Anne-Caroline Chausson

Anne-Caroline Chausson

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:08 Oct,1977
:41 years, 10 months
:Dijon, Bourgogne, France

About Anne-Caroline Chausson

Anne-Caroline Chausson (born 8 October 1977 in Dijon) is a French professional cyclist who competes in bicycle enduro, bicycle motocross (BMX), downhill time trial and cross-country mass start, dual, and four-cross mountain bicycle racing. She is best known for having won thirteen Union Cycliste Internationale senior mountain bike world championship rainbow jerseys, fourteen European mountain bike championships, and five consecutive Mountain Bike World Cup downhill series (1998-2002).

Laureus World Sports Awards:

Anne-Caroline Chausson nominated for the 2003 Laureus World Sports Awards Alternative Sportsperson of the Year. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Chausson competed for France in the inaugural women's BMX event, winning the gold medal.

Career highlights:

1993:Born in Dijon, Chausson capitalized on her previously successful BMX racing career that ended in 1993. Winning the 1993 downhill junior world championship gold medal startet her international successful career.

1994-1995:enjoyed quick success early in her mountain bike racing career and won 1994 still being a Junior her first World Cup race in Cap d'Ail/FRA. Her amazing skills under different weather and track conditions were proofed after finishing 2nd in a muddy and at start level snow-covered Hindelang/GER World Cup. Also Silverstar the same year she was 2nd and this summed up to a solid 2nd overall. 1994, and 1995 two more downhill junior world championship gold medals before matriculating to the senior circuit.

1996: In 1996, when she finished second behind American Missy Giove for the overall World Cup title, Chausson captured the World Champions title, defeating silver medallist American Leigh Donovan and Giove, who would claim the bronze.

1997:Chausson would once more finish second to Giove in the 1997 World Cup overall standings but easily claimed that year's world championship, defeating Swiss Marielle Saner and Finn Katja Repo.

1998:In 1998, Chausson finally overcame Giove, with whom she would battle for nearly a decade, to win the World Cup title and subsequently won the world championship over World Cup bronze medallist Nolvenn LeCaer; she would repeat her double in 1999 and 2000, each time topping Giove for the World Cup title and Repo for the world championship.

2007-2008:In 2007 she resumed BMX racing in pursuit of an Olympic medal in BMX racing which was making its debut in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. This effort was successful when she won the gold medal in Women's BMX. Since the women's medal round was staged before the men's, she became the very first person to win a gold medal in that sport.

2012:After this she returned to mountain biking to focus on enduro racing. In 2012 she won the seven day long Trans-Provence Enduro Race.

Anne-Caroline Chausson Achievements

MX Olympic champion:

Chausson was chosen to represent France in the inaugural women's BMX event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, with Laëtitia Le Corguillé. She became the first ever Olympic gold medal winner in BMX racing after winning the one-round final, while Le Corguillé took the sr medal after British rider Shanaze Reade clipped Chausson's rear wheel and fell in the final turn.



BMX Olympic Champion: 2008

Mountain biking

Junior downhill World Champion: 1993, 1994, 1995

Senior downhill World Champion: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005

Senior dual slalom World Champion: 2000, 2001

Senior four-cross World Champion: 2002, 2003

World Cup downhill series winner: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

World Cup dual slalom series winner: 2000

World Cup four-cross series winner: 2002