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.