“And suddenly a tsunami of love”. It is with these words on social networks that Marion Rousse announced the very good news about her family. It is indeed this Monday that Nino, the first child of the couple that the former champion trains since last year with Julian Alaphilippe, came into the world.
This birth was scheduled and expected for this day. The time trial was on. Engaged in the Tour de Suisse, the last stage of which took place on Sunday, the world champion had announced (when he was 3rd overall) that he would give up the day before, in order to join the consultant of France Télévisions. The latter had announced “a tornado to come”, hence the echo with “the tsunami”.
Last Friday the Deceuninck-Quick Step rider also celebrated his 29th birthday. The 4th at the Rio Games had also announced a few weeks ago his renouncement to participate in the Tokyo Olympics at the end of the Tour de France, which will begin on June 26 in Brest to be able to devote himself to his family.