Lapierre has a brand new team to go with the Française des Jeux (FDJ) professional race team and the Enduro racers that make up Team Lapierre Gravity Republic: the Overvolt Brigade!
While the names of Bruni and Vergier might be synonymous with DH, what you might not know is that Jean-Pierre Bruni and Claude Vergier – the fathers of Team Lapierre Gravity Republic riders Loic and Loris – are e-biking pioneers and were among the first to take part in electric MTB events such as the Transvésubienne. Who else, but these two mountain bike legends to fly the flag for Lapierre in these exciting new competitions?
Racers, technicians and managers to boot: our riders have more than one string to their bows. As well as ambassadors, they also help test and develop the Overvolts of the future. Signing up for a win-win partnership, they play an active role in fine-tuning and developing these new machines. Their expert eye, top-level experience and vision of competitive mountain biking are all valuable assets that we will be able to draw on. Clutching the handlebars of the Overvolt FS, they are ready to meet every challenge. And with Nicolas Vouilloz for a neighbour and team mate, our racers need no second invitation to venture down the trails around Nice, a mountain biker’s paradise.
2015 was the Brigade’s debut and the start of the Overvolt era. You’ll be seeing a lot of them very, very soon.