Not content with being one of the most exciting MTB prospects around, Loris Vergier has also shown himself to being one of the ballsiest.
Debuting as a junior at the Downhill World Cup this season, he was showing great form when he arrived in Hafjell. On his descent he took a huge crash and was knocked out cold. Undeterred by minor things like loss of consciousness he was straight back on his bike and managed to take fifth overall on the stage.
Where others would have staggered to the side of the track and called it a day he was not dimmed and ploughed on. His bravery was rewarded come the end as he claimed gold at the Junior World Cup.