Tell your self about your race for the elite French championship. How did it go for you?
“I obtained off to a great begin and was sixth for the first two laps, however after that it let me down a bit. I could not maintain onto the wheels of my group and located myself remoted fairly rapidly. I obtained windy by being alone and I nonetheless misplaced time. “
“Two laps with the head of the race”
Where have been you in bother?
“In the climbs, it slipped loads and I had much less energy than the others. The guys have been going as much as the dash and I could not sustain with them. I lacked the energy. “
Did you hope for higher than your 17th place?
“After my good begin, sure. Doing the first two laps with the chief of the race was enjoyable, however I’m slightly dissatisfied. Otherwise, technically, I used to be comfy. But I lacked a little bit of energy and rhythm. It’s linked to the incontrovertible fact that I did little or no purchasing (the season virtually stopped from the 2nd confinement, at the finish of October, editor’s notice). “
If we glance carefully at the standings, we discover that you just end simply behind Steve Chainel, the 2018 French champion. That have to be a supply of satisfaction, proper?
“He fell at the begin, I feel he had a mechanical drawback. Suddenly, he began in the final and he needed to make an enormous comeback. At the finish, he got here again to me and I did a flip and a half with him. But bodily, he was stronger than me and he left. “
“You really shouldn’t get carried away”
You come out of the hopeful ranks and it was your first elite French championship. Your impressions?
“I discovered the race lengthy. For me, it lasted 1h05 ‘(slightly extra, in truth), whereas in hopes and at the regional degree it doesn’t exceed 50 minutes. And since the circuit was very bodily, with brief however steep climbs, you actually should not get carried away, however hold some to complete. “
How are you going to observe up your season?
“There will not be any, right here I’m in lower. I believed I might proceed with regional races in Auvergne, however there may be nonetheless nothing on the program. Just the AuRA championships however as I’m licensed in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (at EC Baume-les-Dames, notice), I’m not allowed to do them. And then, anyway, it isn’t till February … So I’m slicing now. Then, I’ll slowly resume coaching for the highway season. “
The classification of the elite French championship
Interview by Raphaël Rochette