Léo Bisiaux, after his title of junior cyclo-cross world champion: “I keep my feet on the ground”

Léo Bisiaux, after his title of junior cyclo-cross world champion: “I keep my feet on the ground”

World Cup winner, French champion, European champion and now World Junior Champion : Léo Bisiaux could not have dreamed of a better season in the plowed fields, he who had made the rainbow rendezvous, this Sunday, the main objective of his winter. “We worked well with the French team, we did a big internship two weeks ago in Spain to prepare for these Worlds and the work paid off, I felt comfortable, I was in great shape today »he reacted after his race.

“The course suited me well, it took strength and I had it”

A real demonstration: at the forefront during the first two laps, the Auvergnat made a big acceleration at the start of the third and no one ever saw him again. “I took a ten-second lead when needed and I dug well: the Dutchman (Senna Remijn) came back a few seconds at a time but I knew that if he didn’t come back, he was going to end up explode and that’s what happenedhe notes. In front, I was able to ensure. The course suited me well: it was quite fat, it took strength and I had it. »

Very encouraged by the impressive public gathered in Hoogerheide for the long-awaited duel between Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert (at 3 p.m. this Sunday) – “there were plenty of French people”, underlined Bisiaux -, the young rider can now take a well-deserved vacation. He will then turn to the road season with the AG2R-Citroën development team (he should make his comeback at the end of March at Ghent-Wevelgem). And go back to revisions, because the teenager is still in high school and preparing for his ES baccalaureate. “Sometimes it’s a bit complicated, I don’t have as good grades in school as in cycling but I try to manage bothhe smiles. I keep my feet on the ground. You have to have your back because I’m not yet a pro, and even if I was, a cycling career doesn’t last a lifetime. »

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