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 septembre 2011
Just a quick update after my second elite national title.
I am very happy to win my national championship especially after such a long trip coming back from Asia.
I am very glad to grab the "blue,white and red" jersey for the second time after 2009.
2012 will be an important year with the summer Olympics and leading into this event as the French Champion is a great honnor but also it is giving me a extra bit of motivation!
Thanks for all your messages!
Quick summary of the race:
jeudi 22 septembre 2011
After my win in Hannover ( GER), I flew to Beijing for the Grand Final of the 2011 World Champs.
It was the 4th time in China and previously I had some really poor performances there.
The challenge was to end the 2011 World Champs on a high and therefore close my Chinese nightmare ( I mean on the result side!).
Prior the event, I was feeling great and I spent my days training with my team mate David Hauss and both of us were ready to give a great race.
On the same course as the Olympics, I had a way better day than in 2008, I crossed the line in 5th only 30m from 2nd.
I am really happy that I am now able to race my best on the important days, I really well prepared that race after securing my Olympic Spot and it worked again!... Good feeling even if I would have been happy to get into the podium.
The Brownlee bros dominated today but now I can ear their breath, a challenging winter is ahead of me now!
I am not recovering from a stomach bug in order to be ready for the French National Champs in 10 days. Unfortunately, I won't be able to race in Yokohama...
Huge congratulation to Andrea who won the women race!!!
Full Resuts: Beijing Results
Photos: Courtesy of Delly Carr
mardi 6 septembre 2011
After the New Zealand Triathlete & Multisport in august, I am this month on the covert of the French edition of Triathlete Mag.You will find a 4 pages interview where I am talking about my recent Olympic selection, my training, my plans for the future and a little bit more.
Online version available HERE
lundi 5 septembre 2011
On my way to Beijing for the WCS grand finale next week, I stopped in Germany few days to race the last round of the Bundesliga in Hannover.
I had very good few days there and I did some great training in stunning conditions.
The sprint race was the last hit before heading up to China today.
I had good feelings and I crossed the finish line in first with David Hauss my team mate. With this victory, our german Club is crowned German Champion for 2011!
Now I am finishing packing my luggages for my Asian trip. First Stop Beijing before Yokohama.
Haree Hajas - 360 Productionz
All the best Laurent