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4 Sep 2021
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Championship ○ London
Vincent Luis is ready to reassert his dominance in men’s triathlon as the ‘King of Super League’ returns to defend his crown.
Luis has had a tricky year so far, picking up an injury shortly before the Olympics which hampered his preparations and performance, but is fully fit and firing ahead of the Championship Series.
The Frenchman is the most dominant athlete in Super League history and all eyes will be on him when the four week back-to-back rollercoaster of action starts in London.
He said: “I feel good and excited. It’s been a while we haven’t raced Super League and now we have a full Series with four races.
“I have to admit I have been waiting for this since the Olympics were done. I am really looking forward to racing Super League, back-to-back races and the crowd fever. I missed it. Since the Olympics I have been 100 percent focused on Super League.
“I was really ambitious leading into the Olympics and I picked up that injury a few weeks prior to the race and I knew it would be hard.
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“It wasn’t really the best race but now it’s my type of racing and I enjoy it when it’s tactical and technical and you have to make thousands of decisions in an instant.”
For Luis the recent focus has been on getting fully fit and ready for the Super League season.
“It’s been two months since I have been back running and have had good sessions and have clocked some big weeks the last few weeks and I have felt no pain. I run pain free and that was my number one goal,” he said.
“I took the time to work on my swim and my bike when I was injured and now I’m really good at swimming so I am going to use that on top of the running shape.”
It’s going to be a full-on month of Super League action with back-to-back races in London, Munich, Jersey and Malibu. Luis believes that plays into his hands.
“People need to have a follow-up on every race, to see back-to-back racing and pick their favourites,” he insisted.
“To keep the momentum is really good and we saw a lot of surprises in 2019 when we raced close together in Jersey and Malta. A lot of people were tired by the second race and I will be looking for that because I can go from race to race quite easily.
“I am confident that I will be building fitness up to the four weeks.”
Luis was drafted onto the SLT Scorpions by Team Manager Chris McCormack and is relishing the prospect.
“The Teams is really good and I followed the draft and all the smack talk they have together. It was fun and nice and a new dynamic and we have a super strong team with Georgia and Cassandre and my good friend Mario with us. It’s a good friendship on top of the racing.
“I think it’s really good and Macca as a Team Manager you can’t ask for much better. He knows how to win races, he knows how to manage ego and athletes and to bring us together and I hope he keeps some champagne in the fridge for afterwards.”
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