Thomas Lapeyrie

Name: Thomas Lapeyrie
Nationality: France
Birth: 1990

Bio, achievements & objectives

Rider Profile

Thomas Lapeyrie

Nationality: France
Birth: 1990

  • 5th EWS Italy – 2017
  • 13th EWS Ranking – 2017
  • 5th MEGAVALANCHE Alpe dHuez – 2017

For Thomas, being part of the Orbea family is a “dream come true.” A fan of Julien Absalon “who is the best French mountain bike XCO cyclist in history,” he remembers Julien’s multiple World Championships and Olympic Gold won with the Orbea Racing Team. It’s those memories of a French hero and Orbea’s history of competition that make him feel one step closer to “feeling like that kid who dreamed about becoming a great racer.”

The French rider is a real fan of bicycles in any form: “Every time I climb on a bike, I think that today I’m going to have my best experience,” and among his attributes he cites his mental strength. He’s a conscientious rider who pays close attention to the technical and physical aspects of his preparation. “I always strive to give the best of myself in every situation and to continue to learn. I love testing my skills in every element and finding that ideal sensation with my bicycle that lets me ride the perfect race.”

Thomas’ goal is to place in the Top 10 of the EWS.

Thomas on Rallon R5

“My first impression was to say, ‘Wow, I’m speechless… It’s everything that I’m looking for in a competition bike: it’s fast, smooth, stable and easy to ride,” he continues, “It’s a beast that pushes you along to go faster and harder. If you give it something to eat, it’s happy and will do what you want,”