The France Télévisons commentator had a traumatic experience during the last Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Marion Rousse assures us: commenting on Julian Alaphilippe is completely natural. ” It’s normal actually. For me, that’s not a problem. It’s not difficult, I’ve always had perspective on everything, on all subjects. And suddenly I manage to have a step back in my professional life. And I think that the day you can no longer have this hindsight, it’s probably time to change jobs because it’s clearly not compatible“, she recently confided to the microphone of the Borders podcast.
The former champion of France does not keep less a bitter memory of the last Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Consequence of the terrible accident suffered by Julian Alaphilippe. Caught in the violent fall that occurred about sixty kilometers from the finish, the double world champion had finished at the foot of a tree, unable to move. ” He can barely breathe, he is unable to speak. And there, I have a flash that gives me the impression of being the only one to see that he is there, that he is suffering and that the race continues without paying attention to it. I felt like he was gonna stay there, all alone, forever.,” said Romain Bardet, who came to his rescue.
An atmosphere that I hope never to relive
In her commentary booth, Marion Rousse, the companion of the leader of the QuickStep lived a real nightmare. “For the first time, I lost my means because I didn’t know what he had. In general, a fall does not disturb me too much if he gets up, I tell myself that these are the risks of the job. But there, it was an atmosphere that I hope never to experience again”, she told TV Magazine. Quickly, the Northerner would have reassuring news from the native of Saint-Amand-Montrond, transported to the hospital with two broken ribs, a fractured scapula and a pneumothorax.
Marion Rousse obviously has a much better memory of the coronation of Julian Alaphilippe during the last world championships. “The world championship is the most beautiful race that a runner can win, she confided. It was obviously special that he won, but I would have found it also exceptional for any Frenchman. My pass as a high-level sportswoman makes me put her performance into perspective. If he doesn’t win a race, that’s okay, and I’m happy for whoever wins. »
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