Fresh out of the juniors, 2023 sees the talkative and personable Eglantine make the step up to the WorldTour level off the back of two strong seasons where she took several big results including the European championships, three French titles, plus a silver medal at the World Championships.
Eglantine doesn’t hail from a cycling family as such though, with her grandfather more of a hobby cyclist. Between the age of two and six Eglantine did some classical dancing before taking up running and then eventually cycling.
Her journey into cycling is an interesting one with her brother partaking in the sport and Eglantine following their training in the car; before she then joined the training too. A few months later, her brother’s club wanted to join a competition, but they needed at least one girl to enter so in stepped Eglantine with a “sure I can do that” attitude, getting her licence for one day. She had so much fun that at the end of the day she ran over to her parents and said, “I can do that more often, if you like!”. The rest as they say is history with Eglantine getting her full racing license at the age of 12 and not looking back since.
Not daunted by the big jump from juniors to the elite level, Eglantine sees it as a big opportunity where she wants to experience the biggest emotions in sport and take part in the races that you see on TV – and she will truly be “living the dream.”