Written by Philip Beaufils
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At 27, it seems so long ago when Maxime Bonvalet wore the colors of the Piranhas.
today, Engineer at Penley Power StationNow living in Petit-Cox, he hasn’t forgotten his training club.
However, he does not regret his choice to join Mont-Saint-Aignan five years ago.
It was necessary to continue progress and overcome a course. Through hard work and thanks to the advice of Arnaud Chivot, I joined the developing pennant team at the highest French level in triathlon and duathlon. So I don’t regret my choice…
On the podium in Division 1
So this season Maxime Bonvalet participated in all Division 1 events In both categories with the club on the outskirts of Rooney.
He was noticed until he appeared on the pre-lists of the French duathlon team, but it stopped there … for now.
Finished Mont-Saint-Aignan French team 11th in triathlon and 6th in duathlon.
The rankings are unsatisfactory in the eyes of Maxime Bonvalet
Like most teams we had a young group with no foreigners. As promoted, we can be proud of our 11th place (out of 18) with the level continuing to rise. We already knew the duathlon race, and sixth place suited us well there as well.
On a more personal level, Maxime Bonvalet showed great things.
He has twice finished in the top 20 in triathlons, leading the event at Dunkirk.
He honored his colors in the duathlon Climbed the third step of the podium of the round organized by his club in Mont-Saint-Aignan.
However, the most important meeting of Maxime Bonvalet’s season took place in America a few days ago.
He achieved the feat after finishing second in the qualifiers held in Greece last year His ticket to the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
A long-distance event that matches half of an Ironman, its name is in miles, meaning 113km.
So in the program A 1,900m swim, 90km bike course and 21km run With elevation.
9th in the world for 25-29 year olds
Maxime Bonvalet traveled with his family to St-Georges, Utah, the site of the competition, to share and fully experience this special moment.
Especially because, at the heart of a competition with 6,000 participants in various competitions across all categories and about 3,000 among seniors.
An early start with barely 2°C, followed by large temperature swings, nothing but a few minor details will disrupt Norman’s strategy.
Drafting (riding in a peloton) is not allowed, but we formed a small group of four, keeping our distance for most of the bike course. I watched my power meter to control my speed and it went as expected. On the run, at altitude, planning the exact timing was more complicated. So while I’m happy with my bike, I’m a little disappointed with my race performance, although overall it’s positive.
So the Maxim Bonvalet is complete 28th amateur, ninth in 25-29 age group In 350
A first class performance to cap off a great season.
However, Depois doesn’t want to rest on his laurels
I have resumed training after a two-week break. Even if I want to make progress, especially in bodybuilding, the winter will be educational. Above all, I want to avoid injuries and be ready for March and the start of next season.
On the competitive level, Maxime Bonvalet also has lofty goals, admitting he is looking for partners to live his passion to the fullest.
On the one hand, I still want to help my club achieve great results in D1, many top 20 places if possible and why not top 10 for me in triathlon. Otherwise, my priority is to qualify for the European Duathlon Championships. I will do everything to be professional, the solution to go to a very high level.
Maxime Bonvalet could also take part in a few crosses this winter, but only for training.
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