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Floriane Pugin

Floriane is a professional downhill mountain biker, who successfully balances being an engineering student at INSA of Lyon with her career, spending time studying when she isn’t racing. Her career highlights include 2007 Junior World Champion, 2009 Elite European Champion, 2011 World Cup winner in Leogang, with a 2nd overall ranking in the 2011 World Cup series and 2nd overall in the UCI rankings in 2010 and 2011.

In 2010 Floriane took 4th overall in the Downhill World Cup, with two wins in the IXS European Cup rounds amongst other podium spots. 2011 saw her take 2nd overall in the World Cup ranking, with podiums in 6 of the 7 World Cup rounds and a 1st in the IXS European Cup round in Todtnau. The start of 2012 wasn’t great for Floriane due to injury which meant she was 8th overall in UCI rankings. Despite this she came back to take two wins in the 2012 IXS European Cup rounds.

Born in France on 17 April 1989, she began riding bikes with her brother, and soon became addicted. A consistent rider, Floriane often gets a great position in UCI rankings. As well as mountain biking, she enjoys freeride skiing, climbing and ski touring.

2013 saw Floriane take the win in the Saracen BDS, a 1st in the first round of the IXS European Cup, and podium spots in the UCI World Cup. She has previously been nicknamed the ‘flying banana’ due to her bright yellow kit in 2011.



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