Loic Bruni and Troy Brosnan seen on the podium at UCI DH World Cup in Vallnord, Andorra on July 6th, 2019 // Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool

Outspoken: Loic Bruni vs. Troy Brosnan

If you were to ask who are the fastest riders on the planet in downhill right now, then these two would be two of the top three.

Both with wildly different riding styles and attitudes, yet so similar and ultimately so respectful to each other it just entrenches MTB as the premiere racing discipline in cycling. To get these two to sit down and talk candidly about racing, each other and much more is pure genius, especially mid season in what could be the tightest overall race to date. Hats off to the crew at VitalMTB for making this happen, it’s a rarity to see quality long form content these days!

“This may be the most insightful look into what it means to be a modern, professional downhill mountain bike racer. Troy Brosnan, tied for 2nd place in the 2019 UCI World Cup DH overall, sits down with Loic Bruni, the current leader in the downhill race series. Troy is known for his consistency at the races, regularly placing 2nd or 3rd. He’s won two World Cup downhills in his career, but Loic questions Troy if it’s time to push harder for the win. The two discuss race technique, the mountain bike community, being teammates with Sam Hill, Aaron Gwin and Fabien Barel, junior racing and bike setup. The interview concludes with the two discussing pro racing contract negotiation and the secrecy behind it all. Truly a fascinating and candid interview with two of the fastest mountain bikers on the planet.”