Selection process begins for the Quebec Provincial Games triathlon team this weekend at the Triathlon Scolaire des rives du Saguenay. It is the first in of 13 races where junior athletes can qualify. The 2014 Quebec Games will be held in Longueuil from August 1 through 9. The Games are central to the development of Canada’s elite athletes of the future. Past winners have gone on to make their mark on the international scene. One such athlete is Xavier Grenier-Talavera (champion of the Quebec Games in 2010), who went on to win the Canada Games in 2013 and was the North American Junior Champion in 2014. He is now a member of the National Development Team.
The Games have two categories: U15 and U17 (age at 31 December 2014). Each region will send up to eight athletes to the Games (and two athletes per gender). The race format at the provincial final is a 500m swim, 10km bike and a 4km run for both categories. The individual event will be held Friday, August 8 and the relay event will take place Saturday, August 9. The competitions will be held at Park Seaway St-Lambert.
To qualify for the team, athletes must finish in the top two in their regional selection. To be eligible to participate in the Games, athletes must be a member of Triathlon Québec. Visit: https://www.triathlonquebec.org