Cross-country skiing has interested me for a few years however I lived in Lille... Following a move to Sallanches, I could try out cross-country skiing.
This sport made me happy for several reasons!
I used to rollerblade at the skate park when I was young. I’ve always liked this gliding feeling and carrying out technical moves... And cross-country skiing reproduces a similar movement. I told myself that it would be easier to learn.
The other reason is that during my studies in the sciences and techniques of physical and sports activities (STAPS), I learned that cross-country ski athletes had the largest oxidative capacity. As an endurance sports enthusiast, I thought that this sport would be a great complement to winter training.
And then... watching the biathlon on TV finally convinced me. When you see the poise of Martin Fourcade and the struggle against himself...