After a disappointing last weekend at the European cross country championships in the Netherlands, where he had to drop out due to a mechanical, Jean Christophe Peraud (Massi) is looking for revenge at this weekend's French national championships.
The Olympic silver medallist will have his work cut out for him on Saturday, July 18, when he races the elite cross country in Oz-en-Oisans. Two-time Olympic Champion Julien Absalon (Orbea) has been the man to beat at most of the major events, like World Cups, this season, and he's been preparing to defend his French National Title. Absalon sat out the European championships in order to prepare for this weekend's race.
Peraud has had a good season and just a few weeks ago, he won the French time trial championships on the road.
After Nationals, Peraud will compete in the two Canadian World Cups and the World Championships in Australia.