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 are eagerly awaited”
Yes, 65 riders for 70 starts with skiers who will line up on several races. This is of course the world championship effect. We had a lot of applications to participate. The goal of the technical directors and the committee was to be able to benefit a maximum of French riders of this opportunity. These championships are for our riders the opportunity to express themselves and to rub at the highest level, it is a unique opportunity. Some will be able to calibrate, others will experience the high level and others will fight for a title. Involving a lot of people helps to motivate the licensees towards more competitiveness and more desire to improve. This pulls the level up. It is a showcase for our sport and there is as in all sports the impact on the number of licensees in the future, it is never negligible. In addition, the media coverage will be abundant!
In 4 dogs, we also expect Hoffer at the Nordiques. In open, our leader Quentin Soulier is absent. Faced with Goris or Tracz (Poland), our mushers will be a little outsiders.
Sprint 6 Nordic dogs, big hopes on Damien Langlois. In open, Julie Bloch or Dominique Couvelard will have to fight against Kempe (Finland), Donker (Netherlands), and the Canadian Kate Dagenais. Big category in perspective!
In 8 dogs Laurent Berge should be able to surprise us, he will also have work against Lehtomäki (Finland) or Wirtz (Switzerland). In Nordic, our Logeais and Labouré should grab the bet.
Side sled, we expect a lot of Isabelle Lemoine mid-distance 6 dogs, and Valerie Maumon Nordic.
In 12 dogs Stéphane Lepine and Christophe Caron will have to rub the Czech Pfeifer, and German Dickel and Ulrich. Many big names …
Difficult preparation, but strong morale
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