The 2022 Défi sportif AlterGo is just around the corner! Who will stand out and win the honors? Here are some suggestions of athletes to follow during the event.


Boccia – Philippe Lord

Philippe Lord prépare son coup au boccia à Lima en 2019.

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Having won the gold medal at the 2021 Canadian Championships with his teammate Marylou Martineau in the BC3 Duos category, Philippe Lord is one to watch in boccia. The young recipient of 7 Loto-Québec grants dreams of representing Canada at the next 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.


Wheelchair Rugby – Team Québec

Mélanie Labelle et l'un de ses collègues essaie d'intercepter le ballon au rugby en fauteuil roulant.

Photo credit : Défi sportif AlterGo 2018

Several Quebec members of the national wheelchair rugby team will be showing off their skills from April 28 to May 1 during the National Championships. Come and cheer on Patrice Simard, Fabien Lavoie, Anthony Létourneau, Yanick Racicot, Mélanie Labelle and their teammates at the Patro Villeray. 10 teams from across Canada will compete in exciting games!


Handcycle – Charles Moreau

Charles Moreau manie son vélo à mains sur les pistes de Tokyo.

Photo credit : Benavant

While the Tokyo Paralympics were difficult for Charles Moreau (he finished 12th in the H3 time trial), he is looking forward to making up for it at the Gary-Longhi Challenge, a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) C1 paracycling event. A multi-medalist, Charles Moreau was named 2019 Paracyclist of the Year by the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes.


Tandem Bike – Matthieu Croteau-Daigle and Michel Jean

Matthieu Croteau-Daigle et son pilote Benoit Lussier à Coupe du Monde de 2018.

Matthieu Croteau-Daigle (to the right) and his former pilot Benoit Lussier at the 2018 World Cup
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Tandem biking is a sport of precision and communication, as one of the athletes is visually impaired. Matthieu Croteau-Daigle has Bardet-Biedl syndrome, a degenerative disease. Since 2013, he has been riding in tandem bicycle, which has taken him to compete in the United States, Europe and South Africa, where he has won numerous medals. At the Défi sportif AlterGo 2022, you will be able to see him in action with his pilot Michel Jean.


Tricycle – Marie-Ève Croteau

Marie-Ève Croteau prend un virage sur son tricycle à Rio.

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Like her colleagues, Marie-Ève Croteau will be racing on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve during the Défi sportif AlterGo. The national team veteran finished 4th at the 2021 World Championships in the time trial event. With only the right side of her body functional, Marie-Ève Croteau has already managed to reach a top speed of 69.7 km/h!


Good luck to all!

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