At solely 17 years outdated, however already holder of eight titles of champion of France, the Morbihanais Eddy Le Huitouze is introduced because the phenomenon of Breton biking of the 2020s. He ought to flip professional and be part of the Groupama-FDJ crew in 2022.
Eddy Le Huitouze, 17, is already a phenomenon of French biking. In any case amongst younger folks. This fall, he gained his eighth French champion title. Suffice to say that for this younger man, at the moment a highschool pupil in Auray, the longer term is already marked out: it is going to be within the bicycle!
The younger man has one thing to search for: his father and his uncle had been illustrious beginner runners within the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. Eddy, licensed at EC Pluvignoise, has at all times been immersed on the planet of biking and Sunday races.
Paris-Roubaix, it is a dream
But along with the recommendation and materials offered by the household, Eddy, who gained his first titles on the age of… 7, appears to have a pure predisposition. He is a uncooked expertise, a curler, an adventurer. Staying in a peloton will not be actually his factor. “I like the lap times, he says. I would like to compete in big time trials later, and Flandrian classics… that makes you want to! Last year for the final of the Coupe de France of the departments, we at Templeuve, we borrowed two cobbled sections per lap. Paris-Roubaix, it’s a dream! “
At the European junior championships in Plouay (nearly at residence!), Last August, he completed eighth within the time trial and thirty third within the highway race … whereas he was nonetheless solely a cadet!
An expert contract with Groupama-FDJ already signed
Eddy’s expertise was seen very early on by the Groupama-FDJ crew, the crew of Thibaut Pinot and a sure David Gaudu, one other Breton, one other future great. Eddy will be part of the skilled crew in 2022. The contract has already been signed, which is able to enable him to focus calmly on his scientific baccalaureate subsequent yr.
But in 2021, he may even have targets on the bike, and never simply on the highway. “I want to try to beat the French individual pursuit record, he smiles. I like the track because it goes fast, it’s nice. Last year, I became champion of France… but I missed the record by 3 / 10th of a second. This year, the French championship is in Saint Quentin en Yvelines… I will try anyway! “
The title and the French particular person pursuit document (cadets) for Eddy Le @huitouze ! 👏🤩🇫🇷
3’28”300 (51.848 km / h), improved time of greater than 3.5 seconds!
– Team Arkéa Samsic (@Arkea_Samsic) August 10, 2019
After Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic), Gaudu and even Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), who nonetheless have many good years forward of them, the Breton succession appears already assured.
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