Tomi Misser, dual World Champion
Total victory for the Orbea Factory Team rider at the 2019 MTB Masters World Championship DH and XC races.
The legend continues. Orbea Factory Team rider Tomi Misser dominated the 2019 MTB Masters World Championships in DH and XC, claiming gold medals in both disciplines in the Master Men’s 45-49 category. This podium-sweeping win took place in Mont-Sainte-Anne (Canada).
Misser ousted the great Brian Lopes (silver) and Joe Lawwill (bronze) from the top of the DH podium by 10 and 23 seconds, respectively.
The adverse conditions of the 2.9 km course, broken by recent rain, didn’t impede Misser’s triumphs, who proved unrivalled on his Orbea Rallon.
In the XC race, Misser’s aggressive sprints and smooth handling, powered by his Orbea Alma, proved to be no match for Spain's Marc Arañó (silver) and Italy’s Massimo Gottardini (bronze), winning by 2:30 apart.
This isn’t the first win for Misser at Mont-Sainte-Anne, which seems to favor his skill and style. In 1996, Misser claimed his second ever DH World Cup win at this Quebec venue, a follow-up to his first victory in Panticosa (Spanish Pyrenees).