Team Lapierre Gravity Republic finished the season as the top team in the UCI "Gravity" rankings, with Loic Bruni, Sam Blenkinsop, Emmeline Ragot & Loris Vergier. Emmeline Ragot took her new Lapierre DH to win two rounds of the World Cup, and Loris Vergier dominated the Juniors, taking both the World Champion title and the overall victory in the World Cup.
Lapierre also extended the à la carte offering by adding some MTB models to the online configurator, Lapierre Ultimate (ex Web-series), already popular for the road models.
2015 marked an important change in Lapierre’s strategy. Having already well anticipated the rise of e-bikes, Lapierre further improved the Overvolt range with better performing e-bikes, and further models adapted to different usages: from long travel MTBs, to road bikes, to urban commuters. The Overvolt Brigade was also launched. Claude Vergier & Jean-Pierre Bruni, two renowned racers, took part in the numerous e-bike races springing up across France.
Lapierre’s professional riders were also on top of their game. The FDJ cycling team finished the season with 15 victories, most notably Thibaut Pinot winning the stage at l’Alpe d’Huez during the Tour de France. He also finished the season in 10th place in the overall UCI World Tour classification.
Team Lapierre Gravity Republic mounted several podiums in the DH World Cup, and finished the season on an incredible high, with Loic Bruni taking the World Championship DH win.
The Enduro team were also busy: Nicolas Vouilloz finished 5th in the overall EWS classification and Adrien Dailly, in his first season with Lapierre, won the U21s.
As well as the numerous developments for e-bikes, other notable innovations were launched in 2015, such as TDT (Trap Door Technology) on the new Xelius SL. Lapierre concentrated their efforts on client satisfaction and product quality, most notably obtaining the certification ISO 9001 :2008 for the Dijon site where all the top end bikes are assembled.