If the ski lifts remain closed to the general public, top athletes can continue to train.
This is the case for all the male and female athletes of the France team, coached by Arnaud Bovolenta, Olympic vice-champion in skicross in 2014, and new coach.
He is here at home since he is from Arêches-Beaufort where he even has a ski cross track in his name. The athletes were in training every morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Planay with the giant’s program for work the length and curves and start workouts on the bottom of the track.
After a somewhat difficult start in Austria and Switzerland, the athletes of the French skicross team were able to recover during the Val Thorens stage which took place in December with 3 podiums (1 victory and a 3rd place for men and a 2nd place for women).
They were therefore actively training for the next stages of the Skicross World Cup: Sweden from January 20 to 24 and Germany from January 29 to 31.
They are coming back to train for the giant slalom next Tuesday.