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 9 juin 2011
12th in Madrid World Champs Series
"Vamos Vidal, vamos, vamos vamos!"
It was pretty exciting to hear so much support from the spanish crowd during the Madrid legs of the World Championship Series.
I was quite nervous before the race as it was my first "big one" since the Sydney scare.
I must say it went quite well apart from my swim, a few second too slow to make the 12 athlete breakaway on the bike.
I worked my hardest to chase the leaders but it didn't work, the Brownlee brothers and Javier Gomez were to strong yesterday.
Fortunately, I had a great run ( 4th fastest of the day) alongside Steffen Justus ( Second at World Champs last year) and David Hauss, my team mate from France.
Full results on triathlon.org/madrid
It felt quite good to be able to stretch the field and catch some athletes from the lead group.
Well, it seems I am back even if I am looking for better results towards the season.
Ps: Andrea got 4th in the women's race and stays 3rd in the WCS ranking!
Next stop, Kitzbuhel in two weeks.
Photo courtesy of Delly Carr