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Remi Thirion Interview

For those of you who haven’t heard of Remi “Mitch” Thirion he’s a young, fast French downhill rider currently on the Sunn team. He qualified first in this years Junior World Championships in Val Di Sole, but a crash in his final run cost him the possible title. Watch out for Thirion in 2009, the boy has speed.

Remi Thirion

When was the last time:
You upset your neighbours?

Last weekend my brother and I had a little party at the house. I don’t think they appreciated it!

When was the last time:
You won a race?

The 26th of August at Montegenevre, France during the French Cup. I won the Junior race and finished 2nd scratch behind Pascal and in front of Florent Payet. I was pretty stoked!

When was the last time:
You hurt yourself?

Two weeks before the test events and Maribor World Cup I broke my hand and had some surgery to fix it.

When was the last time:
You brought something you didn’t need?

Last weekend my Grandfather gave me some absolutely useless things! He was happy, so it’s cool though.

When was the last time:
You fixed a puncture?

During a BMX street session while attempting a bunny hop to manual on a big ledge.

When was the last time:
You scared yourself?

I was practising at the dirt jumps and tried to three sixty a jump and went a little bit too long… Aaaahhh!

When was the last time:
You saw something that made you go “Holy Shit!”

While watching the FMX and the BMX Big Air at the X Games.

When was the last time:
You did some actual digging with a spade?

Every evening after school I dig in my backyard.

When was the last time:
You heard a really good song?

Yesterday Fleetwood Mac – The Chain.

When was the last time:
You broke the law?

A few weeks ago while doing a BMX street session with friends. The cops didn’t appreciated too much…they chased us through the city. We avoid the fine and it was pretty fun!

When was the last time:
You puked your guts up?

End of September, at a friend party I drunk a bit too much… That’s all I can remember!

When was the last time:
You bust something on your bike?

During the training session in the Schladming World Cup. I crashed and snapped my rear derailleur

When was the last time you:
Felt so good you thought you could fly?

In Montgenevre during the French Cup race, I felt perfect and could have been faster maybe but I decide to ensure my ranking.

Fleetwood Mac with The Chain

french downhill mountainbike star Remi Thirion Interview


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