The season is over !

The season is over for me and it’s been a tough one, especially with this shoulder injury. It was also difficult for me to end the last competitions with a decent riding and I had literally no more energy.

But I still had a lot of fun riding this year with truly great things along the way like 2 wins, 5 podiums, about 15 paper articles, 2 TV/radio broadcasting, 1 video, 1 comeback and some incredible shows and kids teaching.

Big thanks to my sponsors, my trainer Blaise Brocard, my manager Simon Chappuis, my friends, my family and everyone who supported me ! Now it’s time relax and to prepare for my operation who will be on the 27th October.

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New video ! A portrait for 2015

Here’s a 3 minutes portrait about my 2015 season who actually started really well with two victories. Since the video is in french, here’s a little explanation about what I say:

2015 was a complicated season for me. I started with two consecutive victories and some really nice feelings on the bike. A few months later came some complications with a harsh shoulder dislocation during the European Championships in Italy. The doctors weren’t enthusiast at all about my case and they suggest I should stop riding for the season, which I obviously didn’t want at the time. With a little more hard training and a special splint, I did started to ride again and with cool sensations. Later on, I even did qualify for the World Championship in Andorra together with the Swiss Trials Team and I did a decent competition with a still-injured shoulder. That was a personal victory I’m happy about. Now the end of the season is coming within a week and I’ll have an operation at the end of October.

All the rest is in the video, some moves, some nice trials lines and few aerial views to go with it. Have a good watch !

World Championship in Andorra

The Trials World Championships 2015 took part in Andorra and ended on a positive assessment. I finished at the 16th place and I had excellent feelings on the bike even if the result do not reflect what I am capable to achieve. We shouldn’t forget that a month ago, I wasn’t even able to put on a pair of socks due to my shoulder injury.

The main lesson to retain on this competition is that I took all the risks possible on the different parts of the competition. Sometimes it paid, sometimes not. At an international level, my sporting goals remain the same with the goal to reach the top-10 in 2016 and then take my place in the top-5 form 2018 on.

Before thinking of the next season, let’s concentrate on the next competition: I will take part part in the next Swiss Cup on the 19th September in Vordemwald (AG).

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World Cup – Albertville, France

Last week-end, the 22nd and 23rd of August, I took part in the third round of the World Cup in Ablertville (France). I was an important competition for me since after several weeks of rehabilitation, I could finally evaluate how worked my shoulder in competition. Furthermore, is was the occasion to get my official qualification for the World Championship the following week.

First good news: my shoulder worked well and with no pain ! After the first lap where I did quite a lot of mistakes due to the insecurity of my shoulder, the second lap worked well and I end at an honorable 20th place. I wanted to do better and I’m able to do better. But in the context, I really happy to have good sensations back on my bike.

Second good news: I did get my qualification for the World Championship ! It will be from 31 July – 06 September in La Massana / Vallnord (Andorra).

Do not hesitate to follow me and get the live results on:
http://www.uci.ch/trials/ucievents/2015-trials-uci-mountain-bike-trials-world-championships/283310815/

Pics: Rolf Leiser / Fabiola Chapuis

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