The age old, cross-channel rivalry is set for a new battlefront at the Markel sponsored Château de Chantilly Triathlon this coming August bank holiday weekend. Taking place on Sunday 26 August, a team of British elite triathletes plan to race head to head against a crack French team.
The Château de Chantilly Triathlon is the French leg of the Castle Triathlon Series. The race provides an idyllic setting for a challenging race with the swim venue, the 2.5km Grand Canal, overlooked by the stunning Château and its gardens.
British elite, Rhys Davey commented “It’s fantastic to be heading over to compete in the Château de Chantilly triathlon, I’m sure it will be a superb occasion much like the previous Castle Series races that I have competed in.”
Race Director, Brian Adcock added “There is a strong pool of talent among the elites planning to race on 26 August so this should make for a challenging race on the day. It’s great to attract more elite athletes to the event, and hope that it also encourages youngsters and those new to the sport to join in.”
Adcock continued, “2012 is a legacy year, with the Brownlee brothers inspiring the nation and we have seen this reflected in our registration figures. The Château de Chantilly Triathlon has grown by a third this year with a cross section of participants from the UK, France and even the US entering the wide range of race formats available.
“We’ve seen the biggest elite registration since opening and are getting the critical club support on which the series thrives. We are also delighted with the number of newcomers, entering a triathlon for the first time, in what is the fastest growing sport in the world.”
The Château de Chantilly Triathlon is the fourth of the five Markel Castle Triathlon Series weekend events to take place this year. Each race offers a high quality, competitive and safe event set in beautiful grounds and truly spectacular surroundings. 5,000 who took part in the 2011 series.