• 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).

mercredi 25 mai 2011

Big races coming up/ 10th in Dunkerque FGP


I just finished a 5 week block of training and I am now leading up to Madrid WCS next week.
I achieved some great sessions and have done a massive amount of work.
I feel very good despite a bit of muscle tightness.

At the moment I am on a block where I am building up my tresholds and this is demanding training so it is impossible to keep the massive hours of the base training.
There is time for everything!

I also finished 10th in Dunkerque French Grand Prix, I could have done better as I dropped back one group on the bike losing 30 seconds after a plastic bag got caught in my chain ring.

Anyway, I had one of the fastest run there but still a bit slower than the Brownlee Brothers who finished 1st and 2nd.
Full Results on ipitos/dunkerque
It's always great to race with the Lagardere team alongside cool athletes such as Will Clarke , Jamie Huggett, Ryan Sissons, David Hauss, Steffen Justus or James Elvery.
Next stop: Madrid.


mardi 17 mai 2011

Back on training aiming for London spot

Hello everyone,

First I would like to thank you all for your support and messages after I collapsed during the Sydney WCS.
It happened again like in Kitzbuhel last year!
Following this health scare, I have spend 10 days in hospital with the best specialists to explore my full body.
Fortunately, they didn't find anything wrong with me apart from a strong vasovagal response!
The last few weeks have been pretty mentaly intense but I quickly went back to my momentum and training.
I am now sure to be healthy, I love triathlon and I really enjoy competing against the World's best.
I enjoy everything of what I am doing: A outdoor lifestyle, meeting new people and discovering the World through a challenging performance goal.

Apparently, to be a true champion you have to go through adversity, you have to be able to manage complicated situations and take opportunities when they come to you.

So I am back into my training, motivated to get back to good form building up towards London Olympic Qualification this August.
Cheers Laurent
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