Asa Vermette and Andreas Kolb achieved victory and second place in the Junior and Elite Men’s Downhill categories at the UCI MTB World Cup in Les Gets.

This weekend, Les Gets, France, was the epicenter of the thrilling spectacle of the MTB World Cup. Thousands of spectators gathered to witness the skill and speed of the world’s best cyclists. With weather conditions varying between sunny and rainy, Galfer Bike riders showcased their ability and determination in every descent.

In the Junior Men’s category, the prodigious Asa Vermette (Frameworks Racing) once again demonstrated why he is a rising star. With an impeccable performance in the qualifying round, Vermette secured his third victory of the season. Sunday’s race was canceled due to adverse weather conditions, thus consolidating Saturday’s results. With this victory, Vermette cements his position as the undisputed leader in the standings, with a 23-point advantage over his rivals, with two events remaining to conclude the 2024 season.

In the Elite Men’s category, the weekend was marked by a drastic change in conditions. While Saturday’s qualifiers were held under sunny skies, Sunday’s final was contested in intense rain, turning the terrain into a muddy and slippery challenge. Under these difficult conditions, Andreas Kolb and his Atherton A200, equipped with the exceptional Disc Shark® and Galfer brake pads, proved that true quality shines in adversity. Kolb, with astonishing skill and precision, achieved an impressive second place, reaffirming his status among the world’s best and once again stepping onto the UCI DH Elite World Cup podium.

In the Cross-Country discipline, the notable performance of Swiss rider Thomas Litscher (Lapierre-Mavic) should be highlighted. He achieved a commendable 5th place in XCC and 15th in XCO, reaffirming his consistency and talent in every race.

The XC and DH World Cup will take a break until September, while the adrenaline of Enduro will return next weekend.