Théo, you’re one of many favorites of those Val Cenis slaloms. Does this standing not trouble you an excessive amount of?
“No, I’m fine (smile). I’m expected, and that’s a pretty good sign. It shows that I have progressed. “
You might have continued on the circuit of World Cup this Wednesday in Zagreb however you most popular to be there in Val Cenis?
“Yes, I do not see it as coming all the way down to the European Cup. From the beginning of the season, we had deliberate with the coaches to return to Val Cenis. I do not see it badly in any respect. The World Cup, I’ll have the ability to return shortly (from Adelboden on Sunday) and there are a lot of races in January. “
You are the leader of the European Cup. Has the general classification become an objective?
“I’ll try to stay ahead. But I will take it race after race first. The calendars are really World Cup compatible, to do both. “
“I’m in good shape to attack this January”
How do you’re feeling earlier than this assembly in Haute-Maurienne?
” It’s okay. I am in good shape to attack this January. We were able to train last weekend on the track (which has changed) in Val Cenis (he had retired twice in the first round in 2019, editor’s note). It was really interesting and fun. I was able to find the friends of my generation who are still in the European Cup group. It’s always a treat. I am no longer the little youngster as with the former World Cup, who really welcomed me into the group. “
What do you consider your begin to the season, marked by your success in Val di Fassa, your first within the European Cup?
“I’m actually proud of my begin to the season. I really feel that I’ve progressed technically. I had already seen it this summer time. In Val di Fassa, on the primary day, I used to be already seventh, which was my finest outcome within the European Cup. The next day when I win I make fewer errors. ”
“I try to do my best”
And then within the World Cup, the place you did not qualify within the second spherical, at Alta Badia and Madonna di Campiglio?
“Of course the circumstances are very completely different. I left twice with the bib 57 and because it was somewhat scorching, the entrance observe moved a lot, particularly in Alta. In Madonna, I’m happy with my first half of the race. Qualifying (within the second spherical) doesn’t appear inaccessible to me. With my stage of snowboarding, I don’t want to realize a feat to realize it. But you must ski effectively, as I understand how to do, on the massive day. I do know I can do it. “
Do you have a different mindset at the start between a World Cup and a European Cup?
“Of course, the management of the day is very different. In the European Cup, I am in the top seven when I have to wait a long time before competing in the World Cup. I weigh less on the World Cup race but it’s the same thing: I try to do the maximum and do what I can do. “