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Laurent Vidal steals the Tony Dodds Show and his Money at the Contact Triathlon Series

Wanaka turned on a stunning day as thousands lined the lakefront and the bars and restaurants to watch world class triathlon in the latest round of the Contact Tri Series but to their dismay it was a Frenchman who stole the day and took the money from local hope Tony Dodds. Laurent Vidal showed his undoubted world class ability in running away from Dodds and Kris Gemmell on the last of three laps around the tight sprint circuit, with his ears ringing to a ‘Doddsy, Doddsy’ chant as the home fans urged their hero on to greater heights. It was all in good spirit however as the partner to New Zealand star Andrea Hewitt admitted post race that he was ‘49% Kiwi and 51% French’ to the delight of the huge crowd.