Amazing news from Morzine and the guys at Santa Cruz Bicycles. For 2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles will sponsor the French National DH Championships in Morzine. The event will take place in Morzine from July 26-28, 2018. See what Santa Cruz say below.
Working in partnership with the Morzine-Avoriaz Tourism Office and the Pleney Lift Company, we're also helping to develop a brand new DH track for the occasion, on the legendary Pleney mountain.
Santa Cruz Bicycles sponsor the French National DH Championships for 2018
Photo = Keno Derleyn
"The French National DH Championships in Morzine marks the return of top class downhill racing to Morzine, in the heart of the Portes du Soleil region." explains Christophe Mugnier, Director of the Morzine-Avoriaz Tourism Office.
"Mountain biking is booming here during the summer months and some of the most famous riders in the World now choose Morzine as their training base. For the French champs, a brand new track will be created on the Pleney slopes. The infamous steep fast gradient promises spectacular racing, and the easy to access for spectators will make this a great show for everyone."
Syndicate rider Loris Vergier will be there to compete for National honours with the full backing of his team. For the past few seasons, team mates Greg Minnaar and Luca Shaw have used Morzine as their home from home for training and, erm, not training. Meanwhile team mentor Steve Peat has even taken up residency!
We are so stoked on this news after many years pushing the Morzine Tourist Office for more trails and to develop the towns MTB infrastructure and it looks like they are finally listening, we just needed an international company to come in and wave some weight about.
Get out here, enjoy all that Morzine and the epic Portes du Soleil mountain bike area has to offer and we will see you on the trails or in the pub!! Win or loose were on the booze (Wyn Masters, Legend)