The "Big Bear" took part in the Pierre Lavoie Grand Challenge last weekend, a major event in the province that began in 2008 but has roots going back more than a decade. Lavoie, a Canadian triathlete, began to raise awareness for lactic acidosis, which took two of his children. Besides that, it also now raises money and awareness to children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
The entire video with Latendresse is in French but thanks to our resident French-Canadian expert Felix Levasque, here is the gist of the interview:
Well, he says he sent an email to the organization to see if he could participate this year. At first, he wanted to do it with his brother (Olivier Latendresse) but that didn't work out. Both should participate next year. Then, he describes his team and tells who are his teammatesIt's an admirable achievement for anyone to do and I say that as someone who is big into cycling. The charity aspect aside, one has to be in great shape to bike 1000 km over 3 days and it's a different workout. Best this also shows how far Guillaume has come from a season-ending concussion in December(of which he was cleared by team doctors today).
(h/t to Felix Levasque with some French-English translations)