Podcast: Amaury Pierron on His Career Thus Far, Injuries, & Winning the Overall at MSA - 'I Don't Even Know How I Did It'

Jan 19, 2022 at 4:56
by George Thompson  

In 2018, Amaury Pierron won 3 World Cups in a row & clinched the 2018 World Cup Overall title. In 2019 he won another 3 but dramatically lost out on the overall on the final run of the final race of the season. In the last 2 years he’s sustained some big injuries but battled his way back on to the podium at the final World Cup of the 2021 season. He doesn’t do many interviews, so this is a very special episode with the man who, when he’s on, is the fastest Downhill rider on the planet…


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 "the man who, when he’s on, is the fastest Downhill rider on the planet." This is such an amazing statement, partly because it's probably true, but also because this exact statement applies to a whole lot of other guys on the DH World Cup circuit! It's a pleasure to watch the world's best battle it out race after race and year after year ...
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 His Les Gets run 2019 is my absolute favourite downhill run tho, nothing ive seen on youtube beats that. Legendary
  • 3 0
 @Jolinwood: Watched it so many times and never get sick of it!
  • 12 0
 So true ! And by the way, when I'm on, I am the fastest downhill rider on ... Well, nervermind...
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 @Jolinwood: youtu.be/ReQ2xACdRxQ for the people that don't want to go search for it.
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 @Jolinwood: from 3:17 it's great
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 Amazing to watch him just riding on the grass at the start, totally over the limit, or rather extending the limit.
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 @Jolinwood: it's as if he's floating in space
  • 5 7
 Eh, I'm more of a fan of his rap career.
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 @Jolinwood: Now that's a proper two-wheel drift!
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 Pierron is one of my favorite DH riders to watch. With him, it's always all or nothing, and on the right day, he rides right at the edge of what's physically possible - just like the famous Les Gets run.
  • 3 0
 He reminds me of Danny 'Magoo' Chandler, mx racer from the 80's who always rode at the limit and beyond
  • 7 0
 Sorry, forgot to credit - all photos Keno Derleyn for Commencal Muc-Off
  • 5 0
 Wait, as the article author can't edit your post? I thought this restriction only applied to the proletariat in the comments.
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 @mi-bike: Smile I uploaded it & sent to editors for approval so my choices were... create a whole new one or add to comments! Sorry @kenoderleyn!
  • 5 0
 Go Momo! Hâte de te revoir au top, tout mon soutien pour cette saison, fais nous rêver frérot!
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 Really hoping he stays fit this year. One of the most entertaining riders to watch.
  • 4 0
 New new bell bell
  • 1 0
 you smell, you smell, you smell.
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 Vends nous du rêve! :-)
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 Physics, what physics...
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