It's official. Loic Bruni will ride for Lapierre Gravity Republic next year!
After weeks of rumors about one of the biggest transfers of the world cup circuit we can confirm that Loic Bruni will continue to ride for Lapierre Gravity Republic which is managed by Pure Agency. After one junior World Champ title, some Elite podiums and a lot of good times with his mates, the young Red Bull rider has confirmed he wants to stay with his current sponsors and will ride the NEW Lapierre DH next year.
Gilles Lapierre – Lapierre Managing Director:
"I'm thrilled Loic has chosen to stay with Team Lapierre Gravity Republic. We've helped him develop as a Junior to become a World Champion and now a strong elite competitor. With the new DH bike he helped to develop alongside Nico Vouilloz and our engineers, I am confident we'll see him on more and more World Cup podiums."
Laurent Delorme – Team Manager Lapierre / Pure Agency :
"I'm very proud about Loic's decision. We work hard during the year with a lot of intensity and good and bad moments, so being able to keep riders for a long term project is great and will be helpful to achieve our goals. Loic has a great maturity for a 20 year old guy and I'm sure we will soon have a World Cup victory with him.
We're working together for 4 years now and I'm sure we will have more and more successes with him soon! Our head mechanic Jack Roure will also stay with us next year. He's really important for the team due to his professionalism and serenity. All the riders and myself have confidence in him for any technical issues."
Loïc Bruni - Team Lapierre Gravity Republic:
I ride for Lapierre / Pure Agency for 4 years now and I've always felt great with them. I was in contact with few teams in the middle of the season but feelings are really important for me and I was afraid to lose the good ones I've got with Lapierre Gravity staff, both professionally and personally. Consequently I've decided to stay "with the family" and go again for a new project with great ambitions. Moreover the new bike is really cool and I'm sure we could improve it even more! I will be off this winter and will get back to university before going on a trip with Jack for some testing. I will also go to the USA to meet some sponsors and see some SX races! Then it will be time to start again a new season...It will be great!"
Loic on the podium at Meribel's World Cup, looking forward to 2015 now