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 11 juillet 2011
I am now back in my hometown Sète preparing the London Olympic Test event in 4 weeks time.
I have oriented my season all around this race. To secure an Olympic spot I will have to finish in the top 8.
This race is basically the most important of the year for all athletes from all over the world, as securing a start in London 2012 Olympics is a big deal in order to perfrom there.
I am getting ready to face adversity and I am expecting a very hard race.
My build up is going well and my recent results are going in the right direction.
I have been racing 4 times in 5 weeks and took 12th in Madrid WCS, 6th in Kitzbuhel WCS, 7th at European Champs and 2nd at the Garmin Alpen triathlon.
I decided not to do the German leg of the WCS in Hamburg in order to prepare London at my best. This is not an easy choice and I know I will lose places on the world ranking but I want to put myself in the best position to have an olympic ticket.
I am currently training for it and I don't need to say that the hammer is down.
All the best.
samedi 9 juillet 2011
It was the toughest course I have ever experienced in a race situation including a 10k run at 1200m altitude on very hilly trails.
I finish my racing block quite tired but with a very good feeling to build up towards London Olympic selection in 5 weeks time.
For more photos of the weekend you can go on my facebook fan page otherwise you can watch the video below.
jeudi 7 juillet 2011
Six days after Kitzbuhel WCS, European athletes challenged themselves in the north east of spain in front of a massive crowd to claim the European title.
Unfortunately I felt pretty flat on the run and was unable to play with the medal contenders.
I reached the line in 7th, another solid race before my last one next week in Germany for the Alpen Garmin Triathlon which will end my block of 4 races in 5 weekends.
Check results on triathlon.org/pontevedra
Photos: Courtesy of C.Guiard