- We are living in a complicated period, events were on the front line. All shows and events are canceled over several months. How do you live this situation? Is motivation still present?
The news which fell like a hair on the soup at the very moment when the season of shows is supposed to really start, putting the whole country (or almost) on pause, for an indefinite period, plunges you into a total blur. You have been waiting for this moment for months, you have prepared for it, you have managed your calendar accordingly, and no, you end up staying at home with your bike, with no income. Not easy.
But it is only a pass, which will undoubtedly have repercussions much further in time, as soon as France and the rest of the world will leave their home again, therefore the motivation remains there, and is even boosted to leave.
- It is imperative for professional athletes to maintain physical fitness and a minimum of feeling on the bike. What are you doing right now to limit the damage?
My place of residence, out of town, allows me to move without conflicting with anyone because I have exceeded the authorized perimeter. So I can move to keep in shape. On the other hand, the Freestyle spot on which I used to ride is him at the other end of the city, so it is impossible for me to benefit from it. This is why I armed myself with my shovel and my pickaxe, in order to build a small jump on which I can roll quietly, do some tricks. Video here
- The 2019 season was relatively rich in emotions and events. What's your best memory ? On the bike? With the team?
Indeed, the rhythm was even sometimes sustained. I remember the month of June where each weekend we reached one end of France, and then ended up in southern Italy, totaling almost 10,000 km. One of my best memories would surely be the preparation of our TV shows in the MBC studios in Beirut, for Arabs Got Talent. Although the wait was sometimes very long, once the team arrived on stage, everyone did what they had to do, and the show went up like this. I am really proud of the multi-disciplinary services that we have managed to create. I admire each member of the team, and what everyone is capable of doing in their own discipline never ceases to impress me, whether in trial mountain biking, freerunning or scooter. My best memory on the bike would be the Saturday night night show on the 24h des Crapauds, coupled with a pyrotechnic show, in an incredible atmosphere, a dimension that I had not yet had the chance to enter.
- We could see an absolutely magnificent Best of pass by the end of the year. It is undeniable that in your performance, in addition to performance, you emerge something special. The public loves you, waits for you from year to year. How do you explain this success?
Simply by the fact that we flourish in what we do, that we take pleasure in sharing our passions through sports shows, in addition to the bond that has been created over the years . This makes us "friendly" to the public, and breaks the barrier between the viewer and the professional. The speaker also has his key role in this meeting, because it is he who will introduce us and sell us to the spectators.