ESPRIT DE MONTRÉAL
The information provided here is intended specifically for athletes competing in the Olympic Triathlon event.
The information applies both to athletes who complete the event individually, or to those who will participate as a team.
The 1.5 km swim takes place in the Olympic rowing basin. The current-free basin is similar to a 2 km long, 100-meter wide and 3-meter deep swimming pool. The water is constantly tested and is rated superior for swimming.
Based on past experiences, the water temperature is expected to be around 21°C (72°F). If wetsuits are not permitted because the water temperature is too high, athletes who still choose to wear their wetsuits can do so, but must compete in the last wave with other athletes who chose to wear them. Their results will still appear on Sportstats.ca but will be presented as a separate group. See last year's results.
- Look for cables under the water normally used for the rowing lanes. Follow a cable and keep yourself in a straight line!
- Upon exiting the water, you must run over the bridge to cross over the runners. Should you have a medical problem that prevents you from climbing the stairs, you may notify the marshall at the swim exit to cross beside the bridge. Runners have the right-of-way and you will have to wait to be escorted across the runners' path.
The 40 km bike portion of the race consists of completing nine (9) laps around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, which is the site of the Formula One Canadian Grand-Prix. The 4.3 km loop has the best road surface in North America.
You are responsible for counting your laps and exiting the Circuit at the correct time. Your lap count will be shown on a giant screen. Your name and bib number will appear on the monitor on lap 5, 7, 8, 9. When you see your name with the number 9, you must exit.
Bib Name Lap Completed
101 Danny McCann 9
Our “pits area" is located right before the hairpin, on the left-hand side of the track. The aid station will only provide washrooms, bike mechanic, and medical personnel. Please discard used water bottles and unwanted items in the designated hock nets around the pits area.
Relay Teams: Whether you are part of a men’s, women’s or mixed team, you must set your bike on the correct bike rack, clearly identified as Triathlon Olympic - Relay Teams. This is where you will exchange your timing chip with your teammates.
Important Safety Notes
Although there is no time limit to complete the bike course, please remember that this is a race. Officials have the right to remove any athlete from the Circuit, if they are considered to be a safety concern for others.
Since the bike course is counter-clock wise on the Circuit, all cyclists should stay left except to pass. Remember to never cut corners, as faster cyclists may be coming from behind. As you near the completion of your final lap, stay right as you approach the hairpin in order to prepare to exit the Circuit.
No Bike Inspection
There will be no bike inspection. You are responsible for the safety of your equipment. Mechanics from MARTIN SWISS CYCLE will be on hand at registration and during the race to help you with any minor repairs or adjustments.
The 10 km run starts at the back of the Transition Area where you will go directly onto the Voie Maritime. Once back on the basin wall, you will circle the Olympic Rowing Basin and complete two (2) laps. The run course is flat and fast and supporters will cheer you on as you run pass the grandstands and the Triathletes’ Village. On your second lap, remember to run straight to the finish line!
Aid Stations: There is one water stop on the Voie Maritime, which will provide water and Pro-Circuit products. As you run around the Olympic Basin, there are three (3) additional aid stations per lap. All stations will have water and Pro-Circuit products.
T-Shirts and Medals
Option 1: Register before July 1, 2021 and get your medal and t-shirt or save $15 by refusing the medal and the sweater. This option will be calculated in the sustainability ECO-TQ of the event.
Option 2: Registration between July 2, 2021 and August 31, 2021, Please note that no medals or t-shirts will be available. This will be calculated into the sustainability ECO-TQ of the event.
If it turns out that we have some surplus, additional medals and jerseys will be on sale on site September 11-12, 2021 for $ 20. No guarantee of size.
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 12
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, please check in your spam folder.
In order to respect privacy laws, we do not publish a list of registered athletes.
Please note that a 75% refund will be accepted before August 20, 2021 11:59 p.m. via an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it turned out that a force majeure event would occur, a 100% refund of the registration fees or a push over to 2022 would be announced prior to the first day of the event.
If you've made a mistake (no one is perfect ;), please send us an email to request any changes.
To cancel your registration, click here.
We will reimburse you 75% of your registration fee if you cancel before Monday, August 20th, 2021 at 11:50 pm. There will be no reimbursement after this date.
Please remember that registrations are non-transferable between athletes.