Sprints to first ITU World Cup win in Australia
I claimed my first ITU World Cup win with an electrifying sprint in Mooloolaba, just pipping reigning champion Brad Kahlefeldt and another Frenchman, David Hauss, on the line in the first major event of the 2012 season. ( March, 2012).
Winner in Geelong (AUS) for the ITU Continental Cup.
After shadowing with Will Clarke (GBR) on the last lap, I managed to kick away with the finish line in sight. ( March, 2012).
WINNING the "DODDSY INTERNATIONAL",AGAIN!
After 2011, I won again in Wanaka for the Contact Tri Serie in Wanaka over a strong Kiwi field. (january 2012)
2011 FRENCH CHAMPION!
After 2009, I won my 2nd national title. I am really pleased with my victory, it will give me the joy to lead into the Olympics as the French Champion! (September,2011).
MADE THE OLYMPIC SELECTION
I answered the London call and secured my spot for the next Olympic Game by finishing 6th and 1st French in the Olympic Test event(August,2011).
lundi 25 janvier 2010
I quickly found my "Kiwi" routine here in Christchurch. My preparation is going well and my fitness is building up.
I usually swim in the mornings with the QEII squad. It takes me just five minutes walk to reach the Olympic pool who hosted the Commonwealth Games 1974.
For the bike, most of the time I go on the hills to do some strength, apart from on tuesday where I join a huge group for a 90k Racing/training around the bays of Lyttelton. Sunday is the day for long miles with Andrea and mates Brett Dawber, Aaron Billing, James Elvery and co.
The running here is awesome, I live by the bottle lake forest but I also go on the port hills (photo attached) for the miles up to get my legs stronger. Finally, I am doing two treadmills sessions per week. I am finding them great for my strides and to teach myself to run in the heat...Summer has not really arrived in NZ! No worries I love being here.
Everything is keeping me really busy : training and recovery day after day in order to be ready for the upcoming season which I have already set in the calendar.
As in 2009, my goal will be the World Championship Series. Although in 2010, I want to be more efficient on the races that everybody wants to win. My targets will be the Des Moines World Cup and the final round of the World Championship Series in Budapest ... London is coming!
More info in an upcoming news!
The trails are calling me.
dimanche 3 janvier 2010
Even if it's always a bit difficult to leave my family and friends for such a long time , I am really happy being over there.
We spend the first few day relaxing with all Andrea's family and Kiwi friends. Christchurch is such a great place to be, the Port Hills are our playground with their endless trails and empty roads.
I hope you all had a really nice Christmas break and I wish you a great 2010 year!