Rémi Thirion

26 Years Old | Saint Dié des Vosges France

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  1. Worst injury & how did it happen?
    I broke my left hand
  2. Favourite colour?
    Grey/blue
  3. Favourite movie?
    Rasta Rocket
  4. Favourite type of music?
    Rock
  5. If you could go professional doing another sport what would it be?
    Enduro Moto or Motocross
  6. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
    I’m colour blind
  7. Who is your hero?
    Pich
  8. Favourite Food?
    Couscous, fajitas, burgers
  9. What are you doing differently to your opponents?
    I don’t know
  10. What was the most moving/best moment of your career to date?
    For sure it was my victory in Andorra in 2013
  11. Do you have a superstitious ritual or a lucky charm?
    I have a ritual in my preparation, but no lucky charm
  12. Which headline do you like to read about yourself?
  13. Top 3 places to visit?
    The Chillhouse in Bali, Vallnord & Corsica
  14. Which cartoon character are you/is like you?
    Robin des Bois

Myriam Nicole

26 Years Old | Clermont L’Herault, France

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  1. Worst injury & how did it happen?
    I broke my collarbone in Whistler in 2012 before the Canadian Open. I was scared of the last big jump so went too fast, didn’t have control in the air and had a huge crash!
  2. Favourite colour?
    Yellow
  3. Favourite movie?
    Breaking Bad (not a movie ;))
  4. Favorite type of music?
    Pop
  5. If you could go professional doing another sport what would it be?
    Anything else with 2 wheels, MX!
  6. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
    Why my nickname is Pompon…
  7. Who is your hero?
    My boyfriend Gaëtan ;)
  8. Favourite Food?
    Italian food!
  9. What are you doing differently to your opponents?
    I study almost every day.
  10. What was the most moving/best moment of your career to date?
    When I won my first World Cup back in 2011 in Val di Sole, that was amazing!
  11. Do you have a superstitious ritual or a lucky charm?
    Just some tips to stay 100% focused!
  12. Which headline do you like to read about yourself?
    That I am a cool person ;)
  13. Top 3 places to visit?
    1. Montpellier
    2. Whistler
    3. New Zealand (even if I have never been there)
  14. Which cartoon character are you/is like you?
    La Princesse des Neiges, joking!

George Brannigan

25 YEARS OLD | NAPIER NEW ZEALAND

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1-Worst injury & how did it happen? Tearing two ligaments in my knee (ACL & LCL) and the meniscus all at the same time. It happened back in 2011 at Val Di Sole when my foot came off the pedal in a fast section and hit the ground hard making my knee twist and go backwards. That was not fun and a really long and tough process to come back from.

2-Favourite colour? I had a favourite colour when I was about 12, I cant say I do now though haha

3-Favourite movie? Steo brothers would have to be one of my favourites

4-Favorite type of music? Hip Hop

5-If you could go professional doing another sport what would it be? Probably surfing or snowboarding

6-What is something that most people don’t know about you? Im now also a pro pit bike racer

7-Who is your hero? I dont really have one in particular, I just look up to people in any sport that achieve highly and enjoy what they do

8-Favourite Food? Gotta love my mums home baking!

9-What are you doing differently to your opponents? Hmm im not too sure, hopefully better things though

10-What was the most moving/best moment of your career to date? I have had a few now but still getting second at Hafjell world cup was really special

11-Do you have a superstitious ritual or a lucky charm? Nah that stuff would just make me stress more

12-Which headline do you like to read about yourself? 

13-Top 3 places to visit? I really want to check out Hawaii, the Alps in winter time and somewhere really cool I have actually been to was Kenya, that place is reall cool and unique

14-Which cartoon character are you/is like you? Id like to be Otto from rocket power, he gets up to all kinds of cool stuff and lives in Hawaii

Gaetan Ruffin

25 Years Old | Saint Etienne de Cuines, France

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  1. Worst injury & how did it happen?
    2012 – Broken ACL & PCL. I snapped my ACL during training at the end of the winter but I wanted to do my season because I had no pain. On the last round of the WC I crashed on a rock and I snapped my PCL. SHIT
  2. Favourite colour?
    Yellow
  3. Favourite movie?
    Visitors (French movie)
  4. Favourite type of music?
    Rock/Hip Hop
  5. If you could go professional doing another sport what would it be?
    Motocross
  6. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
    I kill wild boar.
  7. Who is your hero?
    Chad Reed
  8. Favourite Food?
    Pizza
  9. What are you doing differently to your opponents?
    Hunting!
  10. What was the most moving/best moment of your career to date?
    The final training of the last round in Meribel last year, at home with all my friends!
  11. Do you have a superstitious ritual or a lucky charm?
    Ritual
  12. Which headline do you like to read about yourself?
    “Live with no regrets”
  13. Top 3 places to visit?
    Whistler/Schladming/Vallnord
  14. Which cartoon character are you/is like you?
    Taz

Thibaut Ruffin

32 Years Old | Saint Etienne de Cuines, France

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  1. Worst injury & how did it happen?
    Rupture of my right ACL back in June 2006 riding in the mud at the first French Cup. Took me out for the entire season and off the DH bike for 6 months. I took this time off to launch my own racing team, Riding Addiction
  2. Favourite colour?
    Black and yellow
  3. Favourite movie?
    99 Francs (a French movie with Jean Dujardin)
  4. Favourite type of music?
    Rock
  5. If you could go professional doing another sport what would it be?
    Motocross
  6. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
    I’m afraid of heights. I get dizzy and definitely don’t feel comfortable and feel unsafe when I’m up high.
  7. Who is your hero?
    No particular hero, but I have admiration for a lot of people.
  8. Favourite Food?
    French Alps cheese specialties.
  9. What are you doing differently to your opponents?
    Nothing too crazy, just flowy riding.
  10. What was the most moving/best moment of your career to date?
    My best world cup race was in MSA in 2012.
  11. Do you have a superstitious ritual or a lucky charm?
    Hmmm not really, just stay calm.
  12. Which headline do you like to read about yourself?
    Compliments about my team or my riders.
  13. Top 3 places to visit?
    Whistler, Vallnord, Schladming
  14. Which cartoon character are you/is like you?
    Woooh I can’t remember, it’s been a while since I’ve watched cartoons!