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11/07/18

The Rollerblade® Speed Team: Success in 2018

After seven months of dedicated training and intense racing the Rollerblade® Speed Team can definitely call 2018 a huge success.  There were more than 30 podiums this season, some of them unforgetable. Under the lead of Ewen Fernandez, the team camaraderie was clearly evident at every race. At the same time, each member improved their individual levels of athletic performance over the seven month season.

It all began in March at several very diverse races. The first win came from Ewen Fernandez at the National Indoors. A few days later the team was outdoors in rainy Treviso, their home turf. It was a completly different race, but the same winner, Ewen, took the win again. Ewen showed it was possible to perform well anywhere and in any conditions : indoor, track, in the rain, hilly marathons, and even at 100k races!


Race after race, the team became stronger and more in sync. The strengthened links between the skaters led them to win the Three Tracks Trophy and to take a silver medal on the track of Heerde (both Europa Cups).

The young guns also proved they were quickly progressing with the team. Doucelin Pédicone won in Madrid and Quentin Giraudeau took medals at the European Championship. Mike Paez solidified his accomplishments by winning various podiums at the Central American Games. To top it off, Guillaume de Mallevoue captured an important win at the Lyon Marathon, as well as fourth place in Berlin.

The Rollerblade® Speed Team won the overall team ranking of the so called Coupe de France Marathon Roller, the inline marathon’s French Cup. It also finished second of the World Inline Cup ranking. Ewen Fernandez concluded the season with a second place in Berlin, a second place at the overall ranking of the World Inline Cup, and a first place at the overall ranking of the French Cup.

We can’t expect from being in 2019!


Season 2018 main results:
March

Ewen Fernandez French national indoor champion
Ewen Fernandez winner of the Italian Cup of Treviso (Italy)
Quentin Giraudeau 2nd of the Italian Cup of Treviso (Italy)
Ewen Fernandez 2nd of the World Inline Cup of Oropesa (Spain)

April
Ewen Fernandez winner of the 3 Tracks Trophee (France)

May
Ewen Fernandez 3rd of the World Inline Cup of Rennes (France)
Ewen Fernandez 2nd of the Europa Cup of Heerde (Netherlands)

June
Ewen Fernandez 1st of the French Cup Rollathlon (France)
Guillaume de Mallevoue 2nd of the French Cup Rollathlon (France)
Quentin Giraudeau 2nd of the World Inline Cup of Dijon (France)

July
Ewen Fernandez world champion of the relay race on track in Heerde (Netherlands)
Doucelin Pédicone 1st of the Madrid Marathon (Spain)
Ewen Fernandez 2nd of the World Inline Cup of Harbin (China)

August
Mike Paez 4 times 2nd at the Central American Games in Colombia
Mike Paez 3 times national champion of Mexico
Quentin Giraudeau vice-European champion of the 15km elimination race and 3rd of the 1000m on track at the European championships in Ostend (Belgium)

September
Ewen Fernandez 2nd of the P2P Pamplona-Punta la Reina marathon (Spain)
Ewen Fernandez 2nd of the Berlin Marathon (Germany)
Guillaume de Mallevoue 1st of the French Cup of Lyon (France)
Ewen Fernandez 2nd of the French Cup of Lyon (France)

OVERALL RANKINGS OF THE WORLD INLINE CUP
The Rollerblade World Team 2nd of the team’s ranking
Ewen Fernandez 2nd of the individual ranking

OVERALL RANKINGS OF THE FRENCH CUP
Ewen Fernandez 1st of the individual ranking
Quentin Giraudeau 3rd of the individual ranking
The Rollerblade World Team 1st of the team’s ranking

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