2015 Sponsored Athlete
What inspired you to start cycling? My grandfather was a rider and my father was always a rider. It's in my family.
Favourite place to ride and why? My favourite place is in the Alps Mountain. There are lots of amazing views and it's hard for the training.
Favourite post-ride meal? I like drink a fresh big shaker with vanilla flavour protein shake and milk!
What are your favourite Direct Nutrition products? Elite Wholefood Bar with Caramel and Peanuts, it tastes great and is ideal when you’re on the bike! I use the Elite Hydrate Berry flavour for during the race and then the Elite Post-Workout Restore & Replenish strawberry deluxe just after the race.
What is your advice to anyone who wants to become a professional racer? Never give up when it is very hard.
Who is your cycling hero and why? My cycling hero is my father, at 50 years old he is always on his bike at the weekend for the races with the same rage as when he was young.
Do you have a nickname? If so what is it and why is it that? I have many nicknames! My friends call me Momo or Knacky (it's the name for sausage in France in relation with the sound in KNEISKY). In the French team it's Popovm and in the six days it's Klasbak.
How do you take your coffee? Latte, flat white, espresso etc...My favourite coffee is a double expresso and my favourite coffee is Aguila from Colombia.
Favourite music? I listen to all styles of music but Stromae is my favourite singer this last year.
Favourite film? Dikenek. It's a real good film for laugh.
Favourite race and why? Paris Roubaix. It's my favourite. It's my dream to ride this race. There is a lot of pressure, you must be focused all the way through and know each kilometre. It's a crazy race!
What has been your proudest moment on the bike? My proudest moment on my bike was when I was world champion for the first time.
What was your first bike? My first bike was from a supermarket by my father. He re-painted the frame and changed the wheels for a better look!
What would your go to karaoke song be? It’s a famous French song but I can’t sing in a karaoke club, I'm too shy!
Most embarrassing moment on your bike? I missed a start race because I was in the toilet!
If you weren't a cyclist what would you be doing instead? I would do some sort of manual work.
What is the one thing in the world you couldn't live without? I can't live without my dreams.
If you could have one super power what would it be? My favourite super power would be able to become invisible.
Would you rather have more time or more money? I would rather more time, without hesitation.