Back-to-back victories for the Flying Frenchman! Monster Energy congratulates Loris Vergier on taking first place in the Elite Men division Downhill Race at the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, this weekend. Fresh off winning the Maribor World Cup event in August, the 25-year-old from Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, clinched the victory in the tight race on his last run with a 2:46.921 finish time.
Also claiming a top spot in Lenzerheide this weekend, 20-year-old Monster Energy rider Thibaut Dapréla from France finished in third place less than half a second behind his teammate with a 2:47.291 total time. The French-dominated podium was rounded out by Monster Energy rider, 25-year-old Amaury Pierron from Brioud, France, in fourth place. In the Elite Women division, 31-year-old Monster Energy team rider Camille Balanche from La Chaux-de-Fond, Switzerland, finished in fifth place with a 3:19.222 total time.
Known for its demanding and high-speed track, the Swiss alpine resort of Lenzerheide hosted the penultimate stop of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season. It’s a notoriously unforgiving course, littered with loose rocks and without much line choice. Errors are costly and must be kept to a minimum, as every slip of the pedal can cost the win.