At the start of 2020, François Pervis had set himself one last big goal: to win a medal at the Paralympic Games. During the night from Friday to Saturday, the Mayenne racer will compete in the kilometer race as a guide for the visually impaired cyclist, Raphaël Beaugillet.
After Athens, London and Rio, François Pervis is in Tokyo for a last Olympic adventure. For a year and a half, the seven-time World champion has been preparing for the Paralympic Games with Raphaël Beaugillet. A visually impaired cyclist, 31, from Blois. On their tandem, they form a real duo, explains Raphaël Beaugillet: “the most important thing is to be well synchronized together, especially when leaving the box, when leaving the ‘box’. puts in a dancer for about 140 meters and when François says ‘hop’ we sit down. And then, we pedal to the maximum both. “
In recent months, the pair has progressed. His best time, 1 minute and 1 second on the Kilometer. A time that could allow the duo to win a medal. François Pervis wants to make a success of the last big meeting of his career: “I have been a strong believer in it from the start, I am very confident in the qualities of our team. We have made good progress. We have regularly beaten our times in training. So it’s a good sign. It’s really gratifying and gratifying. We know that there can be risks but we are aiming for the medal and we are confident. “
After his bronze medal in Rio (2016), a medal in Tokyo would allow François Pervis (36) to enter the history of sport by becoming only the third athlete to make this rather incredible double: Olympic Games / Paralympic Games.
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