Florent and I met the year before my European Young Rider Championships. He was my driving force, my motivation and my balance. I admire Florent, the athlete he is and the person too.
He had his European championships a few weeks after mine and I can say that it was largely thanks to him that I found in me this desire to fight to be in the 5 French riders. I wanted to give the best of myself and he was always behind me, it was my booster.