Let's Go ! LEKKAROD 2019 starts today in the resort Les Saisies, in Savoie. Mushers and their dogs are ready sun for this first stage! 80 teams and nearly 900 dogs are are in the starting-blocks for this week of competition. The program: Lekkarod 12 and 6 dogs, Thierry Rambaud Trophy (Les Saisies), Bessans [...]
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He is the Team Leader of the Team de France. The captain. Sylvain Flachaire, who also works at the Federal Technical Direction (DTF), presents the tricolor selection of these World Championships at home. Despite the difficulties of preparation related to the lack of snow, he is confident. "We [...]
The village of Haute-Maurienne will be for one week the center of the world of sled sports. With his neighbor Bonneval-sur-Arc, they represent a dream scenery to host the 18th World Championships dog sledding and skidog, from January 29 to February 2, 2019. For the Mayor of Bessans, Jérémy Tracq is both an honor [...]
A magnificent 3rd edition of the Lekkarod took place from March 14th to 22nd. Sharing, emotions, joys, surprises ... For 9 days the race has reached a new milestone with a record number of participants (mushers, handlers and dogs) and has coped with the vagaries of the weather (because if it was missing no [...]
Geoffrey and his dogs have just finished the Norway Trail. The WSA World Champion 2017 is one of the few Frenchmen who participate in this great competition and he will start the Lekkarod Wednesday for a beautiful end of the season! Geoffrey, we are delighted to see you again on this 3d edition [...]
Gerald and Nicolas Vanier, Lekkarod 2015 As Gerald says, it's been 26 years since "the Husky fever" is in him. "It was in 1992 at the Pedigree Pal Trophy in Bad Mitterndorf in Austria, says the musher. And in 1995, my first husky came home" Gerald lives in a village in [...]
He is perhaps the most southern Lekkarod musher, and when we hear his name, we quickly guess his origins: the Basque Country. Eneko Agirre Irazoki returns for this 3rd edition and will for the first time be surrounded by handlers ... let's not say more and let him make you discover it 😉 [...]
Patrick Berthet, like a bandmaster During the race, he is everywhere. Hammer in hand, banner on the shoulder, giving a helping hand to his wife Helen at the shop or encouraging teams on the line, he is often singing, talking dog sled or make laugh. And yet ... it's not the one [...]
Delphine is the leader of the Lekkarod veterinary team since the beginning. Absent in 2017, she returns this year with a reinforced team to pamper dog athletes. Delphine, you are one of the founding members of the Lekkarod, how do you feel to be at the third edition ? I have missed the [...]
If you walk along the trails of the Lekkarod, you can not miss him : Alberto has always a smile, a gesture, a word accomplice. The German, musher for 23 years, fell in love with the Lekkarod in 2017 and returns this year with his fifteen dogs. Alberto, you’re going to [...]