Loïc Bruni finally conquers Vélirium at Mont-Sainte-Anne

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Frenchman Loïc Bruni (centre) climbed to the top of the podium in the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup men’s downhill event. Left to right: Amaury Pierron of France (fourth), Troy Brosnan of Australia (second), Bruni (first), Danny Hart of Great Britain (third) and Loris Vergier of France (fifth).

For the 28th consecutive year, elite mountain bike racers from around the world gathered at Mont-Sainte-Anne for the only Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup stop in North America. Competitors raced over bumps, jumps and rocks, through mud and around trees as they descended the mountain or did laps around various circuits. From Aug.