Grand prix cycliste de québec
The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, UCI WorldTour event presented in North America, is a major step on the way to fulfilling one of the primary objectives of the UCI WorldTour: the globalization of élite cycling. This tour stop in Québec City joins the list of existing officially sanctioned events in Europe, Oceania and Asia.
Priority entry in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, a WorldTour Circuit event, is reserved for the world’s best teams–the ProTeams–which, as WorldTour licence holders, are required to participate in every stop on the tour. WorldTour licences have been awarded to 19 teams in 2013.
The organizer may, at its discretion, increase the number of riders in its race field (to a maximum of 200) and invite wild card teams (i.e., those granted official Wild Card status by the International Cycling Union) to take part in the WorldTour events. Only teams meeting strict sporting, legal, administrative and ethical criteria can be awarded the Wild Card label.
List of teams entered for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
The world’s 19 best teams, i.e., the ProTeams, are guaranteed to take part in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec event. Each ProTeam is made up of 20 riders. Depending on the course, each team’s sporting director will confirm to the organizer the names of his eight titular riders and two substitutes.
The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec race will be run on a city circuit allowing spectators watching from anywhere along the course to see the riders pass by a total of 16 times over the 5 hours of competition. Intense, in-your-face action is guaranteed!
Friday, September 13, 2013
start/finish line :
Grande Allée (Old Québec) near
Place George V and the Armoury
4 pm - 4:30 pm
race duration :
More than 5 hours
Official team presentation and sign in
The team presentation, along with the official sign-in for all racers starting the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, is scheduled on Friday, September 13, at 10 am at the Start/Finish podium located on Grande Allée, in front of Place George V and the Armoury.
Only the first ten riders to cross the finish line of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec will earn points toward the UCI individual rankings, according to the following points scale:
Final position in the race
Number of points
UCI world ranking
Ties on points between riders are resolved by counting up the greatest number of 1st place finishes, 2nd place finishes, etc. in the classification of the current year’s races, taking into account only finishes for which World Ranking points are allocated.
The team ranking is obtained by adding up the points obtained by the five best riders in the individual classification. Ties on points between teams are resolved according to the positions of their best riders in the individual classification.
Classification by nation:
The classification by nation is drawn up on the basis of the points obtained by the five best riders of each nationality in the individual classification. The tiebreaking method for equally ranked nations is to consider the positions of their best-ranked riders in the individual classification.
Class and categories
The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec is an officially sanctioned UCI WorldTour race—the pinnacle of high-level road bicycle racing competitions.
The event has been awarded the UCI WorldTour label in recognition of compliance with a set of very strict conditions: excellent sporting quality, unconditional respect of ethical considerations, and impeccable legal compliance.
The race is reserved for riders in the “Men Élite” category.
The Grand Prix Cyclistes are broadcasted in more than 75 countries.
The schedule will be available at a later date