A RISKY WAGER ON THE SPEED MASTER’S STYLE
MOST PEOPLE KNOW LOÏC
BRUNI AS A PUREBRED downhill racer. Ever since the fiery young Frenchman began blazing down World Cup DH racetracks as a junior eight years ago, his name has increasingly become synonymous with speed.
He’s a fierce competitor who puts it all on the line in every race. And in just a few momentous years, Bruni has carved out a reputation as one of the world’s fastest downhillers. He’s one of an elite few racers who are always in contention for a World Cup victory. Along with the likes of Greg Minnaar and Aaron Gwin, any given race is his to lose.
With two UCI World Championship titles under his belt at the tender age of 23, Bruni’s career is off to one of the most promising starts in the history of DH racing. And by most accounts, this phenom’s potential has yet to fully blossom, leaving fans around the world wondering exactly what his future might hold.
But apart from his penchant for speed—and his outspoken, brutally honest manner—what more does the riding public know about ‘SuperBruni’?
Unlike freeriders, whose careers revolve around performing for the camera, DH racers are measured by the clock. They are obsessed with only one thing: Getting down the world’s most demanding courses as quickly as possible. Though this requires consummate skill, fitness and focus, showing ‘style’ is not a prerequisite for getting onto podiums.
With rigorous training and travel regimens, there is precious little time for video and photo shoots. When DH athletes aren’t competing, they’re out testing suspension setups, hammering on road bikes or doing strength-building exercises at the gym.