The Overvolt Brigade full steam ahead!

A new Lapierre team is joining the riders of Team Lapierre Gravity Republic, and the professional road cycling team FDJ : The Overvolt Brigade !


Overvolt Brigade

Jean-Pierre Bruni & Claude Vergier


The names of the two main riders are not unknown: Bruni and Vergier! However, it’s not the young downhillers. We are speaking about Jean-Pierre Bruni & Claude Vergier, the fathers of these Lapierre racers. Who better than these two expert riders, to carry the Lapierre colours into e-MTB races?!

Already 1st and 2nd in the e-bike Transvésubienne race in 2014, our two riders are not new to the discipline. Jean-Pierre Bruni has several titles as Master DH World Champion, and three victories at the Transvesubienne. Claude Vergier, winner of the 2014 Transvesubienne e-bike on his Lapierre Overvolt, and with two Transvesubienne victories in the 2000’s under his belt, is also a Lapierre stockist. They are ready for new challenges this season.


Jean Pierre Bruni Overvolt


They will both have the role of an ambassador for Lapierre and the Overvolt range, but also the important task of helping develop and test the future Overvolt models. A true partnership of racing and
product development. Our Overvolt Brigade will be at the start line with an already well known model, the Lapierre Overvolt FS 900. Equipped with a Bosch Performance motor, RockShox suspensions and SRAM brakes and drivetrain, our riders are ready for new challenges. 

Claude Vergier & Jean-Pierre Bruni will have a third team member for some events : Nicolas « 10X » Vouilloz, who will participate in some e-bike races when his Enduro race calendar allows him to.


Claude Vergier - Overvolt


The Overvolt Brigade race calendar :

o 15/02: Rallye Hivernale Levens

o 23-24/5 : Transvésubienne

o 9-10/05 : Enduro French cup at Blausasc

o 27-28/06 : Enduro French cup at Milau

o 3-5/07 : Auron Electric Bike Festival

o 6-12/7 : Electro Avalanche – Mégavalanche Alpe d’Huez