ALEXANDRE GIROUD(fra) 1.77m / 74kg
footing, quad, moto
SMX Racing, Dragon Distribution, Padilla Sport, Yamaha Team Menduni, Midali, Alliance Matériaux, Alpes Mat, ACMS
2020 : Abandon (7e étape)
2019 : 4e
2018 : 11e
2017 : 11e
2020 : 2e du Rallye d’Andalousie
2019 : 5e du rallye du Maroc (1 victoire d’étape)
2019 : 7e des championnats du monde des Baja
2018 : 2e du rallye de Grèce
2017 : 3e du rallye de Grèce
2016 : 8e du Merzouga Rally
2015 : Champion du monde des Bajas
Dakar is like the Rally raid Olympic Games
For the first time in four participations, Alexandre Giroud did not finish the Dakar last year, due to a blown engine on the eve of the rest day. No matter, Alexandre knows that he must also experience this to continue to improve. Because since his debut on the Dakar, the native of Grenoble had just until then followed a linear progression. After two 11th place finishes (2017 and 2018), he joined the Top 5 in2019. Last year, Alexandre seemed to be heading in the same direction. Aboard his YFZ 700 he won stage 5, the first of his career, and was 2nd overall before he retired. Upon his return to France, he did everything he could to be ready and take his racing to the next level. Alexandre hired a mental coach, in addition to putting in extensive physical training programme. Confident with the capabilities of his quad, Alexandre returns to the Saudi deserts with ambition and enthusiasm.
Last year, I was fortunate to finish in the top three several times and win a stage. Winning is an amazing feeling! The Dakar is the Olympic Games of rally-raiding. Ask Martin Fourcade how he felt won he won! Of course, you are proud, it's like a grail. That is why I do the Dakar. I really liked the stages last year, they corresponded more to my riding style. And then we went through grandiose landscapes, fabulous deserts... This year, I worked hard to be as efficient as possible and to have fun too. »
- Mark : YAMAHA
- Model : YFZ 700
- Performance tuner : Team Giroud
- Assistance : Team Giroud
- Class : G3.1 - 2-wheel drive < 750 cm3
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Giroud is out!
It is a crushing blow for Alexandre Giroud: after 106 km, his engine has given up the ghost! Unable to repair, the French rider who was in second place in the general standings has been forced to make a premature exit from the race.
Giroud gains the upper hand over Vingut
After 85 km, Alexandre Giroud leads the stage with an advantage of 16’’ over Pablo Copetti and 33’’ over Giovanni Enrico. General standings leader Manuel Andújar has conceded just over a minute. Toni Vingut, who led at the first time check point, now trails by 1’35’’!
Vingut buckles as Giroud takes the lead
After leading over the first 91 kilometres, Toni Vingut has lost more than seven minutes after 121 km. Alexandre Giroud moves into the lead on the special, 44’’ ahead of Giovanni Enrico. Manuel Andújar and Pablo Copetti are not far behind, because they only trail their French rival by 1’12’’ and 1’37’’ respectively....
Giroud gets the stage going
The quads have joined the party with Alexandre Giroud leading them out. The Frenchman has kicked off proceedings ahead of general standings leader Manuel Andújar and another pretender for the title, Giovanni Enrico.
Alexandre Giroud has held strong until the end of the day’s special to grab victory. However, the Frenchman only regains 1’12’’ on Manuel Andújar, who has finished second after gaining the upper hand over Giovanni Enrico by merely five seconds! Romain Dutu, who led at the beginning of the stage, has lost more than 22' after 307 km....
The lead switches to Giroud
With one hundred kilometres to the finishing line, Alexandre Giroud has taken the lead, but only by ten seconds ahead of Romain Dutu. Giovanni Enrico still occupies third place, 30’’ in front of general standings leader Manuel Andújar.
Giroud gets going
The winner of the stage on Friday, Alexandre Giroud, was the first rider to start this rain-soaked special. Overall leader Nicolás Cavigliasso will be starting in third place, followed by his main rival in the general standings, Manuel Andújar.
Victory for Giroud
Alexandre Giroud has held steady throughout the special to keep Giovanni Enrico at a distance and grab his third victory of the year, including the prologue. The Frenchman has finished 34’’ in front of the Chilean, but has only regained two minutes over Nicolás Cavigliasso, third on the day’s special, and now trails the Argentinean by 45’22’’....
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