DHI – Downhill Individual
Downhill or DHI is certainly the most challenging and spectacular discipline in mountain biking.
It’s not difficult to understand: the aim is to arrive at the finish line as fast as possible… on a course inaccessible to the average person! Different technical or fast sections alternate with a succession of jumps, roots, clusters of stones, bends, slopes and all sorts of other obstacles destined to undermine the rider’s control. Because in this race, control is the key ingredient, with a good dose of fear and adrenalin!
We recommend thrill-seekers head for the Mont-Chéry track (don’t be fooled by the sweet name [literally “My darling”]) where you will be able to share all the emotions with the riders of such races…
The track has a new look since the 2021 World Cup. However, the start and finish remain the same. At an altitude of 1740 m, the riders will have the opportunity to gaze at Mont-Blanc one last time before setting off for a first fast and open section before gradually returning to the undergrowth. The first road gap will set the pace and will give way to a series of technical passages, roots and jumps. After passing close to the lake which will allow the riders to recover a little, they will have to face new steep and technical sections for a relentless and intense race! The final section will be spectacular, with a series of tables before plunging towards the finish, where we hope there will be a large crowd to cheer on the Downhill heroes!