The French rider took her second Women’s Elite Downhill World Championship title – the first one using Galfer Bike brake products – while Victor Koretzky and Laura Charles each earned a podium position in the Men’s Cross-Country and the Women’s E-MTB respectively.
Myriam Nicole (Commencal/Muc-Off) put in an excellent performance in the UCI MTB 2021 World Championships held in Val di Sole (Italy), winning the Women’s Elite Downhill race with a lead of more than four seconds over her rival. Nicole started from last place on the list but took the pressure in her stride. Riding a perfect descent, she managed to beat her best time on a steep, highly technical course to claim the second rainbow jersey of her career, the first with GALFER BIKE products. Her bike, a Commencal Supreme 29, was fitted with DBP21007I ø223 x 2.0mm experimental brake discs and Pro G1554T brake pads to suit the dry course conditions. This was the first win ever in the Elite category for brake components brand Galfer Bike.
However, the Galfer Bike riders in the other categories didn’t have as much luck. Aina González finished 8th in the Junior Women’s category and Sebastián Holguin 9th in the Junior Men’s, both with the IJ Racing Team. Thibaut Dapréla, one of the favourites to win the Men’s Elite Downhill title, took a couple of falls during the descent and couldn’t finish higher than 71st.
The Galfer Bike riders collected two more medals in the other disciplines. French rider Victor Koretzky rode a spectacular race in the Men’s Cross-Country, always up among the top classified riders, and took third place on the podium with his Orbea OIZ fitted with DB102W Disc Wave® brake discs and Advanced G1851 brake pads. His teammate Milan Vader finished 10th, while David Valero, recent Olympic medal winner in Tokyo, finished 11th. In the Women’s Elite race Malene Degn achieved a respectable 9th place.
In the Women’s E-MTB, Laura Charles secured a silver in her first race in the electric bike discipline, with her Orbea Wild fitted with Galfer Bike products. Melanie Pugin, the 2020 champion, was unable to get further than 5th place this year.