The Frenchman faces the last 10 days of preparation in the Valencian capital "to know the circuits"
French triathlete Sylvain Sudrie, 2012 Long Distance Triathlon World Champion, will start the 2012 season with his participation in Valencia LD on March 4.
With 10 days to go before this first big event of the year, he talks about his preparation and his expectations:
How are you preparing for Valencia LD?
I feel pretty good. I have worked hard, although I still have a knee discomfort that has not allowed me to train on foot as I wanted.
What do you expect from the competition?
Valencia LD will allow me to finish my winter training and end a period of high volume. It will be the ideal test for the rest of the season. In addition, I am very happy to be able to train in Valencia the previous week, since I am convinced that it is a perfect destination to optimize my fitness.
Have you been able to see the circuits?
Honestly, not yet. But with my stay in the city I will have enough time to get to know them, so I don't worry. Anyway, I already know that it will be a very fast race and that there is a section in the urban circuit of Formula 1!
Do you have your favorite pool to victory?
Miquel Blanchart, Mikel Elgezabal, Raúl Amatriain, Hervé Faure… it is very difficult to have a favorite, especially at this time of year.
Finally, there are many athletes who debut in the middle distance in Valencia LD, what advice would you give them?
It is very important that you control your speed at all times and feed correctly throughout the test. If possible, I recommend recognizing the circuit before competing.