It is with great excitement that I saw Pierre Vaultier take gold in the Sochi olympics in Snowboard cross. I’ve had the pleasure to work with him on a 13 min feature for Red Bull France in 2012, as he was going through a very long and tough recovery after smashing his ankle on a World Cup race. Just as he was getting ready for Sochi he tore his ACL last december. The same fighting spirit that I could document during his previous injury allowed him to compete nonetheless. What a story, and what a great champion. Pierre is also a great character, very professional and kind, so seeing him accomplish his dream of an olympic gold medal has been even more special. Well done Pierre.
Here’s a news piece from l’Equipe 21 talking about his last 2 seasons.