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.
Rui Costa vows to keep honouring his rainbow jersey
Rui Costa will soon relinquish his world champion rainbow jersey and he Portuguese, winner in Montreal in 2011, is determined to live up to his status until the very end and especially this week in Canada.
A course for sprinters for the 5th edition
The Grand Prix cycliste de Quebec will be held on a longer, slightly flatter course on Friday for its fifth edition, which GPCQM president Serge Arsenault called the edition of maturity.
After a flight of a little less than seven hours, most of the protagonists of this year’s Grand Prix du Quebec and Grand Prix de Montreal safely landed at the Jean Lesage airport to be greeted by fans and journalists.
The ProTeams arrive today
The world’s cycling elite is coming to Québec for the 5th edition of the GPCQM.