2009 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

Berthold Steinhilber

Laif Photos & Reportagen for Stern

20 July, 2008

Cyclists compete in the ninth annual ‘Mountain of Hell' bike race at Les Deux Alpes resort. The race starts 3,400m above sea level, at the top of the Dôme de la Lauze glacier, and goes through a 2,500m altitude drop over an unmarked, 25km-long course, to the village of Venosc below. Participants have to cycle over snow, rocks, single tracks, steps and sheer descents.

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Berthold Steinhilber

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