Laurent Dubreuil has just had the best year in his long-track speed skating career. Over the past twelve months, the Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon native has pushed his limits, whether by winning the first world championship of his career or by multiplying podiums in the World Cup. Laurent is the best skater in the world in the 500-metre event and will represent Canada at the Beijing Winter Olympics in February 2022.
Laurent Dubreuil has put in one spectacular performance after another, shattering all Canadian speed skating records this year! And when you’re that fast, you also have to wear performance clothing, cut with the precision of a skate blade.
That’s how we had the chance to meet Laurent Dubreuil at our Surmesur boutique in Quebec City to design a look adapted to his speed and lifestyle. Laurent and his stylist worked on custom clothing that genuinely represents him, always selecting modern and refined high-performance fabrics.
A style to match his ambitions
During his most recent visit to the Surmesur boutique in Quebec City, Laurent Dubreuil and his stylist worked on two main outfits offering maximum versatility for his champion look.
First, a classic, timeless navy blue suit cut from a rich, lightweight, durable wool allows him to look his best for everything from TV interviews to recognition events.
Then they had fun creating a mixed ensemble of a sporty soft flannel check jacket, paired with a black bamboo shirt with a mao collar and burgundy trousers to give his outfit a sportier look!
We can already tell you that Laurent Dubreuil will be one of the best dressed Canadian athletes when he returns from the Tokyo Olympics. We can’t wait for you to see his new style, and who knows, maybe with a gold medal around his neck!
Laurent Dubreuil dreams about skating even at night
In the world of speed skating, his talent has always been undeniable. The years have passed, but his love for his sport has remained unwavering. “Every other night, I dream of skating,” he admits, with great pragmatism. I frequently review my previous races to see where I can improve in my spare time. I don’t feel like I’m working.
Those who have watched him for more than ten years are not surprised by his international successes. Dubreuil finished tenth at the World Championships in 2011, when he was just 19 years old. He finished second at the World Sprint Championships four years later.
The Quebec City skater continues to progress, but it is not until 2021 that he finally reaches the top of his sport. After two months off the ice, Dubreuil won four World Cup medals and his first world title in the 500 metres in the Netherlands in February. He added a bronze medal in the 1,000 metres to his outstanding record, a distance he is less accustomed to.
This autumn, Laurent Dubreuil continued his momentum with the World Cup circuit’s significant first part of the season. He had an almost complete stranglehold on the 500 metres, with eight podium finishes in eight events, including two gold medals, which is rare.
Dubreuil demonstrated his enormous talent last month in Calgary, finishing the 500 metres in under 34 seconds for the first time in his career. He had long wanted to add this feat to his resume. His performance of 33.77 seconds makes him the second-fastest skater in history, surpassing Jeremy Wotherspoon’s Canadian record from 2007. Dubreuil improved on his lifetime best by 28 hundredths of a second, a significant increase. It was a near-perfect race. It was a fantastic day,” he said.
Laurent Dubreuil is always at his best
Laurent Dubreuil has been the most successful long-track speed skater globally over the past year. “It’s been a crazy fall, he admits. This is without a doubt the best skating year I’ve ever had.”
We are thrilled to dress such spectacular and fantastic humans and athletes as our dear Laurent Dubreuil. The entire Surmesur team is behind you, and we wish you the best of success at the 2022 Winter Olympics and for the rest of your brilliant career.
SURMESUR IS PROUD TO SUPPORT LOCAL ATHLETES