– On November 16, the team of 3 raiders composed of Bastien Michau, Race Director and responsible for the race course of the Raid International Gaspésie, Daniel Poirier, head of television production of the RIG, and Arnaud Boisvert, athlete of the next generation who participated 2 times at the RIG, and Patricia Desgagné (as assistant), head of international relations and communications for the RIG, flew to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to participate in the first edition of the RUTA MADRE EXPEDITION RACE organized by Javier Barreda of Yeti Adventure and his team.
This participation allowed the organizers of the RIG to live the experience of an adventure raid from the point of view of the participants and to experience the emotions lived by the athletes and their support team ... First observation: it is much more relax from being on this side of the stage rather than behind the scenes of the organization!
But RUTA MADRE was an intense high-caliber experience, where orienteering skills and great knowledge of the ropes and canyoning of Bastien Michau proved to be essential to successfully complete this race. The great experience in International Raid and the strength and endurance of Daniel Poirier have also been of great help to plan the race and to pull his teammates on a steep rise of 18 km bike, such as the impressive fitness of the young Arnaud Boisvert, 22, skimo skier and adventure racer, with a participation in the RIG 300 Km and a victory at the RIG 150 Km in 2017. It was for him a very first experience on an international raid. The team was assisted by Patricia Desgagné, whose knowledge of Spanish was very useful, especially when maps were distributed ... and it was realized that no checkpoints were on the map and that they needed to be put in the mitt, while listening to the descriptions and indications for each of them, orally given, and only in Spanish ... no road book! Fortunately, we also had two Mexican assistants, Javier Barreda, super driver and his pick up, and Eduardo Hugues Gudiño, who spoke excellent French.
The area around the village of Santiago, where the raid took place, is full of beautiful canyons with turquoise water. The organizers, canyoning guides, exploited them well, and the competitors spent 8 hours in canyons, climbing cliffs, rappelling, passing slides and jumps.
(Team Raid International Gaspésie coming out of canyoning)
The start was given at midnight on Saturday, November 20th, and the RIG team crossed the finish line at 11 pm on Sunday night, after 23 hours of non-stop racing. They were warmly congratulated by the first-place Mexicans, who knew the field very well with the following comment: "Well done guys! You have not even been afraid of snakes! Impressive because the place is full of rattlesnakes and coral snakes ... But fortunately, it was a little cold so we did not see any. " … Ah, yes?
Congratulations to the Yéti Aventure team for organizing this first memorable edition of LA RUTA MADRE EXPEDITION RACE, and thank you for the exceptional welcome we received. We are now waiting for the Mexicans in Carleton-sur-Mer for the Raid International Gaspésie 2018! The Vertimania mixed team and the CAE men's team earned an entry for the RIG in the draw for two entries for the raid. Nos vemos en Gaspésie!
To live the adventure of the RIG, here is the TV show of the RIG 2016: https://vimeo.com/201957231
For additional information: www.raidinternationalgaspesie.
The RUTA MADRE EXPEDITION RACE and the RAID INTERNATIONAL GASPESIE are part of the OUTDOOR WORLD TOUR series set up by German Cuevas. The RUTA MADRE EXPEDITION RACE will be back for a second edition in November 2018.
Here is the Teaser 2017.
For more information: http://www.
(Eduardo and Javier at Las Adjuntas Transition)
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