French prodigy Loic Bruni hit the big time in 2012, when, in the first year of his professional career, he was crowned world Junior Downhill champion, and was also the overall winner of the Junior Downhill World Cup. He took his first World Cup elite podium place in the fifth round of the series in Windham, USA with a fast and solid run that put him in front of many of the sport’s more experienced stars, including Mick Hannah and Greg Minnaar. He continued his rapid progress in 2013 - riding for the Lapierre Gravity Republic team, he is now regularly competing for podium places in the Elite category. Away from the world series, he also won the first race of the iXS European Downhill Cup at Leogang, Austria in June. Born on 13th May 1994 in Nice, Loic first rode at the age of nine, and was racing a year later on the MOM Avalanche series. Now living in nearby Cagnes-sur-Mer, and still studying at university in Nice, Loic spends much of his summer improving his skills on the trails at Les Gets in the French Alps. For such a young rider - he missed the fourth round of the 2012 World Cup series in Mont St Anne because he had to take school exams - Loic has impressed downhill fans with his calmness under pressure and bravery against the sport’s big guns. He’s versatile too - in the 2012 Megavalanche Alpe d’Huez race, he finished in 23rd place out of 303 competitors.
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