Date of birth:
Nantes (France)
Supercross, Oakley, Isostar France, DN1 Pays de la Loire, Onyx, Alltricks, Cross king,
Mountain bike, guitar, travel
Favourite athletes:
Anne Caroline Chausson


"Magalie Pottier"

I’m 26 years old, I have 2 brothers older than me, I ride BMX and study Physiotherapy school. I started BMX at 6 years old. Won my first world championship at 7 years old. Integrate sport-school at 16 years old. I was substituted for the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, finalist in London 2012 and now I work hard for RIO 2016 Olympic project.


  • 2007: Double European and World Champion in Junior women
  • 2008: World champion in Elite women (24”)
  • 2012: Olympic finalist in London. French and World Champion in Elite women

INTERVIEW 2015.06.25

What are you looking for to accomplish?

I would like to ride my best BMX as I have never ridden, I feel I can progress again…

What would be your greatest achievement?

To get the Gold Olympic medal would be my greatest achievement.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

"Magalie Pottier"

BMX is an outside sport, you need to ride your bike in every climatic conditions, you need to like big jump, high speed and race with other racers in a lap. You need to have tactic and technique.

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

I love riding my bike and manage my emotions in high conditions.

BMX is an extreme sport, I’m really satisfied when I ride and when I succeed my goals.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

I practice BMX at the French Olympic training center in Paris. I never ride alone.

"Magalie Pottier"

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

During my training, I have technical specific session, sprints, and gym session.
Every time, I put all my energy on my training and when my goal is clear I’m very determined.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

"Magalie Pottier"

I learn to manage my stress, when something makes me too nervous, I listen to music or pay attention to my breathing.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My family… because I can’t see them often but they support me every time. 

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Have fun on your bike and enjoy the moment!

What are your future plans?

To qualify at the Olympic Games in RIO 2016.

"Magalie Pottier"

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Enjoy your ride and never give up.