Worlds – Bane – Baugé: “I know my athletes will be ready!”

Between self-confidence and ambitions, Gregory Bauge is about to live his first experience as a coach during a WC. DOES NOTAppointed National Sprint Trainer in March 2022, “Le Tigre” will pay attention to his foal’s performance (Mathilde Gros, Sebastien Vigier, Rayan Helal…) on the occasion of Worlds which takes place in France, at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yveline velodrome from 12 to 16 October. Confident thanks to the good results achieved during Europe in Munich two months ago, the national sprint coach is ambitious before the international deadline. Trusts of Gregory Bauge at the microphone off Cycling’ News during the press day last Tuesday.

Video – Grégory Baugé at the microphone of Cycling’Actu before the Worlds

“The easiest thing is to be an athlete because as a coach…”

The five-time team sprint world champion, who won his last title in 2015 at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (place of the Worlds this year) explains the difference between the athlete and the coach. “Today I’m on the other side. It’s another exercise. The emotions are multiplied because I’m taking care of more athletes. It’s something I love. I’m really happy. The easiest thing is to be an athlete because as a coach , you have to deal with stress and the questions from everyone.” The ex-tracker insists that the mental aspect must be taken into account during the races. “Despite the good dynamic, it’s not necessarily easy when you have to control your own emotions, especially when you’re in competition. But I love this perfume, it’s something I’m discovering. Fortunately, I didn’t. I don’t. also have twenty athletes.”

“Athletes will be ready to fight anyone”

Grégory Baugé does not hide his desire to pocket more medals during these world championships on home soil: “Medals are definitely expected.” But the most important thing for him is to show a beautiful face. “As I tell my athletes, attitude is important. I know they will be ready to fight anyone. All I want is for you to be careful not to make mistakes. mistakes, that we have the knife between teeth and that we will fight until the end. I am here for them to perform. I want the best from my athletes. They have a lot of qualities and this World Cup will give us the opportunity to see the work that has already has been done on the mental and the physical dimension”, he adds. Without forgetting the main objective, which is to prepare the French team for Olympics of Paris 2024. “It’s important to take in as much information as possible before the Olympics. We’re lucky to have Worlds every year to correct certain things.”

Seven years after UCI Tissot Track World Championships is back at National Velodrome in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines ! From 12 to 16 October it is world championships on track takes place in France at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome. France will have great chances for medals and even titles as the selection has just dropped. The main riders present on the French side are the 2022 European speed and keirin champion Sebastien Vigierworld champion in 2020 in the omnium and in 2021 in the points race Benjamin Thomas and the European keirin champion in 2018 and 2019 Mathilde Gross. After Roubaix from 20 to 24 October 2021 the French Cycling Federation invites you again to the National Velodrome from October 12 to 16 to come and admire the elite of world cycling.

Selection of France in endurance

Men: Thomas Boudat, Thomas Denis, Corentin Ermenault, Donavan Grondin, Quentin Lafargue, Valentin Tabellion, Benjamin Thomas

Women : Victoire Berteau, Marion Borras, Clara Copponi, Valentine Fortin, Jade Labastugue

Selection of France in sprint

Men: Tom Derache, Timmy Gillion, Rayan Helal, Melvin Landerneau, Sebastien Vigier

Women : Mathilde Gros, Julie Michaux, Marie Divine Taky Kouame

Program for Track Worlds, from 12 to 16 October National Velodrome in Saint-Quentin

Wednesday 12 October

Ladies Scratch – Final

Women’s team sprint – final

Men’s team sprint – final

Thursday 13 October

Men’s team pursuit – final

Scratch Gentlemen – Final

Men’s Keirin – Final

Women’s Team Pursuit – Final

Elimination of women

Friday, October 14

Gentlemen points race

Kilometer Men – Final

Men’s Individual Pursuit – Final

Women’s individual sprint – final

Omnium / Ladies points race

Saturday 15 October

500 m women – final

Ladies American Race

Women’s Individual Pursuit – Final

Omnium / Men’s points race

Sunday, October 16

Women’s points race

Individual sprint men – final

American Race Gentlemen

Elimination gentlemen

Women’s Keirin – Final


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