We read that you like to study languages.
I did Latin in school for six years, and then when I went to university, which I only did for two years, but in those two years I did French, English, and history. Everybody in Switzerland has to learn English in school and French. Everybody is already familiar, at some point, with two languages. And then we have four official languages, Italian, French, Romansh, and German.
For me, it was really a love of languages. I love Latin. I love to be kind of a detective and find the words and combinations. I found it so nice that this is something I can combine with sports. We travel all over the planet. I meet so many people. Thanks to languages, you can communicate. Also, it’s so nice to hear Flemish. Cyclocross is really a Flemish sport…. I love Spanish. We go to training camps in Spanish places. Now with the road team, we have people from so many different countries. I really love to discover different cultures and languages.
We also read on your website that you like cooking.
My mom was laughing about that! I wrote, I like cooking, and my mom was like, “Really? You never cook at home!” (Laughs) I do like to cook but it’s not like I do it regularly.
What would be something you’d like to make?
A good omelet with eggs, spinach, tomatoes, onions, avocado, and kale maybe.
Sounds very good and healthy! We wish Jolanda the best this season.
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