This year for the first time he traveled the world with the national team, and he proved his climbing abilities in Canada. At the difficult Coupe des Nations Ville Sagueny (), he was fourth behind winner Juul-Jensen (Den). Back in France and fighting with jetlag, he was able to hold up for the first two stages of the Tour de Pays de Savoie (), ending the six kilometer prologue as fourth. On the way to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, crossing the Rosiere, he was third behind a Russian duo. The rest of the race we will politely ignore. The writer feels that he thus won his place as a stagiaire. He was, as part of the National Team, tenth overall in the Tour de l'Ain and far better than anyone of his stagiare team. On the Lelex, he was sixth on the stage, and eleventh on the murderous Grand Colombier, faster than Pierre Rolland, amongst others. His signature on a pro contract is now just a matter of time.