The Values of the French speed team | FIS AlpineOn November 30, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Alpine skiing is an individual sportbut we practice it in a team, as a team. I mean I see most of the guys more than my family! You have to stick with them first, you have to laugh a lot, because it’s important. Otherwise… It’s just a job, not a fun moment. Skiing is a hobby first, it’s not a job, so you have to be happy and to have fun. I think that we’re very united compared
to some of the other teams. Some events brought us even closer. I think that we draw our strength from there. It’s what motivates us, what drives us to ski every day, to know that you’re going to see your friends, the team that you get along with. Sometimes coaches say that we are too close all together, that we are too close as friends with each other
and it’s not good for the race. Sometimes in downhill you are not in a good mindset, not in a good shape at the start, it’s good to speak with the other guys to get some keys about the race or about the slope. They have to break away from the results of the others, sometimes they give too much importance to the results
of their teammates so we’re working a little bit on that. I don’t want a war in my team either,
that wouldn’t be the right spirit I just have to keep them motivated. When it comes down to winter, to race time, when you’re under stress, fatigue, if the team is very close, and when I talk about a team it’s not just about athletes but it’s the entire team with all the coaches the service guys, the physio therapist, everyone involved in the team is very close and this becomes very important during the race season.