Loubineau European Champion 2015

Profile:

Timothy Loubineaud
Age: 20
Place:  Bordeaux
Specialty: hard races
Palmares:

5x French champion (500 / point x2 / elimination / marathon)
3 x European champion (point x2 / relay)
Silver World Championships relay
Winner European Inline Cup junior A

“I am touched by the Cádomotus project”, says 20-year-old Loubineaud. “The products they develop, the teams they support and their inline and ice philosophy fit my ambitions.”

In Gross Greau, Trois Pistes and Heerde, you start racing with the new CadoMotus-Mariani international team. Do you look forward to it?

I'm very excited, it's really an incredible opportunity for me to run with skaters of this level! Guiseppe Bramante, Stefano Mareschi and Crispijn Ariens, they are all phenomenal skaters. It is incredible to roll in a peloton with a World champion and a World medallist of 2015. I am sure that we will work well together. With Mareschi I have a long history, as we have almost the same age. We have raced each other in breakaways, like at Trois Pistes last year. So for me this is just a great honor to team up with them.

Can you already beat the big guns like Francolini and Contin?

I hope that someday I will have the chance to finish in front of them, but for now I do not think that I can beat them. I have big respect for these great personalities in speed skating. I am not going to compare myself to them yet. We will see how things go on the track. However, I hope that one day I will have the chance to be part of these "big guns”.

Loubineaud leads the pack with worlds best marathon skaters


What is your ultimate dream?

My ultimate dream is to be World champion. Our birthday tradition is that we make a wish before blowing out the candles. And my wish has been the same for at least 12 years and it is to become World champion. At the moment it isn’t realized but I do not lose hope and I continue to work hard. So one day I can wear the beautiful rainbow jersey.

Why are you so passionate about inline skating?

I love skating, especially when I see that I'm getting better. It is so pleasant to feel a little stronger every day. Another great part of our sport is the fury in a sprint finish, the stress at the start line, the war that unfolds during the race. I like this sport very much, it is pity that it is not Olympic.

Talking about Olympics, the most obvious way to get there, is ice?

Ice skating is my second passion. Right now I am not really practicing it, but I am studying on equipment and theory. I’m watching all video’s I can find on Youtube of Dutch marathons. I am really impressed by this sport and athletes like Sven Kramer, Gary Hekman, Crispijn Ariëns and Kjeld Nuis. When I blow out candles at my birthday, wishing to become a World champion, this is what I’m wishing too. That one day I will be there, at the ice rink, competing at the Olympic Games.


French junior coach Mathieu Boher trains Timothy for five years already, and continues to do so in the national trainings centre of Bordeaux.
 
Timothy has such a big motivation. Every day he trains harder and harder. But it’s not just hard work. He has very good technical skills. It’s very smooth, agile, and very fast in de corners. Yes, he can become one of the best senior athletes in the World, I am sure.

Timothy leads the Cadomotus-Mariani train