What are your takes from this last season, your first with the Team Absolute Absalon-BMC.
First year within the team, and in addition, it was an Olympic year so a lot of things at the same time. It has been a good season but not exceptional, either. We have to use this season to re-establish a working base for this winter and to progress for next year. I think I was at the top physically but technically a little less and mentally a little less too and that played on the final result of this season.
If you had to go on a cycling vacation, just for fun, where would you go?
I will stay in France. I would like to go to the southwest of France to discover because I do not know this area at all.
Do you like duck [Southwest of France is famous for Duck amongst a lot of other things]?
I don't necessarily like duck, but I like foie gras and sweet wines.
What is your favorite hobby besides cycling?
[Long silence.] During the season, it's hard to find time. It’s full focus on training and recovery. I like girl stuff, shopping, taking care of myself, going to the beauty salon. The Spa, I love. Take care of Mauricette (her rabbit, more on that in a bit!). Rather simple things actually.