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Jean de Biolley


Jean de Biolley


  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Occupation
    Account Manager in a waste recycling company.
  • Residence
    Bierbeek (Belgium)
  • Experience
  • Wing
    NIVIUK Kimber 3P 21
  • Harness
    NIVIUK Arrow P Race
  • Helmet

Antoine Post


  • Nationality
  • Residence
    Castellane (France)

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Why did you choose the X-Pyr?
The Pyrenees are wild and the race is going to be hard. I want to push myself physically and have a swim in the Mediterranean.

What is your greatest sporting success?
Finishing the Patrouille des Glaciers 2022 after 15 hours in hard conditions.

When and why did you start paragliding?
I wish I started sooner but I did my first flight in 2017. Back then I was looking for a new adrenaline provider.

What is your mountaineering experience?
Coming from Belgium, it’s hard to have a solid experience in the mountains. I’ve been coming to the Alps since I could walk. I’ve done several climbs and races over the last years. My main focus has been ski mountaineering in the winter.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
My best sporting memory was when I finished the Bornes To Fly for the first time in 2022. I had an amazing race and brought me a lot of emotion.
Until now I can’t recall a bad sporting memory, I think every experience has thought me a lot in a positive way.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before? Do you have a favourite area?
I was supposed to during the Pyrenees Airtour, until it got postponed. I hope I’ll be able to fly there very soon.

Is there anything you like to see (or not) in the route?
I prefer a signboard on the top of a mountain instead of at the bottom of a valley.

Apart from flying far and walking little, what will your strategy be during the race?
Have a good team spirit, run when I can and keep an eye on the locals.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Running 3 times and biking 2 times a week. A bit of weight training and flying whenever the weather is good.

What has been the hardest part of your race preparation so far?
The hardest part is getting to know the Pyrenees.

What excites you most about participating in the X-Pyr?
The challenge of the race and the beautiful flights I hope to have. Sharing intense moments with my team and creating lasting memories. Learn and progress in the sport.

What worries you the most about the event?
Understanding the weather and the lack of landings in some areas.

How do you know your assistant?
We met during the X-Alps 2023. We were both assisting an athlete. We’ll be racing against each other this year but more importantly we’ll be putting a lot of time in the preparation of this race.

What are your assistant’s main strengths?
He’s smart, competitive, organised and has great leadership.

What advice would you ask of the race veterans?
What are the things you learned about he Pyrenees during your races?

Anything else you like to comment?
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