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Video: Thomas Lapeyrie Parts Ways With Orbea

Dec 26, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

Thomas Lapeyrie has announced he is leaving the Orbea enduro team after 2 years with the brand. Lapeyrie earned four top-ten EWS finishes in his time on the Orbea team and finished last year as the French National Enduro champion.

Thomas Lapeyrie carves one of the very tight corners at the bottom of stage 2

Reading between the lines of his farewell it seems like Lapeyrie wanted to stay a bit longer with the Spanish brand but will now be on the hunt for a new team for 2020 and beyond.

bigquotesAll story have an end. This one came earlier than it was planned. It was an honor riding for Orbea and becoming the first Enduro French champion of the history in our sport with a Rallon. 2 years full of great learning times about this sport at the highest level, about my body & mind, all about the life.. See ya boyyzzzThomas Lapeyrie

There's no clue as to where Lapeyrie will be headed to next but we'll update you when we hear more.


  • 22 0
 Does Lapierre have a racing team? I mean....
  • 5 0
 For Lapierre, the team is searching a Woman, Isabeau maybe. Thomas is supposed to go to Commencal, Cecile Ravanel, in an interview was saying she wants to be more of a manager than an athlete, so it opens a sot, maybe. Also, Cannondale has a free bike now. And Canyon, also. And Orbea has signed a top french, Damien Oton maybe? He is not far away from the spanish border. Everything will be clear in 5 days
  • 5 0
 Off topic. but that photo is bad ass.
  • 3 0
 No, very on topic, killer shot.
  • 2 0
 TLap is a very stylish rider, too bad he had so many injuries
  • 2 0
 Both this and Chris’s Akrigg in the same day, I think everyone is changing sponsors this year
  • 2 0
 He will ride for Lapierre this time.
  • 1 0
 So sad to have a rider like that so strong and friendly alone without a team for 2020....
  • 1 0
 He used to be a top 5 rider with team Sunn. Hope he gets back to from.

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