The emotion is at the height of the feat. With twenty kilos of luggage each in their saddlebags, a Blues jersey flocked with two stars, a helmet and cans, Mehdi Balamissa and Gabriel Martin, 26, have won their bet: cycle more than 7000 kilometers since their departure. from the Stade de France to Saint-Denis at the end of August and their arrival this Thursday in Doha in Qatar.
The two young French people have well deserved their welcome committee, applauded as it should be by other supporters of the Blues, who came to attend the World Cup. “We just said to ourselves, we’re going to go to Qatar by bike, but we never imagined all that”, says Mehdi in the TF1 JT video at the top of this article. For his part, Gabriel sees a whole symbol in it: “We went from the stage of the first star of the French team, the Stade de France, to the stage of the third star, we hope”, he said.