Video: Commencal Vallnord Team Looks Back at an Amazing 2018 Race Season

Dec 30, 2018
by COMMENCAL / VALLNORD DH TEAM  

Elite Men’s World Cup Overall, Junior Men’s World Cup Overall, Team World Cup Overall and 21 World Cup podiums! This is quite an easy way of summing up our year. Just add to that countless rides and laughs with everyone involved and we're (more than) good!

This season felt like Christmas every weekend! Blown away by Myriam Nicole winning her first overall World Cup title last year, we’re ecstatic to finish 2018 with three new trophies.


Amaury Pierron won the Elite Men’s title with three race wins in a row plus five podiums. Has Amaury been the revelation of 2018? Undoubtedly yes. He’s made dreams come true!


Thibaut Daprela won the Junior Men’s by taking five out seven victories. The newcomer made his mark from the off in his debut World Cup season and we couldn’t be any prouder.



Seeing Myriam Nicole win the first round and then fight to be back for World Championships after her injury was intense. To have the bronze medal around her neck after her race at Worlds was almost victory in itself.



And let's talk about Remi Thirion! After his terrible injury in 2017, he worked incredibly hard all year to get his race pace back. He never gave up and his experience helped him to finish on the podium for the last round in La Bresse, in front of his friends and family.



All those victories and podiums brought COMMENCAL/VALLNORD its first Team World Cup overall!


What a year! The least we can say is that 2018 has exceeded all of our expectations. Ultimately, all of this success is the result of a perfect mix of hard work, commitment and friendship between our staff, team partners and all the people around us… The warmest THANK YOU to everyone involved in this story!

See you all in 2019 for more good times on and off the bike!


MENTIONS: @COMMENCALbicycles




10 Comments

  • + 17
 ❤️Merci beaucoup for 2018 ❤️
  • + 5
 Thanks for the basic and high monopivot, ultra heavy aluminium frames with linear stroke.
And before everyone jumps onto me : I have a Meta V4.2, spanked wheels and it's the most brilliant bike I've ever had.
Keep producing fun, simple and rock solid bikes !
And thanks for the fun in racing Smile .
  • + 1
 @RoadRunner13: Meta 4.2s aren't linear. They're somewhere in the middle of progressive vs. linear: linkagedesign.blogspot.com/2016/08/commencal-meta-v42-2017.html
  • + 2
 Great to see Commencal doing so well, even without carbon, but got too wonder what makes these bikes so fast?
I know DH is a lot too do with the rider mentally, but knowing how quick a bike can go helps too!
Any way have fun riding you bike & all the best in 2019!
  • + 1
 If more people trained instead of just riding they would see what makes riders faster. Its not just the bike.
  • + 3
 Well done Commençal people, you`ve made me shiver this year. All these talents and commitments logically drove you to successes. Rendez-vous next year for even more emotions and happiness.... and no injuries hopefully!!!
  • + 3
 Best damn team in gravity MTB, with the numbers to back it up. Vive la aluminium!

And great song choice :>.
  • + 1
 +1 for Frix Frix qualifying 3rd at Val Di Sole, not a supported rider but a privateer mixing it up with the best out there!
  • + 2
 Rad. And Cecile Ravanel had a top season also.
  • + 1
 top bike for top price thanks Max Commencal and gravity MTB team talent !!

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