Jérôme Gilloux joins the Lapierre Overvolt Team
Jérôme Gilloux, reigning UCI World Champion in E-MTB XC, and winner of six rounds and the overall ranking of the 2021 UCI E-MTB XC World Cup, joins the Lapierre Overvolt Team, which until now has been led by the French E-MTB Enduro Champion Nicolas Vouilloz.
An outstanding rider known for his agility and technique on an electrically assisted mountain bike, Jérôme Gilloux has signed with the Lapierre Overvolt Team for two years. He will ride an Overvolt GLP II Team bike optimised for XC -MTB circuits.
He will compete also in the French Cup and UCI World Cup rounds, with the ultimate goal of retaining his E-MTB XC World Championship title on the Les Gets circuit at the end of August. Jérôme Gilloux will also compete in the World Cup rounds of the EWS-E (Enduro World Series Electric) with the ambition of also winning several events.
« I am happy to continue to ride for this great French brand and to join the Lapierre Overvolt Team with its structure and professionalism. Taking advantage of Nicolas Vouilloz experience is also a great satisfaction for me.»
« I’m approaching the new 2022 season more serenely with the World Champion’s jersey on my shoulders and with an excellent bike to be at the top all season. I don’t feel any more pressure to defend my title, but it’s clear that I’ll do everything I can to keep this World Championship title under my new colours.»
World Champion UCI E-MTB XC 2021
Double French Champion E-MTB XC 2019 & 2020
Winner of the overall classification of the UCI E-MTB XC World Cup 2021
2nd UCI E-MTB XC World Championships 2019 & 2020
Winner of 6 rounds of the 2021 UCI E-MTB XC World Cup
The Lapierre Overvolt GLP II Team in detail
Recognized as the best electric assist mountain bike on the market since its launch, thanks to its GLP mass re-centring concept and its atypically designed carbon frame, the Overvolt GLP II Team will demonstrate its versatility in the hands of both E-Enduro and E-XC athletes.
Overvolt GLP II carbon UD SL frame, 150 mm rear travel
Bosch Performance Line CX Gen4 drivetrain
RockShox Lyrik 150mm fork
SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12v drivetrain
Mavic Crossmax SL Ultimate 29” wheels