What does it take to ride like one of the fastest racers of all time? Talent, determination and hard graft to name a few. There’s clearly a lot to it, but to help us mortals understand a little more RockShox have just put together this vid with insight into the goings-on inside the heads of some of their top French athletes…
What is the secret of mountain biking’s fastest language?
Words: Joe Parkin
Photos: Adrian Marcoux
Video: Mindspark Cinema
What makes French mountain bikers so fast? Is it the air? The mountains? The cuisine? Is it the fact that there are about 1,000 varieties of French cheese? Anne-Caroline Chausson, Nicolas Vouilloz and Julien Absalon took home more than 30 World Championships between them — and we won’t even mention the World Cup wins, Olympic medals and rally-car championship. Loic Bruni rode away with this year’s UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Championship faster than you could devour a baguette and chunk of Brie.