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ON DETAIL: ALEX CIUHANDU / MONICA CIUREA

“I enjoyed the first edition a lot, so I’m looking forward to the second one”

Pilot: Alex Ciuhandu
Nationality: Romanian/Hungarian
Birth Date: 22.11.1990
City: Allevard
Country: France
Job: Paragliding Instructor
Web: Alex Ciuhandu
Glider: NERVURES Diamir
Harness: NERVURES X-Pyr
Helmet: ICARO2000 Transalp
Sponsors: Nervures, Skyfly, Icaro2000, Brauniger, Naviter
Assistant: Monica Ciurea
Nationality: Romanian
Birth Date: 27.10.1981
City: Allevard
Country: France

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
13’th place at the 2010 European Championship

When and why did you start paragliding?
When I was 15 my father taught me how to fly.

What is your mountaineering experience?
Crossing the Pyrenees in the first edition of X-Pyr.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Hiking, skiing, bicycling

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Best: making cross country flights together with my wife
Worst: loosing someone in a competition accident

Why does the X-Pyr interest you?
I enjoyed the first edition a lot, so I’m looking forward to the second one

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Yes

What will your strategy be during the race?
Enjoying the race

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The adventure

What scares you the most about the event?
The risk of accidents

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
She’s my everyday life supporter

Anything else you like to comment?
See you soon!