Marion Rousse displays Christian Prudhomme live

Marion Rousse displays Christian Prudhomme live

During the commentary of the 9th stage of the Tour de France this Sunday, Marion Rousse dropped a juicy anecdote live on air, involving the race director, Christian Prudhomme.

It’s been over a week since the Tour de France peloton set off to ride the roads of France. This Sunday, the riders are taking a somewhat unusual route, starting in Troyes and finishing in the same place, all the while passing through the famous white paths. In this Champagne region, some have been spoiled, like Paul Lapeira, who was treated to his weight in champagne just before the start. A gift that brought back memories for Marion Rousse.

If the rider of the Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale team was entitled to such a gift because of his status as 2024 French road cycling champion, Marion Rousse admitted to having also had her weight in champagne. She recounted this memory to the microphone of
France Televisions. « I had the same thing, to tell you the truth, when we had the start of the Women’s Tour de France. (in 2022, during the fourth stage, editor’s note). I’m not going to complain about it. ” Enough to amuse Franck Ferrand, responsible for cultural comments, who said to him: ”
It must have been a very small weight. Three and a half bottles? »

Champagne vs. Apple Juice

Enough to make Marion Rousse burst out laughing, who then grew bolder and told an anecdote involving Christian Prudhomme, current director of the Tour de France. Christian Prudhomme had his weight in apple juice. He was very disappointed. “There was another burst of laughter in the commentators’ booth, and Julian Alaphilippe’s partner continued: ” It’s true. True story. He asked (to trade), he tried. He told me: ‘I’m the one who’s going on the scales’.
» But clearly Marion Rousse did not want to switch from champagne to apple juice.

For his part, Paul Lapeira hopes to have the opportunity to make the most of the few dozen liters of nectar he has just received, by winning a stage before the end of the Tour. It should not be this Sunday, in a race where the favorites should do what is necessary to lock up and not be left behind, given the difficulty of the course.

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