Fabienne Gerard

Height: 5’7”

December Weight: 130lbs

Race Weight: 125lbs

Birthdate: January 11, 1971

Childhood Heroes: “Goldorak, MacGyver.”

Hobbies and Interests: “Reading anything cycling, reading the New York Review of Books, cooking, going to the movie theater, spending time with my family and friends.”

Favorite Movies: “All Kubrick movies, most of Woody Allen and Lars Van Trier movies, Korean movies, The Royal Tannenbaums, any movies with Nicholson.”

Musical Tastes: “Indie rock, electronic music, Digweed, Trentemoller, Billy Jean.” Favorite TV Shows: “No TV.”

Favorite Meal: “Any meal cooked by my mother with my sister’s families around the table.” Favorite Breakfast Cereal: “Kellogg’s Chocolaty Delight.”

Favorite Pre-Race Meal: “A slice of bread with honey.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Changing with the weather.”

Childhood Dream: “To be in the army. Don’t ask.”

First Car: “First and only car: a beautiful stick-shifted green Geo Metro.”

First Job: “In a little flower shop in my hometown village.”

Favorite Vacation Spot: “Majorca on my bike or backpacking in some remote places.”

Pre-Race Feeling: “Tensed. Don’t talk to me.”

Early Racing Memory: “I still vividly remember going hard over Cat’s Paw for the win on my first race at the CRCA women’s clinic.”

Funny Racing Memory: “At Green Mountain Stage Race, my first year racing, a girl suddenly attacked, and then for apparently no reason, she took a left turn on a straight road. We could still see her, and when we passed the road where she took her turn, we all called at her, ‘Come back, come back!’”

Greatest Racing Moment: “Being the Queen of the Mountain at my first Green Mountain Stage Race.”

Most Painful Moment In Life: “Losing my Dad.”

Worst Injury from Racing: “Crashing over a pack of girls, and having some chainring cut my left calf’s muscles.”

Closest Racing Friends: “My Fuoriclasse teammates.”

Funniest Racer: “The Racer, by Tim Krabbe. Real racers in real races are not funny — not in my experience so far at least. Their thoughts in writing can be very funny, though. Read The Racer!”

Favorite Race: “Green Mountain Stage Race. I love Vermont. It reminds me a lot of the place where I grew up in France.”

Embarrassing Racing Memory: “Driving back with my helmet still on.”

Toughest Competitors: “Bernard Hinault.”

Favorite Athletes to Watch: “I love to watch boats of eight rowing athletes. The strength of eight people transformed into fluidity is beautiful.”

Qualities You Most Admire in People: “People being true to themselves.” What You Love Most About Riding Your Bicycle: “Being in the moment.”

If you are interested in more about Fabienne Gerard, please check this interview: http://www.crca.net/2011/09/interview-with-fabienne- gerard-of-the-fuoriclassediscover-chiropractic-cat-1-racer-and-2011-crca-womens-champion/