A national criterium brings international women’s racing to Montréal
The Québec City and Montréal Grands Prix Cyclistes (GPCQM) – the only two competitions on the UCI WorldTour held in America – announce the addition of a national criterium to the program. This is a development competition for riders with a UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) license in the Juniors, Espoirs and Élites (17 to 29 years old) categories. This September 12, Montréal and its Avenue du Parc (between Mont-Royal and Duluth) are the stage for a spectacular race welcoming more than 200 male and female riders. This news also heralds the return of women’s cycling to international competition in Montréal – a first since the last World Cup in 2009.
Three Québecers out to conquer the world
Hugo Houle, Antoine Duchesne and Dominique Rollin are the three Québec cyclists riding with major professional teams this season. For the third consecutive year, Hugo is wearing the colours of AG2R La Mondiale, one of the most consistent squads on the UCI WorldTour. The native of Sainte-Perpétue got his start with AG2R, and this season he seems to have taken things up a notch.
2015 off to a great start
The UCI WorldTour, the élite circuit of men’s pro cycling, got rolling again this past January in Australia, with the Santos Tour Down Under. For the 17 WorldTeams, it’s one long race around the globe, across three continents and in 27 episodes, that, after tens of thousands of kilometres of racing over every type of terrain, crowns the best rider, the best team and the best nation.
Five years : all grown up
It was a beautiful project. Practically an adventure. To bring top-level pro cycling back to North America, nearly twenty years after the GP des Amériques, was quite the challenge—one that Serge Arsenault and his teams forged ahead and met.
Gerrans makes history with Montreal win
Simon Gerrans made history when he won the Grand Prix cycliste de Montreal on Sunday, two days after clinching victory in Quebec City to become the first rider to snatch the two legs of the Canadian World Tour programme in the same year.
Montréal to host Grands Prix Cyclistes for five more years
Montréal mayor Denis Coderre announced this morning at 11:00 at the start of the 5th edition of the Montréal Grands Prix Cycliste that the City would support the organization for the next five years, until the 2019 season.
Official Start List for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
The officiel start list is now available!
Gerrans looking for unprecedented double
Simon Gerrans already left his mark in the history of the Grand Prix cyclistes de Quebec and Montreal when he became the first rider to win twice in the old capital. Now the Australian is even more ambitious as he aims at the unprecedented feat of clinching both Canadian World Tour races in the same year, eclipsing Dutchman Robert Gesink, crowned in Quebec City and Montreal but in different seasons.
Gerrans wins Quebec GP for the second time
Simon Gerrans surged in the slipstream of Dutchman Tom Dumoulin in the finale to snatch his second victory in the Grand Prix du Quebec on Friday.
Canning upsets favourite to claim Challenge Sprint Pro
Canada’s Cody Canning boldly attacked early in the Challenge Sprint Pro final to upset title holder Bryan Coquard of France while fast Australian Steele von Hoff was third ahead of another Canadian, Elliott Doyle.