The director of the Tour de France looked back on her young years when she was playing with the boys.
Marion Rousse fell into the cycling pot from an early age. After having himself raced among amateurs for more than two decades, her father tried to dissuade her from following in his footsteps or those of her three professional racing cousins, the passion was too strong and the Northerner took her first license. only six years old. And the results were not long in coming.
While she was evolving with boys, Marion Rousse has indeed gleaned many successes from her youngest years, which has not been without consequence. “When I was competing, I wanted to show that I could beat the boys and that’s what I did… Besides, I saw parents crying because I had been better than their son…”she confided during a round table on women’s sport in Cermont-Ferrand.
This desire to impose himself among men has pursued him throughout his career, particularly in his job as a consultant where he had to prove himself at Eurosport at only 22 years old and then on France TV a few years later. “I imposed myself by my actions, by my gestures… And I continued like that. It is true that when I started to be a consultant for France TV, I was afraid that people would take me for the little blonde they put there because it’s in tune with the times.she said in comments relayed by The mountainadding: “But, I went there being authentic and I spent so many years on the saddle of a bicycle… It seems to me that I know what I am talking about! ”