Beyond the Bike with Anne-Caroline Chausson - Video

Dec 15, 2016 at 9:57
Dec 15, 2016
by Lacy Kemp  
 
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Ask anyone entrenched in the gravity side of mountain biking who holds the title for the Greatest of All Time, and you may hear a couple of familiar names: Peaty, Vouilloz, or Minnaar, but one will likely come up over and over again. Anne-Caroline Chausson holds the G.O.A.T. torch with 19 World Championship titles and the first ever women’s Olympic gold in BMX. While there are many great riders, and other world champions, there are very few legends and only one Anne-Caroline.

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63 Comments

  • + 69
 Awesomely beautiful woman, inside & out. Her & Cedric's session in NWD 3 was unforgettable.
  • + 17
 Such an amazing short of a woman and more importantly a rider - who has set the tone and gone through the tribulations of life. So wise and so determined - Living life day by day and appreciating every moment is a sacred gift to hold onto.
  • + 0
 check out moustache gracias and acc. so good.
  • - 7
flag chyu (Dec 16, 2016 at 4:29) (Below Threshold)
 Did Cedric mention girls are fast today, at MSA speed traps because of ACC. Cough Atherton.
  • + 11
 @chyu: Yea this lady was riding while Rachel was still in her mamas womb...sit down son
  • + 8
 @AutumnMedia: Correct. Anne Caro was smashing clocks a while before Atherton came along. The only real comparison is that Atherton is the modern day equivalent of ACC. You missed some epic racing if you never saw ACC, Cedric & Nico tear it up back in the late 90's/Early 2000's.
  • + 8
 acc's palmares across multiple disciplines is currently untouchable by any female. she's is the goat. stay well acc.
  • + 59
 What. A. Legend.
  • + 2
 i came here looking for that comment to put +1
  • + 6
 Vids about ACC and her lifestyle before and after her DH career always bring a tear to my eye. Such an impressive woman and as others said, has set such a standard for others. What blows me away is until I see her take off her helmet, I tend to mistake her for a male rider because she rides that aggressive. Best part is, she's still got it.
  • + 32
 You're an inspiration Anne-Caroline and a true champion. Stay strong and keep on riding
  • + 19
 What a freaking legend. We all owe ACC a huge debt of gratitude.
  • + 13
 I remember being annoyed by how utterly dominant A-C was back in the day, along with her fellow enfant terrible--Nico. To call A-C dominant may truly be an understatement. Missy G. was fun to watch because of her out-of-control racing style but A-C was exciting because she was smooth, precise and cold-blooded. Bad-ass woman!
  • + 3
 I enjoyed guessing by how much she'd win by!
  • + 2
 @farmerjohnscuz, Agreed. Being from the states I had a soft side for the likes of Palmer & Tomac. Missy too. I'd always end up upset "The Frenchies" won but I secretly admired them for such great runs.
  • + 12
 Greatest Of All Time. MTB Hero! No one will likely be able to repeat what she has accomplished in her career.
How does a video with a couple dudes riding e-bikes get 350+ comments and AC gets 35 comments? People are completely focused on the wrong things.
  • + 5
 It's probably because most people don't really know who ACC is...
  • + 6
 Yeah, it is mostly flow track riding kids on this site.
  • + 15
 She is amazing!
  • + 14
 Fuck cancer.
  • + 10
 Respect to one of the best women in the world
  • + 6
 Daamn, this sent shivers down my spine! This is not just about Mountainbikes! AAC is a true legend of the sport, and an inspiration for anyone going through hardships or with the will to succeed in something. Setting a goal, focusing, fighting, not letting it go even when it seems desperate. True achiever there! I also love CG in this video, the guys is much smarter and more humble than he wants us to usually believe.
  • + 8
 Fantastic story Lacy Kemp!
  • + 3
 Thank you!
  • + 4
 Here I am watching this, cutting up onions. I grew up looking up to two people and that was Nico and ACC. No one else. I would give anything to be able to go for a ride with you both.
  • + 2
 The two G.O.A.Ts though I'd say ACC is the GOAT of MTB bar none.
  • + 1
 what a great lady ACC has been an inspiration to thousands of people and even more to women who race downhill or xc, i can feel how she felt when she found out she was sick but she is a fighter and winner good luck in life acc and remember one day at a time Smile
  • + 5
 She truly is the GOAT of mountainbike male and female
  • + 1
 What a beautiful video. ACC has always been such an amazing person, both on and off the bike so when she got cancer my first thought was why is it always the great ones who go though that s#it?

