Remy Absalon grew up riding mountain bikes with his brother Julien in the Vosges department of north-eastern France. Julien has gone on to become a pro cross country rider, but Remy chose DH marathon, and he quickly made an impression on the scene by winning his first European Marathon DH Cup in 2004.
Since those early days, he has won a further three European DH marathon titles, as well as taking the victory at the Open Enduro Crankworx in Whistler in 2010. He has also picked up some impressive results in Megavalanche races, with three victories at Alpe d’Huez (2009, 2011 and 2012) and four in la Reunion (2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011).
In 2013, as a member of the Commencal team alongside Nicolas Quere, he took part in the inaugural Enduro World Series, securing some impressive results in the process. He started as he meant to continue with a top ten finish in the first race at Punta Ala, and went on to finish fourth in the third round at Les 2 Alpes, and fifth in the final round at Finale Ligure.
He finished the year in an impressive fourth place overall, and also combined with Jerome Clementz and Fabien Barel to win the Enduro of Nations for France. In 2014, riding for Scott SR Suntour, he will battle it out for the podium spots once again – with his experience and ability to manage mechanical uncertainties on demanding ground, he could even wrest the title from Jerome Clementz.