“After Santa Caterina, I rested and did a bit of physics. I will go up to Val d’Isère. I’ll be the opener for the super-G. I do not actually bear in mind the final time I used to be an opener. I used to be supposed to be at the Val d’Isère Worlds in 2009 however I used to be injured the day earlier than. There, it will be a full-scale coaching in good circumstances. It’s a superb alternative for me to participate in the Critérium pageant and to be at residence in Val d’Isère (the place he holds a license). Of course I’d have most popular to run like an enormous, however that is how it’s. I will not be at the resort with the France workforce as a result of I will not be half of the athlete “bubble”.
This is a component of my preparation. I’m not going to take this calmly and get entangled. I did two days of super-G in Tignes with the European Cup group throughout Lech. We will see if the program strikes (with the chance that the super-G is shifted to Monday)….
“Make the back round”
Let’s come again to Santa Caterina a bit of. I will already say that the Fis did a superb job with the organizers to convey out two good races with truthful circumstances regardless of the dangerous climate. I relatively made a superb first large (seventeenth) with good sections and others rather less nicely. Suddenly, I obtained annoyed and I used to be incorrect for the second large. I failed to adapt. I did not have a superb feeling with the snow. I used to be not rigorous sufficient. My fault (and the departure from the monitor), I didn’t see it coming…. It’s like that. Skiing goes very nicely, each methods. It will not be catastrophic. The degree is tremendous dense in large. As in slalom, there’s extra. You have to understand how to take a step again and never query all the things. I’m going to do the spherical again and transfer on in a short time.
“The only truth is the race”
I will put together myself, over there, in Courchevel if attainable or Tignes, for the subsequent races in Alta Badia (large on the twentieth and the slalom on the twenty first). I’ve completed two slalom periods since getting back from the Kabdalis camp in Sweden. I’ve labored nicely in this self-discipline. Now the solely fact is the race. I will be in a position to do a collection of races, in completely different disciplines, and I prefer it.
I’d additionally like a bit of phrase on Pierre Vaultier, who has simply introduced his retirement. Even although we did not see one another fairly often, he is an inspiring man. He was hard-working and rigorous. He has an ideal story. We have been collectively at summer time faculty in Albertville. He was two years older than me and one of the large guys. We did so much of mountain biking along with Jean-Fred Chapuis and Fabien Rigole. We shared some nice instances. “