Born: 07 Mar 1981
Four most significant cycling achievements?
Winner of Tour du Loire et Cher 2007. Winner of one stage of Tour de Gironde 2007. Winner of one stage of Ronde de L'Oise 2007. Most Aggressive rider of UCI Pro-Tour, Tour de Pologne 2008.
Best moment on bike?
Paris-Roubaix 2009 and the Flandrians Classics campaign in 2008 with the victories of Chavanel and Nuyens.
Person who has had the most influence on your cycling career and why?
My ex-masseur "Lutin" because he teached me the safe way to be an good rider and my brother Grégory whose my coach since 10 years. He's an great researcher in sports physiology and he's very knowledgeable in cycling and track and field training.
Rider you most revere/admire and why?
Nicolas Vouilloz, multi world champion in MTB downhill. He's one of my friends and influenced me to ride...
What was your first ever bike?
A Specialized MTB - the Hardrock! One of the most beautiful Christmas!
Your most "impressive" injury?
Only big contusions but a spectacular fall at 80km/h on Tour de Picardie.
What is your favourite route?
The Col de La madone by Peille, the Col de Braus, the Col St-Roch and the Col de Nice. All just behind my home...
If you were not a pro-racer what would you be doing right now?
A professionnal triathlète or a player for OGC Nice (my favourite football team in Ligue 1).
What is your hidden talent?
I can play all the Placebo songs on airguitar.
What is your favourite food?
The Socca, a meal from Nice, and only from Nice.
Do you have a particular lucky ritual before a race or any other quirks or superstitions?
I always start a race with my strength stone. It's lithotherapia technic!
Whats your aim for this season and beyond?
Win most races as possible and try to help the team to develop.
What does being in Endura Racing mean to you?
A beautiful come back and a new cultural experience.