Meet The Riders And Their Rides: UCI Downhill World Champion Loic Bruni

UCI Downhill World Champion
Loic Bruni

Last year Bruni won the UCI Downhill World Championship for the fourth time. From 2015 through 2019, he only missed winning the title once—in 2016—to Danny Hart. Before Bruni’s impressive run of World Championship wins in the Elite Men’s category, Loic had previously won the World Championship’s Junior Men’s title in 2012 when he was 18 years old.


Name: Loic Bruni

Nickname: Superbruni

Age: 26

Birthdate: May 13, 1994

Birthplace: Nice, France

Height: 181cm (5 feet, 11 1/4 inches)

Weight: 82 kilograms (181 pounds)

Shoe size: 43

Helmet size: Large

Waist: 32

Marital status: “Divorced four times,” says Loic. [Editor’s note: He’s definitely joking about this, according to our contact in Europe (Laurent DeLorme), who says that Bruni has had one girlfriend for the last three years.]

Current home: La Massana, Andorra

Cars: BMW M2

Started racing: 2005

First mountain bike race: Lyon la Sarra, Avalanche Cup for the kids

How did you finish? “First! Alone in my category!”

Turned pro: 2013

Racing specialty: Downhill

Favorite course (North America): Mont-Sainte-Anne

Favorite course (Europe): Andorra

Favorite food: Italian

Goals: Be happy and inspiring

Heroes: Steve Peat, Blenky, Travis Pastrana, Tomac

Favorite recording artist: Sub Focus

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