Julien Absalon ready to conquer the Roc d'Azur
Just a few days to go before 20,000 Mountain Bike aficionados set off on the tracks of the 34th edition of the Roc d'Azur. The largest gathering of Mountain Bike enthusiasts will take place from 4 to 8 October in Fréjus. A large field of amateurs will join the stars of the sport coming to race for the ultimate title: the Roc d'Azur.
The Mountain Bike world to make a pilgrimage to Fréjus
After the summer holidays, Mountain Bike enthusiasts from around the world will make a pilgrimage to Fréjus for edition 34 of the Roc d’Azur. More than 20,000 will head to the shores of the Mediterranean, for the largest off-road cycling happening in the world. Over the five days there will be 33 events in the splendid settings between the sea and mountains.
Registration for the Rocs opens today. There will be tons of competition!
Registration opens today for the Roc des Alpes-La Clusaz and the Roc d’Azur after the Roc d’Ardenne registration opened last December. No less than 5,000 riders at La Clusaz, 20,000 at Fréjus, 150,000 visitors at the Roc d’Azur show… The Rocs season begins with plenty of ambition and willingness to make the sporting experience even better.
Final act of the world MTB season: Jordan Sarrou and Annika Langvad take the Roc d'Azur
The 33rd edition of the Roc d'Azur came to an end today with French rider Jordan Sarrou winning the top-billed event for the second time after his triumph in 2014. Danish world champion Annika Langvad prevailed in the women's race.
The legend grows with the Gravel Roc and Roc Trophy
Italian Guido Dracone claimed the inaugural edition of the Gravel Roc at the Roc d'Azur. Sébastien Carabin (BEL) looks set to follow in his footsteps tomorrow by winning the Roc Trophy, another race introduced this year. However, the Roc d'Azur, featuring Absalon, Marotte, Moritz and Lakata, remains the top-billed event.
Romain Bardet and Tim Wellens come up short against Julien Trarieux
The presence of some of the world's top road cyclists failed to prevent French specialist Julien Trarieux from claiming victory in the Canyon Roc Marathon. The first ever gravel race in the history of the Roc d'Azur is scheduled for tomorrow.
Karl Shaw claims Tri Roc
Briton Karl Shaw ruled the waves (and tracks) of Fréjus to win the Tri Roc event of the ongoing 33rd edition of the Roc d'Azur. Other highlights of today's programme included the Village opening its doors to the public and Sébastien Carabin's triumph in the first of four stages of the Roc Trophy.
Frejus becomes the beating heart of MTB
The first few pedal strokes and laps around the tracks ushered in the 33rd edition of the Roc d'Azur in Fréjus on Wednesday. The young Génération Roc riders set in motion five days of competitions, activities and show visits. On Thursday, the spotlight will be on Luc Alphand and the other Tri Roc participants, as well as the voracious Roc Trophy competitors.
The Roc d'Azur in figures
The "Champions League" of Mountain Biking
From 5 to 9 October, the tracks of Fréjus will host the 33rd edition of the Roc d’Azur. While an exceptional weekend between sporting challenges and an exhibition await the enthusiasts and their families, the battle between the top riders promises to be captivating for adding one of the world Mountain Bike classics to their list of accomplishments.
The Roc d'Azur exhibition
More than 300 exhibitors, 500 different brands and 25,000m² dedicated to the more than 100,000 visitors. The Roc d’Azur Exhibition numbers suffice to situate it as a place of choice on the world map of expos specializing in Mountain Biking. Major brands in their fields, Canyon, Isostar, Mavic, Buff, Camelbak, Hutchinson, Oakley and Alltricks, will all be present at the expo, confirming its international standing. But to remain the leader, the Roc d’Azur is constantly developing its exhibition, located in the heart of the event village.
An olympic classic
While the world’s best athletes will come together in Rio to compete for Olympic gold from August 5-21, the mountain bikers will end their season on the Roc d’Azur. The two races have something in common, champions.
Registration opens for the Roc d'Azur
Although the 2016 Roc d'Azur is scheduled for October 5–9, the gears of the race will truly start to turn when registration for the 33rd edition opens on Thursday, February 25. A gravel biking race will be the major new feature for this year, but not the only one.
ROC D’AZUR 7th to 11th October 2015 - Roc: faster, higher, stronger!
Olympic champion Julie Bresset and under-23 Worlds silver medallist Victor Koretzky struck twice for France in the 32nd Roc d'Azur, an edition with a record-breaking 20,365 mountain bikers on the start line.
ROC D’AZUR 7th to 11th October 2015 - Something for all tastes and ages
Today was a day for the cyclotourists as summer weather continued at the Roc d'Azur. Great stars of sport such as pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie shared with the participants the fun experience of riding without keeping an eye on the stopwatch. It is time for the competitors and champions to retake centre stage on Sunday for the grand finale of the 2015 edition: the Roc d'Azur.
ROC D’AZUR 7th to 11th October 2015 - Roc d'Azur, world capital of VTT
In the essential rendez-vous for worldwide riders (50 nationalities represented), Italian Samuele Porro and Pole Michalina Ziółkowska were the big winners of the Canyon Roc Marathon, the highlight of the third day of the Roc d'Azur.
ROC D’AZUR 7th to 11th October 2015 - Fun in the sun at the Roc
The second day of the 32nd Roc d'Azur was again bathed in sunshine - ideal conditions for the French champions to sweep the board in the first big races of the week.
ROC D’AZUR 7th to 11th October 2015 - Roc on!
The 32nd edition of the Roc d'Azur got going under the sunny skies of Fréjus. More than 1,400 schoolchildren kicked off five days of sport and fun - five days that have once again attracted over 20,000 fans.