The Mavic Trans-Provence 2013 Is Upon Us!

Once again for the fifth year of the Mavic Trans-Provence, a number of Cool Buses have headed south for the start of this epic mountain bike race.

Camp preparation is under way and the racers will be arriving imminently to get organised for the six race days ahead of them which will see them cover 292km of ground, incorporating 8355m of vertical ascent and a massive 14,731m of vertical descent!

Logoed and ready to race!

Logoed and ready to race!

The Cool Buses are on hand to give the seventy-two racers (including twenty of the world’s top Enduro athletes) uplifts at the start of each day and picking up camp, dropping it again at the finish of each daily stage. Starting near Sisteron in the  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence area, the race weaves it’s way down through miles and miles of singletrack, finishing this year in Menton on the Mediterranean coast.

Look out for our regular updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram once the race kicks off on Saturday 28th September.


The Trans-Provence Journey

Not for the first time, this summer just gone, Cool Bus (the French Alps’ best and most efficient transfer company) supported the ever growing and massively popular Trans-Provence mountain bike race. A gruelling race for all concerned, racers, staff and vans, the race runs for almost a week from the Alps down to the south coast of France, finally finishing in Monaco.

vanand racers

A wet morning start on the Trans-Provence 2012

This year saw some serious pro contenders for the title in the form of Nico Vouilloz, Jerome Clementz, Ben Cruz and the UK’s very own Joe Barnes, but the the overall competition was eventually won by Nicolas Lau.

We look forward to next year’s race but for now check this awesome video made by the Trans-Provence team featuring some pretty sexy looking vans!