Update: Anne-Caroline Chausson Rides Again After Second Cancer Battle

Feb 18, 2019
by Paul Aston  
Anne-Caroline Chausson was more than a bit under the weather and had to retire with health issues after stage one and looks set to miss the next the couple of rounds.

Here's some great news to kick off the week as it looks like Anne Caroline Chausson is recovering well from her second bout of cancer. Three months after her surgery, and after finishing a course of tomotherapy (radiotherapy), she's back out riding bikes again.


bigquotesOMG... so good to be able to ride my mountain bike 3 months after surgery. That will help me so much to stay strong . Tomotherapy is finish and Chemo starts in one weekAnne Caroline Chausson



Original story

Anne-Caroline Chausson, the most decorated mountain bike racer in history with 16 World Championship gold medals and an Olympic BMX gold medal, is on the road to recovery after a second cancer surgery.

The athlete from Dijon, France had to retire from racing the Enduro World Series part-way through the 2015 season after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After surgery, it seemed like she had made a full recovery and was back on the bike and as fast as ever (I followed her in Annecy in 2017 and she was on fire!). Unfortunately, Anne has announced on her social channels that she had to have another surgery late in 2018 after another tumor was found in her thorax.

She is currently undergoing chemo and radiation therapy which will end at the end of this winter.

We here at Pinkbike wish her all the best and hope to see her Brooaapingg again soon.


Anne on Facebook

Anne on Instagram


105 Comments

  • 389 2
 Headline should read: "Anne-Caroline Chausson is gonna whoop Cancer's ass for the Second Time"
  • 44 0
 Same thing happened to my sister, was given the all clear and then they discovered it again. Thankfully her last two tests, after multiple doses of chemo, have been clear. It can be beaten
  • 1 0
 Healing vibes! I love you.
  • 112 0
 Be strong! But we all know you are.
  • 4 0
 exactly! Healing vibes from Austria as well!
  • 47 0
 Stay positive! My father has his 102nd cycle of chemotherapy this week and staying positive despite the horrific side effects is paramount. He’ll never get to ring the bell but as he says “You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.” BIG thumbs up from us ACC x
  • 6 0
 I hope your father is getting well too
  • 1 0
 Thank you. He’s doing ok, he had his 115th dose of chemotherapy on Wednesday so he keeps upping his own world record!! @kazwei:
  • 20 0
 Une battante qui va devoir mener une nouvelle bataille mais qui gagnera la gueule. Courage
  • 20 0
 From one cancer survivor to another: stay positive and f*ck that shit up!
  • 15 0
 No, sending all healing vibes we can from Sweden... You vill get through this time also!
  • 12 1
 Kia Kaha (Stay Strong) Anne-Caroline Chausson. Best wishes for round two and hope you're back on the pedals again soon. Inspirational and legendary arent big enough words to describe your achievements
  • 11 1
 Hope she gets through it OK. She's truly a legend of the sport and I would imagine everyone on here would give their best wishes even if they don't see the post - so on behalf of all the PB and MTB community, we hope all goes as well as possible for you ACC!
  • 10 0
 Had the opportunity to ride with her last year, during the 5th edition of "Faster Than You", such a nice person. I'm sure the GOAT will win this other round !
  • 7 1
 All the best to ACC!

Each time I see "war" language around cancer I think about this article below which is trying to change how we reffer to and treat cancer.

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/28/stop-fighting-cancer-ordinary-illness-language

It looks like a good idea, no?


