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).
jeudi 29 juillet 2010
I am back in the French Pyrénées training for the next round of the World Championships in 2,5weeks in Kitzbuhel.
I wanted to share with you this news, good Job to all the ITU' team and to Leslie Buchanan for this great move.
Details on triathlon.org
The International Triathlon Union today announced that it will institute its own Athlete Biological Passport programme to ensure the most solid testing programme possible, promoting the right of all ITU athletes to fair and clean competitions. ITU is proud of being an international sport federation which implements one of the most-advanced anti-doping programme in the Olympic Movement, joining only a handful of federations maintaining such a programme. Developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Athlete Biological Passport reveals doping indirectly by monitoring selected biological variables, in contrast with the traditional direct detection of doping. “Biological monitoring throughout an athlete’s sporting career should make any prohibited preparation far harder to implement,” according to WADA. The operating guidelines were approved in December of 2009. With the firm commitment to the fight against doping, ITU has been investing substantial resources to its anti-doping mission. The ITU Anti-Doping Regulations and the ITU Anti-Doping Program, which have all been confirmed by WADA, are fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. As shown by annual statistics, ITU athletes have for the most part respected their engagements as athletes to a fair and clean sport. Establishing its own Athlete Biological Passport programme will further reinforce ITU’s anti-doping initiatives and reaffirm ITU’s commitment to clean and safe sport. “We are delighted to mark this important step in the ITU’s fight against doping initiatives,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Since its inception, ITU is increasingly committed to ensure that athletes and everyone involved in triathlon play a part in eradicating the use of drugs in sport. I believe this new programme will further reinforce our commitment, letting the sport and its athletes stay clean and healthy.” “WADA commends the ITU for its decision to implement a longitudinal follow-up program,” said WADA’s Director General David Howman. “The Athlete Biological Passport adds a powerful tool to support the fight against doping in sport. Coupled with other strategies, it makes prohibited preparations harder to implement by those athletes who may take the risk to cheat. We know that the effects of some substances remain detectable in the body longer than the substances themselves. The Athlete Biological Passport Model allows the anti-doping community to exploit this reality through a similar approach to that used in forensic science.”
mardi 27 juillet 2010
A week ago, I was very pessimistic about the possibility of being able to start.
12th at the finish of a race where I could not give anything more.Andrea finished fourth and is holding 2nd in the World Championship ranking.
We're already back at altitude to prepare the next stage of the World Championship in Kitzbuhel (AUT) in three weeks.
For more info, video and results .:. click here.:.
Photos: Maud AG-Facebook
jeudi 15 juillet 2010
For some undetermined reasons I have unfortunately suffered from an bacterial attack (not viral) from the end of last week.
This infectious syndrome requires special treatment and of course, is not compatible with the practice of sport at the highest level. Taking all of this into consideration I've decided not to race this weekends round of the World Championship Series in Hamburg. This was a personal decision, which I made in collaboration with the national team Doctor.
I know how important it is to have a optimal preperation to perform, and so by pulling out of Hamburg I leave myself the best chance to be ready for the London round in 9 days time. This is a great opportunity to race one more time on the course of the next olympics in 2012. That's why if my treatment goes well, a start in the London World Championship Series is very likely now that I have more time to recover .
See you on the start line,
lundi 12 juillet 2010
I did a blood test this morning as I am still unable to train.
I am very frustrated as the World Championship Series was a high priority for me in 2010 and my recent form at Europeans Champs last week end has shown some really good signs.
I will see how I recover and if I am able to get to the start line in Hamburg and also London my goals will be completely reassessed and the focus will be as simply to get some points in order to still have a chance to get a decent overall ranking on the World Championship.
Right now I can't race with my condition but I am doing everything I can to recover fast. Human nature is unpredictable... Will see.
lundi 5 juillet 2010
Yesterday I crossed the line 5th at the Europeans Championship in Athlone (IRL).
In front of a Massive crowd it was really nice week-end of triathlon.
The French Team did well as we come back with 3 medals and 2 top 8 finishes between junior/Elite Women& men.On the elite men's race, Alistair Brownlee (Gold) and Javier Gomez (Silver) were really strong yesterday and they had a great offensive race. Personnally, I am pretty happy with my performance as for the first time since Seoul ( where I rolled my ankle) I felt I could put the hammer down on the run.
With my team mate David Hauss (Bronze) & Joao Silva (4th) we moved up the whole 10k run as we started about a 1min15 after the four leaders .
My fitness is going the right way and the last two big weeks at altitude seems to pay off.I am flying back in the Pyrennees tonight for another two week before Hamburg WCS.
Now it's packing time as yesterday night I prefered to drink few beers in a pub... Enjoyed Ireland!
.:.Full race story & results here.:.