Alex can forever claim the distinction as the winner of the first-ever stage of the Enduro World Series. Since then he's maintained his campaign for the podium and has emerged as a fierce rival among the sport's biggest names.
How'd you get into professional enduro racing?
I started with decent XC and downhill skills and experience. Then XC wasn't enough fun for me, so I started doing downhill. I committed to it fully from the very beginning and I was able to qualify for some World Cup races with the French national team. At some point I tried a few enduro races and I immediately thought that the format was perfect for me. Lots of fun and big race days are what I like most about enduro. Little by little, I won both regional and national races so I was able to make the transition to international racing in the Enduro World Series. I’m 23 years old now and I've already raced in 34 events all over the world and I still love it!
What do you feel like when you ride your bike?
I’m free to go where I want with enduro — this discipline goes back to the roots of mountain biking. You’re able to enjoy nature on the climbs, chat with friends, and then go full gas downhill. What's more to love? I love shredding corners, clearing jumps, and riding as fast as I can. But always with safety in check.
What's your best riding/racing memory?
I guess it’s when I won the first EWS stage ever in Punta Ala, Italy. So many big names were there — and me, a mostly unknown guy who won the first-ever stage in EWS history, it was crazy!