For his 3rd year in the Elite category, Loic Bruni claimed victory in the French Championships once again, in Oz en Oisans.
3rd Elite national title for Loic Bruni !
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While the pressure was stronger than ever, after a crash during the qualifications, Loic Bruni did not failed and had a solid run to win his third consecutive title in the Elite class. Amaury Pierron and Patrick Thome completed the podium. Rémi Thirion, best time in qualifications and probably the most dangerous opponent to Loic, crashed in the final.
Loris Vergier, for his first year in the Elite category, took the 6th place.
Now it’s time to head off to Canada and the US for the North American stages.
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