âI’m really happy, my race was good and I needed to feel that rhythm again. You’re on the edge all over this trail, and once you’re tired you have to push again. It’s good to have another race in the bag. “- Loris Vergier
INNSBRUCK, Austria (PRWEB)
June 21, 2021
The ‘Flying Frenchman’ is starting again! Monster Energy congratulates Loris Vergier for taking first place in the legendary Crankworx Innsbruck Downhill mountain bike race on Sunday. The 25-year-old from Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, rose to the top of the Elite Men division with the best mountain bike riders in the world with a time of 2: 38.936. Vergier was joined on the podium by Troy Brosnan, 27, from Adelaide, Australia, in second place just under 1.5 seconds behind.
In 2021, Crankworx Innsbruck celebrated its fifth anniversary as part of the Crankworx World Tour of mountain biking festivals. From Wednesday to Sunday, the event featured a variety of mountain biking competitions, including Slopestyle, Specialty Innsbruck Dual Slalom and a Whip-Off competition. On Sunday, the Downhill Innsbruck deuter presented by the Raiffeisen Club ended the Crankworx stage in Austria with a bang.
Innsbruck’s natural downhill racetrack consisted of a short, twisty single track that received rave reviews from riders all week. Filled with jumps, roots and technical sections, the course required the riders to maintain high speeds and do their utmost to cross the finish line in first position.
Ultimately, Vergier had the keys to victory in Innsbruck. Maintaining momentum through tight corners and dusty track conditions, Vergier crossed the finish line in 2: 38.936 to claim his first career victory in a Crankworx race.
âI’m really happy, my race was good and I needed to feel that rhythm again. You’re at the limit on this whole trail, and once you get tired you still have to push. It’s good to have another race in the bag, “said Vergier of Monster Energy after taking first place in the Crankworx Innsbruck Downhill race, adding:” It’s a long week because we have nothing. raced else, but maybe next year I’ll bring my BMX and have fun on the pump track!
Speaking about his preparation for the race, Vergier said he came to Innsbruck with a relaxed attitude. âI didn’t treat it like a World Cup until about two and a half minutes ago. I was like, ‘Okay now it’s racing, just focus and try to have something that you can be proud of.’ I’m pretty happy with it and maybe it helped?
Vergier’s Monster Energy teammate Brosnan entered the race as the favorite after claiming victory in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup downhill race at Bikepark Leogang two weeks earlier. Brosnan, who used to attend the infamous Nordkette downhill races in Innsbruck in 2011, tackled the course with speed and confidence. He finished with a total time of 2: 40.218 in second place, about 1.2 seconds behind Vergier.
“It feels good. I hadn’t ridden on the track before this weekend and felt pretty good on the track, but I knew it was going to be tough. I’m happy with the second place, you can’t really be mad, âsaid Brosnan, adding:â The track was really hilly and puffy and the holes were big, it was pretty hectic. Glad the rain stayed away as it was quite fun to ride but really hard to ride!
Monster athlete Luca Shaw (USA) finished the Crankworx Innsbruck downhill in eighth place, and Danny Hart (GBR) took 14th place. Canadian Mark Wallace completed the team in 20th place.
What’s next for the MTB program? Be sure to follow Monster Energy during the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup race on July 2 in the legendary Les Gets, France. The remainder of the tour has a few classic European venues in reserve, before the World Cup moves to Snowshoe, USA for the 2021 Finals.
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