One more prize on Guillaume Martin's shelf. This Thursday, the French cyclist, 10th in the last Tour de France, received the Jacques de Fouchier prize, awarded by the French Academy, for his book "The society of the peloton: philosophy of the individual in a group". Published in 2021, this book evokes the sport that is so close to his heart, cycling, which fiercely resembles society, with different social classes, power games, services exchanged and a need for a collective.
Highly appreciated, this work was rewarded by the French Academy, which awarded it the Jacques de Fouchier Prize, "intended for a work or a work remarkable for its subject, its composition, its style, and therefore the author does not belong to the literary professions". In addition to this prize, which was created in 1998, he was also presented with a cheque for 10,000 euros.
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Dressed in a magnificent suit, a far cry from the shorts he is more used to wearing, he enjoyed this prestigious ceremony. He then took part in a conference on "Is sport moral?", given at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. After these prestigious honours, he can now turn his attention to the preparation for the 2024 season, which he will once again compete in the colours of the French team Cofidis.