A sad day for the triathlon 11 November, 2015 Triathlon triathlon, Laurent Vidal, Banyoles The French triathlete, Laurent Vidal, died during the night from November 9th at the age of 31 years for a cardiac stop. He had a long career in the sport of elite. Some of the most out-standing titles that he obtained are the fifth position in the Olympic Games of London in 2012, the seventh position in the World Series in 2013, three times champion of France and many more. Vidal also competed in the Banyoles ITU World Cup, where it rose to the podium to gather the medal of silver in the year 2012; leaving a few very personal words us on what he was feeling on having competed in Banyoles: laurent vidal on racing in banyoles: “it (banyoles) reminds me a lot of home. we have the same trees, the same air – really dry, really hot. it’s the same kind of hills. it feels just like home. it’s actually really cool when it feels like i could be racing at home. it’s awesome. from what i have seen on the drive, it really looked like where i live in the south of france. my grandmother is catalan also, so it’s always special for me to race in spain.” (font: www.triathlon.org) Banyoles Turisme i Esport add to the samples of condolence for Laurent Vidal's family and friendship.