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Maximilien Drion

Maximilien Drion is a young Belgian who you are likely to meet in the mountains around Vercorin. Indeed, this is his favourite playground where he practices ski-mountaineering and mountain running. Find out more in his portrait below.

PERSONAL FILE
First name, Last name : Maximilien Drion
Age: 24 years old
Origin: Brussels, Belgium
Sport: Ski mountaineering and mountain running
Diplomas: High school diploma and Bachelor in economics.
Education: Master in management

CAREER
1997-2007: Tennis and gymnastics at school
2008: Moved from Brussels to Valais
2008: Unihockey in the club of Vercorin and start of running
12.2008: First run, without training, over a positive difference in altitude of 400m, won ahead of the Swiss 1000m champion.
Since 2009: Member of the Sierre athletic club
2009 : 2nd place in the annual cycle cross (7km).
2009 : First ski touring outing. First race at the night climb of the Mont Lachaux Trophy in Crans-Montana.
2010 : 1st place in the annual cycle cross (7km) and obtained the cycle record since.
2010-2011 : Beginning of ski mountaineering.
2013 : Representation of Belgium at the World Ski Mountaineering Championships (results: 9th, 8th and 6th in the cadet category).
2014 : Member of the Mountain Performance ski mountaineering centre
2017-2020 : Several podiums in the world cup in the U23 category
12.2020 : Races among the elites and increase in power during the winter season 20-21.
2020-2021 : First victory in the ski mountaineering world cup.

WINTER CALENDAR 2021/2022
16-19.12: World Cup Ponte-di-Legno (Italy) / Sprint - Vertical - Individual  
08.01: Swiss Championship Crans-Montana / Vertical
15-16.01: Andorra World Cup / Individual - Vertical  
27-29.01: World Cup Morgins (Switzerland) / Sprint - Individual  
03-05.02: Albosaggia (Italy) World Cup / Sprint - Individual  
09-13.02: European Championship Boí Taüll (Spain) / Sprint - Vertical - Individual  
24-27.02: World Cup Turkey / Sprint - Vertical - Individual  
09-12.03: Pierra Menta (France) / Team race (participation to be confirmed)  
17-19.03: Madonna-di-Campiglio World Cup (Italy) / Vertical - Individual  
31.03 - 02.04: World Long Distance Team Championships - Tour of the Rutor (Italy)  
06-09.04 : World Cup Flaine (France) / Sprint - Vertical - Individual  
30.04 : Patrouille des Glaciers Zermatt-Verbier / Team race


RESULTS WINTER 2021/2022
16.12.21: World Cup Ponte-di-Legni (Italy), sprint -> 5th elite
17.12.21: World Cup Ponte-di-Legni (Italy), vertical race -> 17th elite
19.12.21: World Cup Ponte-di-Legni (Italy), individual race -> 19th elite
28.12.21: Montée de la Foilleuse (Morgins, Switzerland), vertical race -> 2nd elite

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Maximilien Drion
3967 Vercorin
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