And I'm personally interested in the topic since my own wife is being treated for breast cancer now.
  • 6 1
 You are correct, we should be treating cancer as any other disease. I do not see people using such aggressive language in relation to e.g. cardiovascular or autoimmune diseases.
I do not believe that this all-or-nothing approach serves the ones affected in the longer term. Many of them will have to live with cancer for many years, they should learn to just live their normal lives as much as possible and not be "fighting the war on cancer" for the rest of their days.
  • 4 0
 This may not be the most appropriate place to respond critically to your post, but I don't see any other option.
Far be it for me to assume the authors motives, but linking to another article which does not reference the poll he bases his core argument on is not a good start. Nor is referencing a disgraced organisation which has a dubious and self-serving recent history: www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-17668482 and who's recently relaunched website conveniently coincides with the publication of this 'poll'.
While I'm sure you mean well, you are possibly misguided in this situation. Consider, someone with cancer is fighting against the very real prospect of losing their life; Treating every day as any other may not be the best approach. Restricting the terms they may choose as they go through what is essentially a terrifying and lonely experience isn't going to help anyone. Many cancer survivors speak very positively about the perspective they're given when faced with the possibility of losing their life prematurely, and the inspiration they derive from the strength they display when dealing with their illness, and the humility that they learn and the humanity they find in the inevitable periods when it feels like all is lost.
I've never had cancer. But I do live with an illness which has the ever-present (though thankfully unlikely) potential to kill me. It's not an all-of-nothing thing though, I frequently struggle with a seemingly endless list of painful and frustrating symptoms, which medication cannot address. So, if cancer is a war then I'm under siege. Having the mindset that I am battling something, and that I might win, even just that day is good for me. Using aggressive language when I speak about it with my friends and family helps to focus me and reassures them that I'm not simply going to lie down and let my life be run on my condition's terms. It's up to each of us to find what does and doesn't work for us. If aggressive language doesn't work for someone, that's fine. But don't take it away from those of us who find it beneficial.
I wish your wife all the best in her recovery.
  • 3 0
 So sad to read this. She has to know she has the support of everyone whose ever even heard of her. Wish all sports stars could be as good at representing what it’s all about as she is.
  • 2 0
 She's such a legend if there is one person who can conquer the toughest battles it must be her. I just wish she didn't have to fight this one. Not constantly be tested, not have to be one to prove that nothing is impossible. Just be brooooaaping already. So let's hope she beats this one as soon as possible and then be done with it.
  • 1 0
 She is, no doubt. Its looking good at the moment, recovered and riding again in that short time, after the initial surgery. Hopefully it'll all be gone after the chemotherapy. Twice though WTF.
  • 1 0
 @Neale1978: hopefully nipped in the bud quick, since she's probably under close observation for that. Lost my uncle to it last week, detected too late. Get your bits and pieces checked.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: Sorry to hear that, and yeah, i will do.
  • 2 0
 Wish her all the best and hope all turns out well!
Must though say that it feels strange that there is no crowd funding event, no talk about how tough it must be for her family and that we should all help out dispite there being a medical insurance covering it all.
Is it because she is a woman or because she live in Europe...? Sorry if I step on someone's toes but it just makes me wonder.
  • 2 0
 Bon courage Anne-Caro! Tu est mon idole et je sais que tu sais battre aussi cette fois! J'espère que tu as ton image de Whistler de nouveau proche chez toi dans l'hôpital pour te donner de la motivation et on peut aller rouler les trails avec le même esprit comme la dernier fois!

