Mirabel, June 5, 2012 - On June 15, 2012, Pierre Lavoie will join experienced, committed cyclists in the fourth edition of the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, an impressive 1,000 km cycling event that attracts participants from across Quebec. Sébastien Roy, Assistant Director of the Centre de formation du transport routier Saint-Jérôme (CFTR) will be participating in the race for the second consecutive year as a member of the Association des cadres scolaires du Québec team. He explained, “If, through my involvement in the Grand Défi, I succeed in persuading my friends and co workers of the importance of developing healthy lifestyles, I will have achieved my personal goal.” Roy is also training for his third Ironman race.
Once again, the CFTR gets involved
As it did last year, the CFTR will provide a tractor trailer that will follow the convoy of cyclists. CFTR Director Bernard Boulé pointed out that it was important for the training centre to get involved in this cause promoting the development of healthy lifestyles to young people and their parents: “The CFTR is pleased to be participating for a second year in Quebec’s biggest health promotion event.”
A spectacular cyclists’ marathon
The 1,000 km race is the “adult” component of the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie. It consists of a spectacular cyclists’ marathon involving more than 900 cyclists, who must cycle in relays behind Pierre Lavoie, who will cycle the entire route from SaguenayLac Saint Jean to Montreal in 60 hours.
The 1,000 km trek is more than a sports achievement. For Pierre Lavoie, this event is primarily a forum for raising our community’s awareness of the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles if we want our young people to have a future.
All profits from the event will be donated to the Fondation GO to support medical research into orphan diseases and provide funding for projects promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles.
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