1,000KM in 60 Hours

1,000KM in 60 Hours

Time to get on your bike…

The fifth edition of the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie (GDPL) was launched on Friday morning at 8.15am.

The departure took place at the Baie, in Saguenay, on the dock under a clear blue sky and with music from the popular group U2. More than 1,030 cyclists are now heading to Montreal and will reach the city on Sunday. The challenge is 1,000km to be completed in 60 consecutive hours.

206 teams each containing five members are cycling relays to reach the finish line.

The military base at Bagotville also took part by launching F-18s and some helicopters.

The organization also prepared a surprise for the participants. It was a short video lasting about two minutes where children wished good luck to their fathers for the challenge they were about to begin for Father’s Day.

Many popular figures are participating to promote a healthy life style. Francis Bouillon, presently on the Montreal Canadiens defence line, Patrice Brisebois, and Guy Carbonneau were also there.

The Quebecor Media Group are also involved – making up four teams for this event including the former president, Pierre Karl Peladeau and the sports pundit David Morrisette.

Good luck to one and all.
LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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