Bisoux et reste forte!!
xx
  • 5 0
 Noooo, all the best for her,
  • 5 0
 stay strong! cancer sucks
  • 5 0
 Sending positive healing vibes your way Anne
  • 5 0
 Fu#k Cancer! You have got this! Sending Love and Positivity! Xxx
  • 5 1
 Stay strong! You can beat this ????
  • 4 0
 Damnit, I f***in HATE cancer. Heal 110% ACC.
  • 3 0
 Courage, Anne-Caro! Wishing you a lot of strength for the second round, hope it's back to the brrooooappp for you, soon!
  • 4 1
 The ??? Were not intended btw. Can't edit post.
  • 4 0
 All the best Anne-Caro!
  • 3 0
 Good luck with your recovery
  • 4 1
 F+++CK this shit cancer. All the best Anne!
  • 3 0
 Se fuerte y lucha no te rindas nunca
  • 5 1
 #f*ckcancer
  • 4 0
 We're with You ACC!
  • 4 0
 Be strong, again...
  • 2 0
 Gutted, as the closest member of my family is recovering from a surgery as well. Stay strong, Anne Caro!
  • 3 0
 Sent it ACC! You got this.
  • 1 0
 Get well soon ann sorry about the news hope to see you back out on the track soon we are all here for you and support you in every way you need again get well soon
  • 1 0
 Go Anne Caro you know you’ve got this! There’s not a MTB rider in the world that isn’t wishing you all the best right now.
  • 3 0
 Oh man... Frown
  • 2 0
 Good luck ACC, hope it goes well for you !
  • 2 0
 On est avec toi Anne Caro . Porte toi bien .
  • 2 0
 Hang in there, young lady. You are among the few who can persevere!
  • 1 0
 Stay strong! Beat it once, you can surely beat it a second time!! Thoughts and prayers
  • 3 0
 THE GOAT......
  • 1 0
 Definitely the G.O.A.T. AC, I'm sending love from Arkansas.
  • 2 0
 Just another stage towards being healthy Anne-Caro. Keep going!
  • 1 0
 Courage ACC, il faut vaincre cette saloperie ! Je suis de tout Cœur avec toi
  • 1 0
 Really sorry to hear so. I wish her all the strength in her batlle against this awfull desease.
  • 1 0
 ACC, stay strong. Endless positive energy and mojo are coming your way from the bike community. You got this!
  • 2 0
 On croise les doigts pour toi, Anne-Caro!
  • 2 0
 f*ck Cancer. Sending healing vibes from someone who fought it too. Me Smile
  • 1 0
 Eye of the Tiger Anne, ..Eye of the Tiger. And for you cancer, go home, your drunk again.
  • 1 0
 Tout plein de courage pour les semaines et mois à venir, et toutes mes pensées pour une guérison et un retour en selle !
  • 1 0
 Thinking of you Anne, best wishes for your treatment and speedy recovery. Stay Strong!
  • 1 0
 Anne Caro , strong and determined as always! can't wait to see you on bike to enjoy beautiful world trail
  • 1 0
 Competition or cancer this woman’s eyes say “You shouldn’t f@ck around w me”.....inspiring human.....
  • 1 0
 Get well soon Anne Charoline! give the cancer a kick in the ass!!!! Stay strong as you always did. Wink
  • 3 1
 Prayers with you
  • 1 0
 Fuck cancer! Get well soon!
  • 1 0
 Best wishes AC!! Like so many challenges before, beat this !!
  • 1 0
 #cancersucks sorry to hear , stay positive.
  • 2 0
 THE GOAT
  • 1 0
 Gutted, that really sucks. ????
  • 1 0
 Go girl ,be strong ,wish you the best you deserve,so fight that fucker.
  • 1 0
 De tout cœur avec vous ..vous êtes plus forte que cette merde.
  • 1 0
 Hey Cancer, Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!
  • 1 0
 AC can beat C by at least 20 seconds. Allez!
  • 1 0
 Good luck AC! Can't wait to see you back kicking ass on the EWS.
  • 1 0
 FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT ACC!!
  • 1 0
 Stay strong, don't give up. And Fuck this shit!
  • 1 0
 Give that cancer the kick in the nuts it deserves, ACC!
  • 1 0
 Best wishes with your recovery
  • 1 0
 Bon chance Anne-Caroline! I hope you can win the battle and the war.
  • 1 0
 That hurts just even reading about it - all energy to you - fight back!
  • 1 0
 Thoughts are with you Anne.
  • 1 0
 Speedy recovery and fingers crossed no issues with radiation treatments.
  • 1 0
 Her segment with Cedric Garcia on cannondales is awesome from NWD
  • 1 0
 Keep pedaling on ACC!!! Best wishes for a full recovery...
  • 1 0
 Good Luck Anne! You are a true champion!
  • 1 0
 Another round it is ,stay strong WOMAN
  • 1 0
 That is great news. Rooting for ACC!
  • 1 0
 Back on a bike! Congratulations!!!!
  • 1 0
 Fight ACC Fight!
  • 1 0
 godbless ACC
  • 1 0
 Stay Strong!
  • 1 0
 Stay strong, ACC!
  • 1 0
 All the best, ACC!
  • 1 0
 Stay strong ACC!
  • 1 0
 Strong and tough.
  • 1 0
 FUCK CANCER!
  • 1 0
 F yeah!!
  • 1 0
 What a champion she is
  • 1 0
 You got this!
  • 1 0
 wouldnt CBD help ?
  • 1 0
 you got this ACC !!!!
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