„We want to spend time with
the little one!“ Interview with Sebastien Lacroix
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’e'te 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
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.