Mountain biker Peraud to race road worlds

Peraud rode to silver in the Beijing Olympic Games

Peraud rode to silver in the Beijing Olympic Games (Image credit: Greg Chang/Photosport International)

Mountain biker Jean Christophe Peraud was selected to represent the French national team at the UCI road world championships next month in Switzerland.

Peraud was named to the time trial squad by the French Cycling Federation after he won the French national time trial in June in Saint-Brieuc.

Peraud is well known as a star in mountain biking. One year ago, he won a silver medal in the cross country race at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Peraud, who races for Team Massi, will ride a bike with a custom paint job that includes the colours of the French flag in honor of his national championship title.
 

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.