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Absalon: I’ve never considered switching to road

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Julien Absalon (France)

Julien Absalon (France) (Image credit: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor)
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Julien Absalon (France)

Julien Absalon (France) (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Manuel Fumic (Cannondale Factory Racing) leads Julien Absalon (BMC Mountainbike Racing Team)

Manuel Fumic (Cannondale Factory Racing) leads Julien Absalon (BMC Mountainbike Racing Team) (Image credit: Tour of Japan)

World MTB cross-country champion Julien Absalon has won every title on offer in his sport, but the two-time Olympic champion revealed he has never given a thought to following his former off-road rival Jean-Christophe Péraud into the road scene when the French stars’ paths crossed at the Alpine resort of La Plagne on Tuesday.

Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014). 

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