Monster Energy’s Amaury Pierron (FRA) takes home the victory at his home world cup this weekend in Les Gets, France at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill.
In front of thousands of rabid French fans, Pierron stormed to victory by an astonishing margin of over 2.3 seconds. The 2.3-kilometer track storms its way down Mont Chery with high speeds exceeding 64km/h and limited line choice overlooking the picturesque mountain town of Les Gets. The old-school track (last raced here at 2004 World Championships) was in fine form this weekend. Its grassy corners daring those with the will to win to get off the brakes, let it slide and just see how far they can push the limits was more cut throat than ever. With no rain for weeks, the middle treed section of track was loose and full of holes as riders attempted to maintain their speed into the lower high-speed meadows and road gaps.
Pierron was ecstatic with the win on French soil and could barely contain himself in the finish corral. “This is so good! I really wanted to show that I can win, plus this was in France,” said Pierron. I was so keen to win in France in front of my home crowd. This is insane. All the way down it was fire. I was so loose; it was just good. I was on the limit!”
Pierron’s Monster Energy teammates had solid results today with Troy Brosnan (AUS) in 4th, Loris Vergier (FRA) in 5th and Brendan Fairclough (UK) in 6th