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Beach volleyball arrives at Roland-Garros

Paul Rouget, Media365, published on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 3:42 p.m.

From September 29 to October 2, the Porte d’Auteuil stadium will host a stage of the Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 circuit, including the debut of the French pair Lyneel-Bassereau.

They are waiting for this moment with impatience. Julien Lyneel and Rémi Bassereau will make their big debut together on the sand on the occasion of the Parisian stage of the Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 circuit, which takes place for the first time at Roland-Garros, from September 29 to October 2.. And the two men intend to gain momentum, already thinking of the Paris Olympics in two years. “It’s so different from the room in behavior, lucidity. We have to find the character of the “beacher” like saving time between points when we are in the hard”, admits, in the columns of L’Equipe, Lyneel, crowned France last season with Montpellier and double-winner of the World League with the Blues after starting on the sand. Rémi Bassereau, who remains him on a coronation in the Challenge Cup with Narbonne, believes he has “perhaps more chances (to participate in the Games) in beach knowing that indoors, it is armored at (his) post” of receiver – striker, like his friend.

And the duo will rub shoulders with the best in the discipline, like the Norwegians Anders Berntsen Mol and Christian Sandlie Sorum, reigning world champions and Olympic champions. Three other tricolor pairs will also be there, with Arthur Canet and Téo Rotar, Youssef Krou and Arnaud Gauthier-Rat, as well as the Ayé brothers, Quincy and Calvin. Among the ladies, three French duos will participate in the event, with Lézana Placette and Alexia Richard leading the way, while Clémence Vieira and Aline Chamereau, as well as Marine Kinna and Elsa Descamps will have to go through the qualifications. For this Parisian stage, which will take place on the Philippe-Chatrier court with tickets from 7 euros and many planned events, the organizers have “seen the big picture, explains in a press release David Donnelly, who oversees the event with his company RnK. We have big ambitions with this mythical site in the city which will host the Olympic Games in 2024. It’s a first edition but our desire is really to install it as an appointment for each start of the school year and to come back every year. And even well beyond 2024.” The appointment is made!

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