Podcast: Camille Balanche Chats About Becoming World Champion & Leading the World Cup Overall

Jun 29, 2021
by Downtime Podcast  
Photo - Jey Crunch

Words Chris Hall : Photo Jey Crunch

Camille Balanche is the current downhill mountain bike world champion and is also leading the 2021 World Cup series. Camille is a fairly recent convert to mountain biking but has an incredible background in other disciplines, including being an Olympic athlete. We chat about her background and her journey from a sports science degree, through enduro racing and into the top ranks of world cup downhill. Camille gives a great insight into her approach to racing, her warm-ups, mindset, bike set-up, training and much more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Camille Balanche.

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 I enjoyed this podcast, Camille is clearly a very intelligent athlete going about getting better at downhill racing in an intelligent and methodical way. And Dorval is clearly the team to be on to do this.
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 Glad you enjoyed listening @The-Foiling-Optimist
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 @downtimepodcast: you asked excellent questions.
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 She is doing amazing, top rider and great to see such a strong field of riders.
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 Thanks for the podcast. I think Camille is a beautiful person full stop. She knows her qualities, her weaknesses, strengths of others who can help her and she knows that she doesn't know everything but is willing to learn and grow. It is pretty amazing how she can race against her partner in a different team and they still uses their expertise to help each other out and both become better. How often do you even see this at the top level of any sport?

And to the sponsorship guy at Specialized who was featured on PB a few weeks ago, he may like to try and get an internship at Dorval.
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 Excited to listen tomorrow, should be a good one. Cheers Chris
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 Thanks @rcmalinchak I hope you enjoy listening.

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