Baptiste Chassagne won this Sunday in the French Long Trail Championships
It is certain, March 19, 2023 will long remain engraved in the memory of Baptiste Chassagne, the trail runner combloran of adoption, just crowned French champion of long trail at the Cité de Pierres in Aveyron.
It was one of the objectives of his 2023 season for which Baptiste had prepared: the French Trail Championships which took place this weekend in Montpellier-le-Vieux near Millau. In great shape, Baptiste was in the lead throughout the 68 km long course and crossed the finish line first, after 5h33 of racing, ahead of Benjamin Roubiol and Sébastien Maillard. This victory automatically qualifies him for the Innsbruck Worlds in Austria in early June 2023, the next big meeting for the champion.
A great revenge for the athlete who made the choice of reason last year by declining the invitation to the World Trail Championships in Thailand after a busy season marked in particular by a fine 10th place at the UTMB CCC. or even a 3rd place on the SaintéLyon.
Baptiste has also put the queen event of the UTMB in his diary, a big season which promises to be full of great ambitions.