After the elimination of the Yoann Riou/Xavier Domergue duo the previous week, three pairs took the start yesterday evening of an intense race to grab one of the two places for the final of Beijing Express: shocking duos (M6). In each race, the last duo had to draw a black envelope that could be eliminator. Inès Reg and her sister Anaïs, Valérie Trierweiler and her best friend Karine as well as the couple Rachel Legrain-Trapani and Valentin Leonard had to face several major challenges during this semi-final. And one of them was particularly traumatic for the former Miss France.
While they had to go down part of the Kitulgala river in rafting, Rachel Legrain-Trapani and Valentin Leonard had a huge fright. The duo who was 2nd in this event was the victim of an impressive accident when his boat capsized. If they had life jackets to keep them afloat, the former Miss France came close to drowning after being stuck for long seconds under the boat. ” We see the flag, we are super happy. But it still stirs a lot. We try to paddle faster except that there… “, she told the camera.
“ The raft turns around, and there I see Rachel completely stuck under the boat. There is a kind of torrent everywhere, so it’s super complicated. She can’t get out of the boat “, explained his companion. “I’m in a bit of a shock, I’m trying to get back to normal quickly because I’m starting to sob. I was really scared at the time “, confessed the one who had the fear of his life. But despite this big scare, no time to breathe for the pair. “ In my head, the competition is coming back and that makes me think of something else. I’m going back up so I can finally go to the flag “, admitted this competitor who impressed internet users.
If Rachel Legrain-Trapani distinguished herself by her courage during this semi-final, her companion made an impression by deliberately deceiving two of their opponents: Valérie Trierweiler and her best friend. While looking for the sports complex to start the rafting event, the influencer realized that he was not in the right place. By turning back, his duo crossed the ex-first lady and Karine. Competitive, Valentin assured them that they were in the right place before fleeing. “ It wasn’t very fair play (…) It reveals at that time his personality, his rage to win, even if it means putting his head under water for others (…) I tell myself that he doesn’t shouldn’t have been on the Titanic with him”regretted the two friends who were eliminated at the gates of the final.
— M6 (@M6) August 3, 2022
I don’t like Rachel but for once I feel sorry for her, this fall must have been a huge shock#BeijingExpress
— Bloomy (@danya_khaleesi) August 3, 2022
— Yoann Riou (@riouyoann) August 3, 2022
I was afraid for Rachel in the rafting test but luckily she is fine #BeijingExpress
— FabiShow (@fabien_fichaux) August 3, 2022