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British and French Triathletes do battle at Château de Chantilly

Launch of Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon sees Brit and French athletes do battle

The cross-channel rivalry had a new battlefront this week with a new triathlon challenge taking place at the magnificent Chateau de Chantilly, France, to celebrate the launch of the second Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon.

A team of GBR elite racers took on an elite FR crack team over a 1500m course in the stunning Grand Canal, the main water feature on the Chateau’s estate. The Chateau de Chantilly triathlon (28th August) is the third weekend event in the Castle Triathlon Series 2011.

The challenge, where the French team were defeated by the GB elites, took place at the Château itself and was marked with a swim race between the two teams. As well as many locals and media cheering the swimmers on, the launch was attended by the Mayor of Chantilly, Monsieur Eric Woerth.

British elites competing in the contest included Tom Room, Adam Grice and Luke Watson. The French team was made up of four members of Chantilly triathlon clubs including Colin Childes, Phillipe Martin, Emmanuel Burnet and Élodie Louvet.

The Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon is set to take place on the 28th August 2011. For more information, and online application, visit www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk or call 01892 870 681.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.