In its first edition back in 1988 it was an almost impossible task to complete with the means at the time. Now that 30 years have passed, thanks to an incredible evolution of the MTB and the athletic performance of the riders, the Transvesubienne remains a great challenge, which requires great training in both technique and endurance. Being a finisher is not for everyone.

On 12 and 13 May the Transvesubienne will celebrate the 30th anniversary with the return to the historical route, which will bring the bikers from La Colmiane, ski resort on the Mercantour massif to 1500m altitude, up to the zero altitude of the Mediterranean Sea, with the striking arrival to the Baie des Anges of Nice (France).
A path of 75 km, with 2,500m of positive difference in altitude and 4,000m of downhill, through mythical passages such as the Col des deux Caires, the legendary Brec d’Utelle, the Madone and the crossing of the Vesubie valley. The short route will start from Levens, to reach Nice after 45km.
Everything will be preceded by the Saturday prologue, from La Colmiane to St. Martin, 12km which will set the starting grid for Sunday. The prologue will not be mandatory, but will award 10 bonus minutes to all those who will complete it.

The slogan of the race is “only the brave”, and this speaks volumes about what awaits the bikers at this unique race of its kind, which recruits specialists from all over Europe every year.
Here the fun is king: kilometers and miles of exciting single tracks, with striking views. A race that necessarily nods at the endurists with a good resistance to distance, but certainly also suitable for XC interpreters and more technical marathons.
It is no coincidence that in 2009 the Transvesubienne won a very young Nino Schurter, with Julien Absalon 8th at the finish line, delayed by punctures. Drills that denied Christoph Sauser’s victory in 2013, when he finished 3rd. Sauser tried again in 2015, and this time closed 2nd.