Xavier Thévenard introduced a number of weeks in the past, on social networks, his targets for the subsequent season: the Lavaredo in the Dolomites on June 25 and the UTMB (August 23-29, 2021). After a season marked by the well being disaster, the place the triple winner of the Ultra-trail du Mont Blanc had launched into a file try on the GR20 in Corsica, Thévenard will return to competition subsequent month.
La Lavaredo, in Italy, will likely be a primary for the path runner. ” This is the first time I go there, I am very happy, he explains. It’s nice to find the way to the races and the competition atmosphere even if, with the Covid, it will be limited in number of spectators. Obviously, I’m going there to get a good result, I want to do the loop as quickly as possible, but the goal is to try to have as much pleasure as possible. “
Same goal for the UTMB, the place Xavier Thévenard will strive to afford a fourth crown, amongst a really excessive forged (D’haene, Walmsley, Capell …). ” I hope to approach the times of previous years, he explains. If I get there, the results will be there. The goal is not to think about the competition itself, it is above all to think about the way of running. Usually when I go well, it doesn’t go so bad. “
If he has not introduced something but, Xavier Thévenard ought to line up for 2 or three different preparation races this summer time. “ I am lucky enough to be able to prepare my races a little at the last moment, confides the trail runner. There will certainly be preparation races before, but that will depend on my state of form and where I am in my preparation. It’s good to be able to adapt too. “