I started paragliding when I was 12 years old

Tanguy Renaud-Goud


Tanguy Renaud-Goud


  • Nationality
  • Birthday
    August 20, 1997
  • Occupation
    Paragliding instructor
  • Residence
    Attignat-Oncin (France)
  • Experience
  • Wing
    NIVIUK Klimber 2P
  • Harness
    ADVANCE Ligthness
  • Helmet
    ICARO2000 Transalp

Tim Rochas


  • Nationality
  • Residence
    Bruson (Switzerland)

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What is your greatest sporting success?
Mmmmh… very difficult to choice. I will say my first place in the St Hil Airtour in 2018.
It was a great race and I really didn’t expect to win!

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started paragliding when I was 12 years old. My parents passed on to me their passion and love for this sport when I was a child. So it was clear and with impatience that I wanted to start flying. I knew I was going to find a feeling of absolute freedom, where you are faced with your own choices, your own analyzes and where you can’t stop making progress.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I have been practicing climbing and trail running for a few years which gives me more and more a taste for mountaineering.
I have done the Mont Blanc several times, taking off from the summit and I also did it in one day in 15 hours from Bionnassay. I also did the Gerbier ridge, a legendary ridge in the Vercors, with a very aerial razor blade passage.
I’m doing a lot of multi-pitch climbing, with AD mountaineering ratings.
I am also practicing ice climbing.
Whatsmore, I am spending a lot of time in mid-mountain ski touring to access the steep slopes. This gave me unprecedented experience in rope technique manipulation, snow science, risk and self management. These are ski slopes with ratings up to 5.2 E4 with rated access for AD mountaineering.

What does your typical training week consist of?
My training depends a lot on the season. Therefore, my typical week in winter is:
– Monday: rest day.
– Tuesday: around 2 hours of cross-country skiing with specific work on raises or fractional work in fartleck or 30s/30s (action/recovery) and 1 hour of running with low intensity.
– Wednesday: in the morning, hike and fly in the snow (1000 meters of elevation gain) and in the evening, 1 hour of muscle strengthening (sheathing work, quadriceps, calves and hamstring strengthening).
– Thursday: ski touring (2 hours and 30 minutes for 1000 meters of elevation gain).
– Friday: rest day.
– Saturday: long cross-country skiing tour of 4 hours.
– Sunday morning: long ski touring/ski mountaineering tour and Sunday evening: 1 hour of muscle strengthening (sheathing work, quadriceps, calves and hamstring strengthening).

My typical week in summer:
– Monday: rest day.
– Tuesday: trail (fartleck or 30s/30s intensity work) and in the afternoon: 45 minutes of muscle strengthening (sheathing work, quadriceps, calves and hamstring strengthening).
– Wednesday: mountain biking (1hour and 30 minutes, specific work on raises).
– Thursday: hike and fly of fast 1000 meters elevation gain (competition pace).
– Friday: rest day.
– Saturday: hike and fly of 2000 meters elevation gain.
– Sunday : Long Road biking tour of 4 to 6 hours.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Surely the race I’m most proud of, the Pre World Cup in Romania. The last round was just crazy. Where all the decision-making was fair, where I managed to dominate the round from start to finish. The final glide, with the glow of the sunset, was an immense feeling of pride. I knew when I crossed the finish line I would win my first big competition.

And the worst sporting memory is surely my rescue at the Bornes To Fly, but I’m happy with the way I remobilized.

Why did you choose the X-Pyr?
Because it’s a hard race, with the best hike and fly pilots!

Have you participated in the X-Pyr before?, How was it?
No unfortunately!

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before? What do you think about them?
Just one time during the Spanish Championships at Castejon de Sos.

What will your strategy be during the race?
The team’s first objective is to finish the competition in El Port de la Selva. The race strategy will be in two stages. A first step to make benchmarks, ensure the options by trying to stay in contact with the head group.
Then, secondly, fly like in World Cup competitions, trying to optimize every line, the slightest thermal, to be the most efficient. Above all, we will not hesitate to take different options from others to make a difference, because by remaining behind others, we are sure to not be able to knock the firsts off the top of the leaderboard.

What excites you most about the X-Pyr?
Fly in the complicated massif 🙂

What scares you the most about the event?
Nothing and everything at the same time! Whatever happens it will be a great experience.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
The members of my team are all very good friends with the different qualities.

Anything else you like to comment?
I love the Twix 🙂

    Without these guys we would not have the race.

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