Julien Lizeroux, the diamond man
This past week-end on April 10, the skiers of the French ski team reunited with former champions and partners of the FFS for the 3rd edition of the Pro-Am at Meribel. The highlight of the event was the announcement of the election outcome of the French male or female skier of the year, which ended up being Julien Lizeroux. He won the competition, which is organized by Europort via their website, capturing a total of 1255 out of 4000 votes.
Lizeroux received a ski made out of 3 caratS diamonds designed by two goldsmiths, the best names in France. The French skier will be able to keep it a year and his name will be engraved on it before having to return this object of luxury. But Julien Lizeroux will retain its replica of two carats.
Victory for the Team of Adrien Théaux at the Pro-Am at Méribel
After a morning of free skiing in the area of Méribel, the participants in the Pro-Am were tested starting in teams in a giant slalom flagged out on the slalom hill.
The team of five with the downhiller Adrien Theaux, Dimier Yves (DTA) Vincent Rolland (Savoie Mont-Blanc ski instructor), Anne Bayard (Communications Director for Eurosport) and Bruno Chevallet (General Council Savoy) won the event defeating the team with Sandrine Aubert, Patrick Fayolle (Slide 7), Didier Bic (Kässbohrer) and Louise, and Eric Delaye, while the team Revillet Aurelie, France downhill champion, seconded by Manu Couder, club manager Sport in Val d'Isere completed the podium. Former champions like Leo Lacroix, Georges Mauduit, Marie-Cecile Gros Gaudenier, Anne-Marie Leduc, Fred Covili, Jo ... Channel also shared the day at which all the Bleus of the Teams were present.
It was also an opportunity for Julien Lizeroux, Cyprien Richard, Marie Marchand-Arvier, Steve Missillier, Jo Clarey, Taina Barioz, Tessa Worley, Ingrid Jacquemod, Anne-Sophie Barthet and company to see each other again one last time before the holidays. This is the case for most of them although some will meet again one last time at the 60th challenge event of the ski monitors at Grand-Bo's from 19 to 24 April.
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