez Lopez (Lapierre Salomon) with 1,615 points. Rémy is two-time Olympic Games gold medal winner Julien Absalon's younger brother.

Avalanche Trophy 2009
Round 1: April 25-26: Avalanche Enduro Kielder (UK)
Round 2: June 13-14: Maxiavalanche Vallnord (Andorra)
Round 3: July 10-12: Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez
Round 4: August 29-30: 4th leg : Maxiavalanche Are
Round 5: September 26-27: Location TBD

For more information visit www.saabsalomonavalanchetrophy.com.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.