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

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.

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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.

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Ramp it up

Ramp it up

Former Red Bull athlete Claudio Caluori was one of the competitors at Monte-Descend.

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Remi's flying

Remi's flying

Remi Villeneuve of Canada grabs some air.

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Rocky road

Rocky road

Benoit Rioux rides over rocky terrain on the cross country part of the Monte-Descend course.

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Taking the trails

Taking the trails

Philippe Cyrenne-Blanchard and Jonathan Allard on the cross country trails of the Monte-Descend course.

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Silver Medal

Silver Medal

Philippe Cyrenne-Blanchard and Marc-André Fortier took second place at Monte-Descend.

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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.

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