Amaury Pierron and Marine Cabirou Win Brioude DH Cup


A glut of French World Cup riders turned out for the first French national round of the year in Brioude. The Pierron clan grew up riding on these trails and it clearly paid dividends with Amaury taking first place and Antoine fifth in the men's race. Marine Cabirou got to have a first proper shakedown of her Scott downhill bike and ended up seven seconds clear in the women's field.The track was a fast, flowy, sub-2 minute blast. There's a preview from another rider here:

Pierron pulled out an impressive 2 second margin over the short track over World Cup regulars including Benoit Coulanges, Florent Payet and Thomas Estaque. Even with Bruni and Vergier missing, this was an impressively stacked field of riders and a reminder that the French will be flying again by the time the first World Cup round comes around.

Full results.

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