LINCOLN Yannick < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Mountain Bike
CGA Mauritius   
Gender Men
Born 30 Dec 1982 in Curepipe, MRI
Height1.87 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Aurelie Halbwachs, daughter Lana [2015]
Residence Curepipe, MRI
Occupation Personal Trainer
Languages English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up cycling at age six.
Why this sport? His father introduced him to the sport. He was also involved in basketball, football and horse riding but decided to take up cycling. ''It was a complete sport, which was closer to what I wanted.''
Club / Team Moka SC-Synergy: Mauritius
Name of coach Bertrand Carabin [personal]
Training Regime He trains three hours in the morning before he goes to work.
General Interest
Nicknames Yan (Instagram profile, 2016)
Hobbies Cooking. (sport.defimedia.info, 01 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 2005 Tour of Mauritius. ''I still get goosebumps when I think about it.'' (lemauricien.com, 12 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol Spanish cyclist and five times Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain. (lemauricien.com, 12 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours He was named Sportsman of the Year 2005 in Curepipe, Mauritius. (5plus.mu, 2005)
Other sports He is also a mountain biker, and won a gold medal in the marathon race at the 2016 African Continental Mountain Bike Championships in Lesotho, South Africa. (inthebunch.co.za, 01 Apr 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 20 Apr 2014)
Famous relatives His wife Aurelie Halbwachs has also competed in road cycling and mountain biking at international level, and took part in the road cycling race at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. His younger brother Christophe competed in the cycling road race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, but did not finish the race. (5plus.mu, 12 Oct 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 20 Apr 2014; sports-reference.com, 2012)
Other information RACE ORGANISER
He has organised the Omnicane Southern Tropical Challenge mountain bike race in Mauritius since 2009. (dirtjam.co.za, 13 Jun 2013; marathonmtb.com, 12 Nov 2012)