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Isabeau Courdurier Announces She Will Take a Break in 2025

May 10, 2024 at 15:51
by Sarah Moore  

Isabeau Courdurier will be attempting to secure a fourth overall EDR World Cup title in 2024 and surpass Cecile Ravanel's record, before taking a break in 2025. She announced in the rider press conference that she will be taking a break after the 2024 season to allow more time for herself and to have a family.

She had the following response when asked whether 2024 going to be the last time we see her on the start line:

bigquotesI'm not going to retire soon, but I'm having a break next season for sure because I'd like to get more time for me and to have a family. So that's definitely the last time we see me at this level in Finale, because I know obviously I might be less selfish in the future if it happens. I hope for my kid. But it's quite special. It's going to be a lot of emotions. Enrico know how I am and I'm a very emotional rider, so it will feel special, maybe a little bit of magic into it because I'm riding with fire and passion since so much time now and I like to get close to people. So yeah, it's my last season as a full-time professional racer, but I would definitely love to come back after my break with more fire for sure.Isabeau Courdurier

With role models like Rachel Atherton, Ines Thoma, and Catharine Pendrel to draw from, we have no doubt that the 30-year-old French rider will be able to return to the sport after her break if she decides to and we look forward to seeing how 2024 plays out.

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  • 157 0
 She deserves more hype for being on top for a long time. Oh yeah she's not a YouTuber and her sport is impossible to watch...
  • 42 3
 Not impossible, you just need 2 subscription services and a VPN
  • 60 1
 She's also super relatable. I text'd her some questions about her bike setup and she replied over night. How many sport stars do this? Still can't believe it lol. Makes her a double super-star in my book. Also don't spam her ok.
  • 1 0
 @p1nkbike: If the question is about the brand they are riding, they usually reply and are very helpful. At least the handful of riders (and skiiers) I've messaged.
  • 2 0
 @AndyJacobson: not really just a setup question, ppl who replies in insta and pb are pretty rare
  • 28 1
 Good for her. Seriously under rated rider too
  • 3 1
 Not sure "under rated" applies to her. She's been on the podium for years. Awesome racer!
  • 14 0
 Come back for some DH! Congrats on the family, Champ!!
  • 2 0
 She might do, looks like LP are cooking a downhill bike
  • 7 0
 Amazing rider, great attitude. definitely a role model. I trust she'd be a great and fun mom too and regardless of whether she returns to the top step or not, she's a legend in my book already. But first things first, I hope she has an amazing 2024 season!
  • 6 0
 Love the Catherine pendrel shout out. The best.
  • 6 0
 She will be missed. Such a class act.
  • 10 4
 Mom Power!!!
  • 5 0
 Love this. Much luck and enjoy champ!
  • 2 0
 Stoked to hear this. Sounds like her energy is in the right place and following what feels best. I'm sure she'll be challenging the top step at every stage this year.
  • 3 0
 I met her at Alp d'Huez in 2017 and she was super friendly and approachable. Wishing nothing but the best for her.
  • 2 4
 Fans meet stars and because the star is friendly the star is liked. Can a star have an a*shole personality, which you meet and dislike, but their riding is so awesome you still like them?
  • 5 0
 @Krol: Only you know the answer to that, for me I'd still respect their riding but think they were an arse hole.
  • 3 1
 @Krol: A star in a sport built on stoked is rarely an arse.
  • 2 0
 @dirtmakesmehappy: I can think of at least one off the top of my head!!
  • 2 0
 @scstrail: I worked athlete control for Dew Tour for a few years. There’s an exceptions two here and there, but for the most part the action sport talent pool is pretty
  • 3 0
 She's awesome that's for sure.
  • 1 0
 This is amazing!! Have your cake and eat it too Isabeau. I will enjoy watching you kill it in 2024 and then also when you come back.
  • 4 2
 Good for her. It must be hard focusing on racing a whole season.
  • 2 0
 Well deserved, great rider.
  • 1 0
 Going about all the right things with an astounding amount of humility. A true champion.
  • 3 3
 I think she will be taking the year to practice on the dual crown as 2025 will be only electric powered motor bikes
  • 1 0
 Fair play and good luck to her!
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 Such a great rider, seems very humble and well deserved break!
  • 2 2
 Everyone is taking 2025 off-series is done.
  • 2 4
 She can have her children in peace
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