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2022 Mountain Bike MTB photos from the Downhill DH World Cup in Lourdes, France
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Monster Victory in Lourdes UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup Season Opener

Mar 282022

Perfect start of the season! Camille Balanche (Elite Women) and Amaury Pierron (Elite Men) took the victory in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season opener in Lourdes, France, this weekend.

In the first race of the 2022 World Cup season, 32-year-old Balanche from La Chaux-de-Fond, Switzerland, finished the challenging course in 3:19.983 for first place in the Elite Women division. In the Elite Men division, 26-year-old Pierron from Brioude, France, took the win with a 2:47.111 final time. In the Junior Women’s division, 17-year-old Monster Energy rider Izabela Yankova from Bulgaria finished in third place.

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