World Champion: Titouan pulls out all the stops again

Titouan dominates the UCI 2023 World Championships

The UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Championships in Palangkaraya, Indonesia, unfolded in an exciting battle, as Titouan Perrin-Ganier from France showcased his strength to defend his rainbow jersey. A huge spectator crowd gathered at the Tuah Pahoe Stadium, where they were treated to a face-off between the world’s top riders from nearly 40 different countries.

Titouan Perrin-Ganier secures his sixth UCI World Champion title

In the men’s finals, the heat started with a highly competitive fight for pole position, as German rider Simon Gegenheimer got off to a cracking start. Then the defending UCI World Champion, Titouan Perrin-Ganier overtook his teammate. Shortly after in the tricky rock garden, Simon slipped on the descent. Fellow French rider Lorenzo Serres and Norway’s Sondre Rokke closed the gap on the defending UCI World Champion, with Rokke getting close to Titouan's rear wheel during the second lap. However, the Norwegian’s efforts came to an end when he crashed in the rock garden. Titouan seized the opportunity for a clear run and went solo to claim his sixth world champion's jersey.

“It was a really tough day, with a high level even from the 1/8 finals. In the final, there was chaos when Gegenheimer and Rokke crashed after the rock garden but I pushed myself even harder and managed to win. Despite the championships being postponed due to forest fires, we remained focused on our goal. I would also like to thank my family for their support. Today was a team and family effort, and I’m grateful to have won. The crowd in Palangkaraya was amazing.” – Titouan Perrin-Ganier