He did it again! Monster Energy congratulates Loris Vergier on taking first place in the Elite Men division at the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia, this weekend. With a 1.755-second lead on the next racer, the 25-year-old from Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, claimed the win in the Elite Men division with a 3:05.064 total time.
Vergier was joined on the podium by his Monster Energy teammate, 20-year-old Monster Energy rider Thibaut Dapréla from France in second place with a 3:06.819 finish. In the Elite Women division, Monster Energy team rider Camille Balanche took third place with a 3:35.08 finish time.
Maribor welcomed the world’s best downhill racers with a natural track measuring 2.5 kilometers in length. For this weekend’s race, the iconic downhill course in the heart of the Pohorje Hills was updated with a new finish section. Adding to the challenge, race conditions were extremely dry and dusty. With temperatures soaring well into the mid-90s, the track was hardpacked. Giant braking holes gave way to blue groove corners and deep berms filled with moon dust, while the legendary rock garden once again took center stage as a key point.