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Images from World Cup Lousa #1 - Practice and QualifyingI of the UCI World Cup Downhill Round 4 event.

Mountain Biking Athlete

Loris Vergier

France France


Affectionately known as The Flying Frenchman, Loris Vergier is a rising star in the world of competitive downhill mountain bike racing. Hailing from Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, Loris barged onto the junior division scene with drive and natural talent, ultimately earning first place at the 2014 UCI Downhill Mountain World Championships. Over the past seasons, the rookie has evolved into a podium regular at elite division race events. Known for his aggressive, versatile riding style, Vergier thrives where others struggle. Muddy tracks, pouring rain, gnarled tree roots, and rock sections: Vergier floats down the track undeterred with an uncanny ability to find his line in the most rugged terrain, always pushing for top speeds. Not held down by the pandemic, Vergier continued to storm podiums on the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup circuit, including back-to-back World Cup victories in a doubleheader race on the legendary Maribor track. Backed by a brand-new bike sponsor for 2021, Loris Vergier is gunning for the leader’s jersey this coming season, so watch closely as his rise continues.