Camille Basset: “I feel like I’m moving up the ladder” – News

Camille Basset stood out today in the Minimes-Cadettes road race of the French Future Championships. The rider from the Brittany committee was able to count on a race controlled from start to finish by her team. “It started straight away. The race was done and the best found themselves in front. The girls did a great job, Iléna (Simon) was present at the front, which allowed the team not to roll”, confides the 15-year-old athlete to DirectVelo. Once her teammate was picked up, she was the one who was favored in the event of a group arrival. “I focused on the job at hand. At the end, it came back from behind, and I was afraid of getting locked up. I was careful to run well at the front to be able to do my sprint”.

Finally 2nd (see ranking), only beaten in the sprint by Lise Revol (South Region), the one who came to cycling by mountain bike, before taking to the road, prefers to put things into perspective. “It’s obviously disappointing to come 2nd, but at the same time, this podium rewards the efforts I make throughout the season”.

“I LIKE THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION”

Already in sight at the French Minimes-Cadettes Championship last year in Plédran (Côtes-d’Armor), where she finished 4th, the one who is also passionate about horse riding capitalized on this experience to get a medal in the streets of Altkirch (Haut-Rhin). “I arrived more confident, because I am Cadette 2, I know how to run this type of race whereas last year, it was more about learning”. Psychologically, she feels that she has reached a milestone. “Last year, I think I wasn’t mentally ready yet. I didn’t know my potential and I didn’t think I could make 4th. Now I feel like I’m moving up the ladder, we’ll see in the future”.

And now that the big deadline for the French Championship of the Future has passed, the youngest of Pierre-Henry and Antoine prefers to move forward little by little, without thinking too much about the Junior years that await her. “For now, I’m thinking about the end of the road season, but also the next cyclo-cross season. As for the Junior years, we’ll see later”. What is certain is that she remains ambitious, especially since racing is what she likes about cycling. “I think what makes me love this sport is the competitive spirit”. Camille Basset proved it this Thursday.

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