• 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).


    After 2011, I won again in Wanaka for the Contact Tri Serie in Wanaka over a strong Kiwi field. (january 2012)


    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).


    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).

dimanche 21 février 2010

Takapuna Tri Serie - 2010 Kick Off

Hi everyone,
After 7 weeks spent in Christchurch, I headed up to the North Island last thursday for the first race of the season, the NZ Tri Series at Takapuna Beach.
Andrea and I arrived in Auckland three days before the event, we had good times there celebrating my 26th birthday and meeting up with some friends up there.
On sunday, everything was poised for a great race: the heat, technical course, good field and a large crowd.
We started at exactly 4:55pm, I exited the water up the front but still few seconds behind the leader Dylan McNiece. The ten laps on the bike were tight & fast and reminded me how intense our sport is!
I lead the first few hundred metres on the run and stayed with the leaders until 1km to go when I dropped to 5th. With 400m to go I regained energy, surged and passed Clark Ellice and Tony Dodds.
Kris Gemmell won, Ryan Sissons grabed silver and I finally took bronze, repeating Andrea's result in the girls' race.
I hope if you watched the race live on TV1 you enjoyed it. it was a great kick off for the 2010 season, everybody is already sharp down there. It is really exciting for the upcoming big races.
I am now on my way to Wanaka for a three week altitude training camp with all the Kiwi Squad.
Sweet as! Laurent.
.:.More from the race.:.

dimanche 14 février 2010

Ready for 5 weeks away!

I am spending my last few days in Christchurch before spending 5 weeks away: First for a race in Auckland followed by 3 weeks at altitude for a training camp with the Kiwi team and ending with the Oceania Championships in Wellington mid march.
My training has been good and the last few days were epic! The wind picked up so strong on the Port Hills, I literally got blowned up and flipped over into a bush on the other side of the road! It was a weird feeling to be unable to control my bike!

Anyway, I am good and really happy to be getting back on a start line . Watching the winter Olympics these days make it even more exciting! The french are doing a great job: 2 golds today and a bronze yesterday. What else?!

Cya Laurent
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