„We want to spend time with the little one!“
Interview with Sebastien Lacroix (FRA)
Some spectators at the FIS Summer Grand Prix 2014 might have missed French veteran Sebastien Lacroix. The 31-year-old had a very good reason to stick a little closer to home this summer: the birth of his first child, a little boy called Evan. Nordic Mag checked in with Lacroix to see how his summer preparation was going.
You have just started in a national ski jumping competition on Chaux-Neuve and Tuffes this weekend. How does this fit into your summer preparation?
Sebastien Lacroix: My preparation will continue with national events such as the Prix d’éte in Chaux-Neuve or the Challenge Loulou Romand in Tuffes. The goal is to compete, to get back in the game and ultimately to start the preparation for the winter.
Isn’t it very hard to concentrate on competitions just days after your first son Evan was born?
Lacroix: It’s a bit special because me and his mother definitely want to spend as much time as we can with the little one but you also have to get back to work. So it’s a little bit of going back and forth between both things now. In the past few weeks, I have been to Courchevel and to a one-week training camp in Planica which was very interesting.
How will the winter preparation go on for you now?
Lacroix: The others left for the FIS Summer Grand Prix and will be in Germany and Austria until next weekend. For me, the competitions were not planned because of the birth of my son. We will not have other competitions except for maybe in Courchevel in October. Otherwise, there will be physical training as usual, mostly in the area where I live. We will be training a lot at home, in Chaux-Neuve and Tuffes. At the end of September, there will be a training camp in Oberhof, Germany. And the opening of the World Cup will take place in Kuusamo at the end of November. So there is still a little bit of time.
Interview courtesy of Nordic Mag, French version here!