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Francois Pervis says That He Wanted To Win Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders

Francois Pervis, the 30 years old French Cyclist who competes in the track cycling category is making preparations for defending three of his titles in the World Track Cycling championships scheduled to be held in Paris which will start from this week.

Pervis, who has earned the title of world’s fastest man, has said that when he was a junior, he showed signs of potentially becoming successful in cyclo-cross category. Pervis has also said that once his dream was to ride in the one day Classics races namely the Paris Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. At the very beginning of his career, Francois Pervis used to ride the road races.

Two of his competitors at that time were Sebastian Turgot, who rides for the Ag2r-La Mondiale team and Damien Gaudin who also rides for the above mentioned team. Another competitor of Francois Pervis was Vincent Jerome rides for the Europcar team. Pervis said that there was intense competition between him and his rivals. He regrets not becoming a professional cyclist at the same time when his rivals became professional riders. He said that when his rivals became professional cyclists, his training was not equal in intensity to that of his rivals, rather it was less.

Pervis said that in the beginning he always fancied riding in the classics races. He never imagined himself becoming a stage winner in Tour de France but he wanted to win the Cobbled Classics races in Belgium just like the 33 years old Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara or the 33 years old Belgian professional Cyclist Tom Boonen. Pervis said that he is not one of the good all rounder cyclists but he was indeed above average in the Cyclo-Cross category. Last year, the French Cyclist became a record holder for being the fastest man to ride 200 metres on a bicycle.