Loïc Bruni

I’d love to go riding every day

Loïc Bruni poses for a portrait in Rotorua, New Zealand on March 9, 2016.
© Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Loïc Bruni. My discipline is Mountain Bike Downhill. My friends call me Brownie. I was born on 13 May 1994 in Cagnes-sur-Mer (near Nice), France. My philosophy of life is to have fun and smile always. The most important person in my life is my dad. My favourite food is a bit of everything.


Everything seems predisposed for Loïc Bruni to become a big name in downhill mountain biking. His father, Jean-Pierre, was one of the European pioneers in the discipline, collecting national and international titles throughout his career.

Loïc watched and learned, succumbing to the passion of mountain biking from an early age. In the wake of fellow French Riviera “neighbours” Nicolas Vouilloz and Fabien Barel, the young boy from the Côte d’Azur soon showed off his downhill talents in junior races on the French circuit as well as the French National Series.

Picked up to ride for Team Lapierre Gravity Republic as a junior in 2011, Loïc, or “Brownie” as he has been nicknamed, went on to become junior champion in France.

He announced his arrival on the world scene in 2012, when, still a junior, he claimed his first podium in the Elite World Cup at Windham in the United States and also took the junior World Championship.

In 2013, his first year as an elite athlete, he once again stepped up on the podium in Val di Sole (Italy), before scoring a second place in the World Cup in Leogang (Austria), finishing fourth overall for the World Cup that season.

These days, the sight of Loïc on the podium is a familiar one, and in 2015 he celebrated a second-place finish overall in the Downhill World Cup. And armed with a brand new custom ride, Loïc’s incredible speed earned him the top spot at the Downhill World Championships in Vallnord, Andorra, pitching him as a credible future World Cup title contender.

Loïc is a modern athlete who leaves nothing to chance when preparing for a competition. His professionalism at his age is impressive and the natural talent he possesses promises a bright future at the highest level of downhill mountain biking.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 3rd Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup – Downhill

      Vallnord, Andorra

  2. 2016
    1. 3rd Place: UCI Mountainbike World Cup – Downhill

      Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada

    2. 3rd Place: British Downhill Series

      Fort William, UK

    3. 1st Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup – Downhill

      Cairns, Australia

  3. 2015
    1. 1st Place: UCI MTB Downhill World Championships

      Vallnord, Andora

    2. 2nd Place Overall: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup – Downhill

    3. 1st Place: Crankworx Les 2 Alpes – Downhill

      Les Deux Alpes, France

  4. 2013
    1. 1st Place: iXS European Downhill Cup

      Leogang, Austria