Fifth Place for Julien Absalon in the Opening Round of the French Cup28. March 2016, Marseille — Melanie Leveau — MTB Team
Julien Absalon finished fifth in the opening round of the French Cup in Marseille over the weekend. Although always happy to race on home soil, the French rider wasn’t feeling his best and was suffering from allergies. Among a group of very talented French riders including Victor Koretsky, Titouan Carro, Jordan Sarrou and Maxime Marotte, fifth place was the best he could produce.
“Fifth place is definitely not what I expected”, he explained. “I didn’t feel at my best. I was tired and struggled with my allergies so I just wasn’t able to fight for a better spot. I hope I can fix these problems as soon as possible. The first World Cup is in a month’s time and the European World Cup rounds are in a couple of months so I still have a bit of time ahead of me.” Absalon will join the rest of the BMC MTB Racing Team for a training camp in Ticino, Switzerland in the coming week, and the first round of the Swiss Cup next weekend in Riviera.
- Victor Koretsky
- Titouan Carod
- Jordan Sarrou
- Maxime Marotte
- Julien Absalon
Full results here.