Verbier E-Bike Festival: An Electric Weekend in Valais
The sun was out for the third Verbier E-Bike Festival, which brought together 2’823 participants who came to (re)discover e-MTB on one of the 500 e-bikes brought in for the event. The industryâs most prominent brands were on-site with their latest e-MTB, e-gravel, and even e-road: Haibike, Bosch, Lapierre, Ghost, Commencal, Specialized, Trek, Moustache, Flyer, etc.
Thirty-six international ridersÂ lined up for the event, recently added to theÂ Union Cycliste InternationaleÂ (UCI) calendar ofÂ E-MTB Cross-country MarathonÂ races. AfterÂ three daysÂ of racing in three countries (Switzerland, Italy, France), acrossÂ 255kmÂ andÂ 13,200mÂ of climbing, linkingÂ Verbier, Courmayeur, andÂ Les Houches, in the Chamonix valley, the duoÂ Deslandes/SapinÂ in the womenâs andÂ Gilloux/MullerÂ in the menâs were the winners. At the end of this teams race, the final stop of theÂ E-Bike World Tour,Â itâs FranceâsÂ LÃ©a DeslandesÂ in the womenâs andÂ JÃ©rÃ´me Gilloux (FRA)Â in the menâs who take home the series titles and become theÂ first-ever winners of the E-Bike World Tour.
E-TOUR DU MONT-BLANC RESULTS
TOP 3 – MEN
JÃ©rÃ´me Gilloux / Kenny MullerÂ –Â E-Team Moustache / 08h19min08sec
Flo Golay / Olivier GrossriederÂ – CrossRoads – Lapierre Suisse / 08h26min43sec
Fred Horny / Kieran PageÂ – Lapierre / 09h10min54sec
TOP 3 – WOMEN
LÃ©a Deslandes / Nadine SapinÂ – Haibike – Fullattack / 10h11min24sec
Sofia Wiedenroth / Alexandra MarchalÂ – Specialized 1 / 11h01min54sec
Nathalie Schneitter / Cornelia HugÂ – Trek – Bosch / 11h58min04sec
E-BIKE WORLD TOUR RESULTS
TOP 3 EBWT – MEN
JÃ©rÃ´me Gilloux (FRA)
Olivier GrossriederÂ (SUI)
Flo Golay (SUI)
TOP 3 EBWT – WOMEN
LÃ©a Deslandes (FRA)
Nadine Sapin (FRA)
Nathalie Schneitter (SUI)
BOSCH E-MTB CHALLENGE
The weekend was rounded out by âchallenge for all,â the Bosch e-MTB Challenge, the only Swiss stop in the series. With 150 e-bikers starting, the only Swiss stop in the series was a sell-out! Greta Weithaler (ITA) set the fastest time in the womenâs, with Kevin Miquel (FRA) winning the menâs.
The fourth edition is already confirmed for next year on August 11-14, 2022. Until then, e-biking remains in the spotlight in the Valais resort, where the Verbier E-Bike Week-Ends take place Wednesday to Sunday every weekend until September 19 with the option of indulging a little more in the fun of e-biking over a Discovery Route or a Rando Gourmande. Registration on http://www.verbierebikeweekends.com.
Find all the event results, videos, and photos onÂ http://www.verbierebikefestival.comÂ andÂ http://www.ebikeworldtour.com. Get all the latest information by signing up to the Verbier E-bike FestivalÂ andÂ E-Bike World TourÂ social channels now.