Like Cedric said, she's a fighter and she pushed on, and even after the cancer she is an amazing rider and an even better person. She's truly one of the best and most inspiring of the sport!
  • + 1
 Even with the small amount of riding in it, that was one of the best mtb vids I've seen in a long, long time. It brought a tear to my eye. Such a legend. And I've been their since the start, so I remember the old Sunn team pics of Cedric and Anne. Again, such legends. Hope your remission has had it's arse kicked Anne. Happy Christmas, and heres to more years of killing it, on the track of course, lol. X
  • + 3
 I want an ACC poster for my daughters bedroom (don't have a son). But how?
  • + 1
 I can clearly remember the first MTB Mag that I put my hands on, I was more less 14/yo and my father gave a SoloBici spanish mag, and there was somo photos of ACC, since then I have been a huge fan of she.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T
  • + 1
 Never though you had mtb magazines back home then. Silly me. Time for me to go back to Chile!
  • + 1
 @EastCoastDHer: are you serious??!?!?! that was like 15 years ago! well..you couldn´t find them all over the place, but still there were some bookstores where you could find mountain bike action and Bike magazine...and now 15 years later is harder to find any of them in Chile..
  • + 3
 Striving for perfection is a slippery slope, because no accomplishment is ever enough. But Anne smashed it !!
  • + 3
 Continue à nous faire rêver… et à faire les projets dont t’as envie!
  • + 1
 "Hopefully I can still ride my bike." That's the essence! What would any of us be without our bikes? Mad respect to one of the best bike handlers in MTB history!
  • + 1
 I remember her podium face when she won the JRDH world championship with a time that beat the senior women handily. Timeless.
  • + 1
 Going to miss watching ACC racing. She remains an incredible role model - whether on or off the bike. Thank you, and very best wishes for the future.
  • + 2
 ACC in her prime Vs Rachel in her prime. Who would win? IMHO as good as Rachel is, ACC would wipe the floor with Rachel.
  • + 0
 slilly question Rach will never get near gold and is only fast because of her bros, AAC is the Champ
  • + 1
 did you know she makes olive oil? I don't know what is the name of the brand, but CG mentioned it a few days ago on his yt channel
  • + 1
 I grew into mountain biking with her on the tube and found ACC so inspiring it made me get on that bike rain or shine. The bikes were shit and her riding was incredible.
  • + 2
 A true bad-ass legend of the sport! Wishing her all the best for the future.
  • + 3
 Thanks for this. ACC is truly the greatest of all time.
  • + 3
 una verdadera leyenda buenísimo video
  • + 2
 ACC was probably a honey badger in a past life.
  • + 1
 at :40 seconds, that is what I will try and do when ever I am starting down a ramp
  • + 1
 They remind me of half of everyone I speak to these days with the French accent. The French are taking over.
  • + 2
 Best female rider all time hands down
  • + 2
 Incredibly amazing person! Anne Caro is definitely the G.O.A.T.
  • + 1
 Awesome piece thanks lacy kemp. Hope ACC stays healthy and enjoys a well deserved retirement.
  • + 1
 ACC is the best girl french rider,respect for your career!
  • + 1
 Amazing person! Classy woman! True inspiration! True Champion!
  • + 1
 ACC, thank you for your career!!
  • + 1
 ACC what a champ big RESPECT
  • + 1
 Shivers. ACC is inspirational and this is a well-done piece.
  • + 1
 What a great rider ,and true winner.
  • + 1
 I liked it when Cedric said "lady racing".
  • + 2
 ACC4EVER
  • + 1
 Champ!
  • + 1
 2:09 #ACCForRampage
  • + 1
 The ACCheiver.

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