Ask the athlete - Julien Absalon

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Students from Julien Absalon's old school, Lycée André Malraux, join up with the Olympic gold-medal winning mountain biker after a training session.

As well as questions about his training regime, the pupils quiz Absalon on his time at school and growing up in the tiny village of Raon-aux-Bois.

The students produced the film for the benefit of their Olympic Dreams Network partner school in the UK - and even provided the English subtitles!

The Thomas Lord Audley School in Essex, UK, is twinned with Julien's old school, Lycée André Malraux, through the BBC and British Council Olympic Dreams Network, and you can follow Julien Absalon on World Olympic Dreams.

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