Quick Questions with Mila Monnanteuil

Name: Mila Monnanteuil
Socials: @milamonnanteuil_bmx
Age: 16 years old
Hometown: Lille, France
Sponsors: Speedco, Avian, Kenny, Specialized, HT, Sarbacane, Skoda, Crédit Mutuel and Krys

What is your BMX origin story – How did you get into BMX? One day when I was 4, my dad and I were walking in the BTWIN Village in Lille and there was a BMX track. We just spent 15 -20 minutes watching people practicing and then we left. 2 years later, I asked my dad to try BMX. He has some friends who practiced BMX FREESTYLE so he thought that I wanted to try BMX FREESTYLE and I said “no dad I want to try BMX RACE” like we saw last time… So, we went to the BMX track and I did my trial and I absolutely loved it !!! I never stopped !!

What languages do you speak? French of course, English and a bit of Spanish


Your top three tracks: 

  1. Sarrians (FRANCE)
  2. Papendal (NEDERLAND)
  3. Zolder (BELGIUM)

Top three songs to get you pumped

  1. Pretender (FOO FIGHTERS)
  2. The Kill (30 seconds to Mars)
  3. Best of you (FOO FIGHTERS)

Two people who inspire you and why:

  1. Lewis Hamilton because he is really good in Formula 1 but especially because he has a big heart, he is sensitive, and humble, he defends loads of causes like racism, homosexuality and also because I know how a good person he is. I am so excited to go and see him at the SPA Grand Prix end of this month !!
  2. Mariana Pajon of course, I love her so much since I started BMX. I always wanted to be like her, she is a fantastic person and she is so good at BMX. One day I would like to be as strong as she is! 

What is a trend in BMX you want to stop seeing? I don’t generally see any problems with BMX. I think now girls are much more respected which is a good thing. If something would have changed, it would be the equality concerning the price money between Women and Men. 


How do you spend your days off your bike? I like to spend time with my friends and my family and also Taylor, my dog !!! I like writing, reading and listening to music. 

Favourite person to train with? It is not easy to choose just one person so I want to say XE team, Alexis my coach and my dad (best supporter) !!!

What race shoes do you wear? I wear Specialized S-works shoes. They are the best shoes I’ve ever raced !! 

What race pants do you wear? I wear Kenny’s pants and more precisely EVO-PRO pants. They are so comfortable.

Most inspirational quote: Never give up !!!

Best advice given: First, enjoy riding !

Your biggest fear? DEATH!


Your proudest accomplishment? Honestly, I’m proud of a lot of things but this summer has been amazing. I actually had a bad season start, but with personalized training, I became better and better. I ended the Springtime French Cup with two mains and a 3rd place, then I finished 3rd at the European Championship (CRUISER), 3rd at the French Championship Time Trial, 3rd at the French Championship (CRUISER) and finally 3rd at the World Championship (CRUISER). So I’m proud of myself for never giving up.

Three guilty pleasures:

  1. BEN & JERRY Peanut Butter and Cookie Dough Ice Cream 
  2. HARIBO Stuff
  3. Apple Cider

Your worst habit? When I’m scared of a new jump, I really take too much time before doing it and when it’s finally done, I am mad at myself realizing how easy it was. I should think less and act quicker.

If you could hire someone to help you in some sort of aspect of your life, what would it be? If I could hire someone to help me, I would definitely choose Lewis Hamilton to be as good as him and to be such a respectful person.

Your top three future goals you want to achieve: 

  1. To be World Champion 
  2. To participate in the Olympics 
  3. To live in the USA with my family

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