Photostory: Red Bull Monte-Descend 2012

It wasn't all about the World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne last weekend. Monte-Descend was also in town
By RedBull.com Team

The 4th edition of Monte-Descend took place at night time during the UCI MTB World Cup stop at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

Two-man teams of mountain bikers (downhill and cross country) race against each other in a 90-minute endurance race through the resort village and trails of Canada's premier MTB venue.

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Daylight training
Daylight training Marc-Andre Fortier trains for the Red Bull Monte Descend with a ride during the day. © Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
Pre-race briefing
Pre-race briefing Competitors share a joke and a drink before the Red Bull Monte Descend event. The two-man team that completes the most laps of a combined XC and DH course in 90 minutes are declared the winners. © Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
Ramp it up
Ramp it up Former Red Bull athlete Claudio Caluori was one of the competitors at Monte-Descend. © Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
Remi's flying
Remi's flying Remi Villeneuve of Canada grabs some air. © Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
Rocky road
Rocky road Benoit Rioux rides over rocky terrain on the cross country part of the Monte-Descend course. © Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
Taking the trails
Taking the trails Philippe Cyrenne-Blanchard and Jonathan Allard on the cross country trails of the Monte-Descend course. © Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
Silver Medal
Silver Medal Philippe Cyrenne-Blanchard and Marc-André Fortier took second place at Monte-Descend. © Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
A hard day at the office
A hard day at the office A mud speckled Claudio Caluori at the finish line. Claudio and his cross country partner Thomas Frischknecht went on to win Monte-Descend. © Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
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