50 km Bike Race

For the first time this year, the organizers of the Esprit invite athletes to participate in the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve - CGV - FONDO 50 km during the weekend of the Montreal Esprit Triathlon. On Saturday, September 8th, the Circuit will be closed to traffic and will be reserved for cyclists aged 16 and over enrolled in the Esprit. We ride on the Circuit counter-clock wise in order to take full advantage of the winds and make this your fastest ride! 

ONE Wave Start @ 2 p.m.

Details of the race:

Note: We are still finalizing the details of this very first race. If you have any questions, please send them by email to [email protected].

  • Maximum 200 athletes
  • Individual event
  • Drafting allowed
  • Normal road bikes
  • Awards:
    • 1st place overall
    • 1st place women
    • The fastest lap - men
    • The fastest lap - women

Taking part in the race will give you:

  • Exclusive access to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (no cars or inline wheels)
  • Giant screen for counting laps
  • Snack after the race
  • Racing t-shirt




Race Kit Pick-Up

It is recommended to pick-up your race packet, on Friday before the race in the Cafeteria at the Olympic Basin. See full schedule here. If you cannot make it, please make sure you arrive at least two hours before your wave start time.

Timing Chip & Body Marking

You must pick-up your timing chip at the green Sportstats tent on race day only near the big white tent. The chip has to be worn on the ankle and returned at the finish line. There will be a $75 fee if you do not return your chip.

There is no need for body marking if you are only doing the bike race. Make sure your bike sticker is clearly visible. 


All finishers will receive a finisher's medal and will be able to print a certificate after the race.

Additional awards will be given to:

  • 1st place overall
  • 1st place women
  • The fastest lap - men
  • The fastest lap - women
  • 1st team - times of 4 out of 5 athletes will be counted to determine the fasted winning team

You will receive a light snack after the race.

Toilets & Showers

The Athletes' Quarters have been fully renovated in 2016. We now have access to brand new toilets and showers. On the cycle course, there are 2 port-o-johns located at the “Pits Area”. On the run course there are 2 port-o-johns at the far end of the basin. There are many indoor toilets at the Garage Grand-Prix on the north side of the basin.

Medical / Massage

Our medical staff will keep an eye on our athletes throughout the race. The medical staff has the right to stop any participant during the race for his/her own safety. However, please remember that if a medic stops you, or if you receive medical attention on the course, this does not mean that you will be disqualified.

Please note that we will have numerous "first responders" circling the course. The main medical area with our race doctor is located in the Athletes' Quarters close to the finish line.

In order to receive a massage, you MUST take a shower first (available in the Athletes' Quarters – long grey building along the finish line). Massages will be available near the awards tent for all triathletes for a minimal fee.