• 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).

jeudi 28 juin 2012

A month of racing

Management of fitness is something very individual.
2012 is very special compared to 2009/10/11, the major title of the season will not be decided on a series (World Championship) but on a single race, the Olympics.
A one day race brings uncertainty, nothing is ever 100% guaranteed. Obviously and fortunately, it is possible to limit the impact of random factors.

"The most important part of training is recovery."
During the past week I really focussed on my recovery after a cycle where I raced 4 times in 5 weeks.
-27/05/2012: A 11th place in Madrid in the World Series .:. More info .:.
-09/06/2012: A victory over a 11.3km run in Frontignan .
-17/06/2012: A Silver medal at the World Cup in Banyoles (ESP).:. More info .:.
-24/06/2012: 7th place in Kitzbuhel (AUT) in the World Series .:. Plus d'infos .:.
Banyoles World Cup Podium

Obviously achieving such a schedule after a hard block of training is definitely not the best to grab the best results for now but over the years I understood how to get ready for an event.
This year my target is to be fully fit early august and in that sense the past few weeks have been really important.
Nevertheless, I found myself able to grab descent results considering my fatigue.
We are five weeks from the goal of the year (the past four years): the Olympics. Around me, everyone tells me the "last straight", I do not really like that word it makes me think of a sprint while the period that separates me from the race will be anything but not something rushed!
I am confident but aware.

All the best, Laurent.
OTHER-For the second time this year I found myself leading the world ranking "ITU Point List" co-leader with Andrea leading the women!

 ITU Point List World Ranking 24/06/2012

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