Originally from Vercors, Yohan Triboulat is a MTB Trials Champion. At 38, he is a child of the country, a very active sportsman who is the pride of the Vercors. He grew up in Lans en Vercors where he still lives today.
What sports did you practice in childhood before you put on the Trials MTB?
During my childhood and adolescence I was mainly Alpine Ski oriented. I stayed at the Lans en Vercors club for more than 10 years. I joined the ski section at the college of Villard before flying to La Mure. I spent my B.E. very early. The ski I loved that but it was never a real passion. I searched, until the days where .... I found my way.
Have your parents also been sportsmen or the origin of your taste for sport?
My father, yes, he's a sportsman at heart. A beautiful skier, who went through paragliding (one of the pioneers on the set) and of course mountain biking. For my 13 years he put me on a road bike, after a few rounds of the canton for training, we left for the Camargue. At 13 years old you hit more than 300 km in the day, it marks you and it trains you. What memory !
My mother is more reading oriented, but luckily she has always supported me, especially during my school career. Black years that I would not like to relive for nothing in the world.
In 1995, the company of his father Ecran du Vercors is a partner of a sporting event organized in Villard de Lans. So it's been the summer of his 15 years that Yohan attends for the first time a trials MTB show. Marc Vinco, world champion of the discipline at the time, ensures the show in front of the amazed spectators. It's a revelation for Yohan.
From then on, he has only one idea in mind: to do the same thing. Just back home at Lans, he returns in the middle of the night on the village square with his bike to practice jumping the sidewalks. Eight years later, his passion is stronger than ever. Through training, his level even allows him to present a show, during the Tour de France, alongside the champion who had inspired years before. It's already a consecration.
In parallel with the Sport School in Grenoble, where he obtained a State Ski Alpine Certificate, he is deeply involved in MTB trials. But Yohan is more attracted to the creative side of freestyle than to trials competitions. He likes to invent new faces and has ideas in his head. He stands out with his spectacular flying style. In 2004, he joined a team that allowed him to participate in freestyle shows. Yet, he already feels a need to evolve further and design his own shows. In 2008, he joined a new company that will finance the realization of some of his projects, and the following year, motivated by the desire to develop ever more the visual potential of his sport, he bought the entire project to create Freestyl 'Air.
For ten years, Freestyl'Air is a company specialized in the organization of extreme sports show. The structure brings together a team of professionals who are part of the world elite in their respective sports fields: mountain biking, BMX, freestyle scooter and freerunning, but also, since 2017, ski and snowboard in winter ... Freestyl'Air objective is producing spectacular shows all year round, both indoor and outdoor. These dynamic and innovative shows are orchestrated to the millimeter and the second to provide maximum sensations to the audience. After several beautiful media spotlight, including the final of "La France a un Incroyable Talent" in 2011 and 2017, the company is a great success.