With the start of the new year, are you always looking to become a faster racer?
Vincent Pelluard: Yes I feel I can still improve on every part of the track and physically also. And motivation is still here!
Have you picked your races for 2022 yet?
Vincent Pelluard: 2022 would be king of “back to basics” year. I will race French Cups and some UEC Euro rounds. And of course I will focus on the UCI BMX Racing Worlds in France!
Do you generally test things in the off season like different tires, different sized frames, wider bars, longer stems, different gears?
Vincent Pelluard: After many years and many changes in the last years, I finally found my set up. But in 2020 I changed my frame size, by mistake, but I liked it…
What racing gear will you be running in 2022?
Vincent Pelluard: My favorite one: 51x18 on every track.
What's the helmet of your choice for the new season?
Vincent Pelluard: That will the Troy lee D4 again.
Do you intend to eat better in 2022?
Vincent Pelluard: Food is something I want to improve. I know that part is more important than we can think! I’m already trying some stuff right to lose my extra 2kg after holidays and lot of cheese in France.
Has your training schedule changed from last year?
Vincent Pelluard: It will be basically the same as 2021. Track speed will be my priority!
What's your local BMX track that you ride the most?
Vincent Pelluard: Envigado’s track at the moment.
Do you ride pump tracks and trails to improve your bike handling skills?
Vincent Pelluard: Not enough and I miss it!
What are your weaknesses?
Vincent Pelluard: Windy days
What are your goals for 2022?
Vincent Pelluard: After making it to the Olympics, I feel much lighter. That’s why I had a good end of the season in 2021. So to keep it fun in 2022 and keep racing as much as I can!
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