This Friday afternoon, far from skiing or powder snow, the French mogul ski team faced off … on a karting track. « Perrine (Laffont) has a hell of a steering wheel, she is very strong “, smiles Ludovic Didier, coach of the Blues. This day of cohesion concluded the first cycle of physical preparation, which began in mid-May, at the National Olympic Center in Albertville.
Back in the air next week in Évian for the Olympic champion and her teammates, for three days of water jump (a springboard with a landing in the water), before a week of ski training in Val d’Isère, then Tignes until mid-July.
A course in Les 2-Alpes for skicross and snowboardcross
The French skicross and snowboardcross teams have already rediscovered the pleasure of skiing. They are currently in training on the 2-Alpes glacier, in Isère. Three weeks for snowboarders, until mid-June and two weeks for ski cross specialists. “We did giant work, technical work, equipment testing, snowpark to spend time in the air and do skicross-style jumps, explains Thomas Frey, coach of the Blues. We also shared a line from the start (departure) with snowboarders. We had great conditions. “
François Place & co will then continue with two months of physical preparation, in Albertville, before returning to the slopes at the end of August in Switzerland, in Zermatt and in Saas-Fee. The season will resume from the end of November, with the Beijing Olympic Games on the program, from February 4 to 20, 2022.