Cyriaque Wagner Ballon


"The team is ready to face adventure"

Pilot: Cyriaque Wagner-Ballon
Nationality: France
Birth Date: 05.17.65
City: Hasparren
Country: France
Job: Trabajos Verticales
Glider: SKYWALK Poison Xalps3
Harness: KORTEL Kolibri
Helmet: SUPAIR Pilot
Assistant: Alexandre Scelsi
Nationality: France
Birth Date: 02.25.79
City: Ayherre
Country: France


What is your greatest sporting success?
A competition in the Pyrenees. I was last and ended up wining with an amazing flight

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started paragliding in 88. I like open spaces and the freedom that this discipline gives you.

What is your mountaineering experience?
My mountain experience is rather modest, but I do regular trekking and a lot of walking with my flying.

What does your typical training week consist of?
10/20 km running three times a week. Strenght training. 2 fast climbs (500/900 altitude gain)and flying as often as I can.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
My best memories are from the season when I was in the Reunion Island team, the training and all the competitions had an incredible team feeling. My worst disappointment was the mistake which brought about my elimination from the X-Pyr 2016.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
I already had in mind the crossing of the Pyrenees , and a friend of mine convinced me to join this adventure.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
Yes, in the X-Pyr 2016.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Yes, I live in the Vasc Country so I free fly north and south of the Pyrenees a lot, and I take part in competitions too.

What will your strategy be during the race?
To keep a steady rhythm and reach the Orhy as quickly as posible.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
Challenge, adventure and team work.

What scares you the most about the event?
Not to finish the race.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
We know each other well. He already helped me during the X-Pyr 2016. He has built up a good experience by being in Nelson Freyman's team during the last X-Alps.