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24 year old Pascale Jeuland was born in Rennes, France. She’s a track specialist and won the World Scratch (a succession of 10km sprints) Gold Medal in 2010. She’s not well known, even in her native France.

“It’s sad, there are less and less French women riding on the Track, I often have to race against the boys. Generally women’s bike racing is suffering. I have the chance to have a professional insertion contract. I can work part time but get paid full time thanks to the French Sports Ministry. But honestly, at the end of the year I’m a bit fed-up. Even if the old people’s home where I work is understanding, when I’m away, I have to catch up my hours. At the end of the day you are washed-up having to always to make up time. We don’t have the comfort of other sports people even if we win medals for France. Juggle training, work, personal life it wears you out. For example, womens teams don’t have big budgets. We travel by train or car. On Monday morning you come back to life after having spent hours traveling. No wonder lots of women give up quick. I’m hoping to continue to the London Olympics but you really need to think of the future”

Interview with Frédéric Sugnot, l’Humanite.

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24 year old Pascale Jeuland was born in Rennes, France. She’s a track specialist and won the World Scratch (a succession of 10km sprints) Gold Medal in 2010. She’s not well known, even in her native France.

“It’s sad, there are less and less French women riding on the Track, I often have to race against the boys. Generally women’s bike racing is suffering. I have the chance to have a professional insertion contract. I can work part time but get paid full time thanks to the French Sports Ministry. But honestly, at the end of the year I’m a bit fed-up. Even if the old people’s home where I work is understanding, when I’m away, I have to catch up my hours. At the end of the day you are washed-up having to always to make up time. We don’t have the comfort of other sports people even if we win medals for France. Juggle training, work, personal life it wears you out. For example, womens teams don’t have big budgets. We travel by train or car. On Monday morning you come back to life after having spent hours traveling. No wonder lots of women give up quick. I’m hoping to continue to the London Olympics but you really need to think of the future”

Interview with Frédéric Sugnot, l’Humanite.

Category: PeopleSingle Speedtrack

Image URL: http://bikechicks.net/2012/01/12/pascale-jeuland/

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