The French rider and Orbea Fox Enduro Team member has taken first place at the prestigious Maxiavalanche race in Alpe d’Huez, one of the world’s hardest and most demanding group enduro downhill races in the world.
Damien Oton (Orbea Fox Enduro Team) took over 15 minutes to complete his descent in each of the two scoring downhill races, finishing in first position in the Maxiavalanche – Alpe d’Huez 2020. Having come second in the first heat, Damien was the unquestionable winner of the second, where he was the first to cross the finish line, thus achieving the final victory of the race. Damien Oton took part in this race with his Orbea Rallon enduro bike with special specifications, which included GALFER brake pads and Disc Wave® brake discs, in one of the toughest downhill races in the world for brakes.
The podium featured a Galfer Bike representative in the women’s category too. It was French rider Melanie Pugin from the BH Racing Team, who achieved a final third place with her BH, also fitted with Galfer Bike products.
This is the second year in a row that a Galfer Bike rider has won the Maxiavalanche – Alpe d’Huez after Portuguese rider José Borges’ victory in 2019 with a BH also fitted with the Spanish brand’s discs and brake pads.
Watch the winning run of Damien Oton in the Maxiavalanche Alpe d’Huez 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5h2dFOCIm4