Lapierre Returns to World Cup XC After 11 Years with the Lapierre Mavic Unity Team

Jan 26, 2023
by Ed Spratt  

After an 11-year hiatus Lapierre is back racing at World Cups with the newly formed Lapierre-Mavic Unity team.

The new Lapierre XC will be focusing on the XC and XCC Short Track World Cup calendar while also committing to the next two Olympic events in 2024 and 2028. With the new team, Lapierre will have its own teams in XC, Enduro and e-Enduro racing.

Filling out the roster on the Lapierre-Mavic Unity team is Malene Degn, Annie Last, Isaure Medde, Sebastian Fini Carstensen, Thomas Litscher and Erik Haegstad.


bigquotesCross-country is an important part of Lapierre’s DNA and history. The brand has been focused on performance sports for over 25 years, so after road and enduro, it’s time to return to the XC scene. We are therefore very happy to have been able to finalize this project, with a team and partners, such as Mavic, that match our values. Dorian Tabeau, Lapierre brand manager

Alongside racing on Lapierre bikes the team will be using Mavic's Crossmax SL Ultimate carbon wheels, Fox suspension, components from FSA and Michelin tires.

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  • 126 0
 They look damn happy...
  • 5 0
 you stole my words....
  • 6 2
 Yeah. First thing I thought. “This should be a happy event, right?”
  • 7 10
 There riding Snapierre's, what do you expect.
  • 12 6
 @captainclunkz: 'they're*'
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flag BEERandSPOKES (Jan 26, 2023 at 5:15) (Below Threshold)
 They has a sad. They're sponsored by LAPIERRE and MAVIC... Wouldn't you be depressed as FU(K? I know I would be.
  • 4 7
 @trkymoore: sorry for being dyslexic. lol
  • 14 0
 I love that picture. Looks like a slash movie teaser from the 90's Smile
  • 3 0
 Why so serious?
  • 6 0
 @danstonQ: I was thinking Norwegian folk metal band out for a ride on their day off.
  • 2 0
 Band photo pose.
  • 3 0
 no one asked them to fill out a survey obviously
  • 3 0
 @captainclunkz: so thats all 7 lapierre owners that object to your comment
  • 2 0
 @number44: yeah, kind of, or like sad pandas / black metalheads disguised in XC racers for a retro porn remake. Post avant-garde contemporary art anyway!!! Smile
  • 4 0
 They just saw the size of their paychecks...
  • 1 0
 They can't be happy and Alien just stole their bike, carried it up in a beam of light!!
  • 1 0
 Bad director, surly the riders on the team happy for the next season coming with good sponsor.
  • 1 0
 How many times do you see XC racers smiling in a race?
  • 32 0
 I'm happy for Annie Last. I could not believe that last two seasons she was not on a team and raced unsupported. She deserved better.
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flag pargolf8 (Jan 26, 2023 at 6:22) (Below Threshold)
 Which one’s she? They’re all pretty cute. Sad girl biker chicks are my fav
  • 8 0
 Reminds me of the "more intensity" scene from Lost in Translation.
  • 7 0
 Fantastic to see Annie Last on a team ,such an underrated rider.
  • 7 2
 Probably the most boring team photo ...of all time...
  • 4 0
 It's not sharp so I assume it's a screen grab from the video...
  • 1 0
 The last Lapierre team brought some serious racers and some turned into Enduro stars. Another turned into a major player in world tour road cycling. Very happy to see a Lapierre team again, Nico will have his hand in this someone and thats a plus
  • 5 0
 Pickle jar-2 XC teams-0
  • 4 0
 They're on Mars!
  • 2 0
 Why the long faces? Because they were just told their bikes would sporting E:I technology.
  • 2 0
 Another intimidating looking XC team photo shoot.... Super serious and tough lol
  • 2 0
 Mavic is still alive? Don’t get me wrong I love Mavic but I haven’t seen anything from them in years
  • 2 0
 Them woman don't look to have been very satisfied. i have experienced that look many times...
  • 1 0
 They're returning, but won't be able to ride because Mavic can't supply replacement parts. Smile
  • 1 0
 Lapierre It's our mission to make bikes uglier than your grandma's 99' Corolla
  • 2 1
 And then the team will immediately fold again after 2028....
  • 1 1
 Well they are sponsored by MAVIC...I'll give it to midway through the next election, or as soon as MAVIC is bought and sold again.
  • 1 0
 Don't you mean World Series PB ??
  • 1 0
 UCI Mountain Bike World Series Mountain Bike Cross Country World Cup
  • 1 0
 @dougfs: Sorry, can you repeat the sport again? I'm a bit hard of hearing...
  • 3 1
 Why. So. Serious?
  • 1 0
 That was a really cool video actually.
  • 1 0
 yeah that was pretty good.
  • 2 0
 @Whataboutism @DBone95 i'd be hyped to be on this team with this intro video!
  • 1 0
 Fake News, there's been quite a few riders on a LaPierre in recent WC'S
  • 1 0
 Great expectations springs to mind.
  • 1 0
 They remind me of the angry German team from Pitch Perfect Smile
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 We are smiling
  • 2 1
 Resting bitch faces.
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 The chick in the sleeveless jersey looks like trouble.

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