Tag Archives: Grand Prix Cyclists de Montreal
Posted on 09. Sep, 2012 by lyne.
It wasn’t a surprise to see a Sky Procycling rider on the top step of the podium today at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. The surprise was that it was Sky’s Lars-Petter Nordhaug on the top step and not his teammate and pre-race favorite Edvald Boasson-Hagen taking the win at the end of the [...]
Posted on 09. Sep, 2011 by lyne.
On form, Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) is coming to the Grand Prix Cyclistes races in Québec and Montreal to win. “I just want to race well, perform well and be happy when I leave the race but with the way I was able to perform last year, I want to win here. I want to [...]
Posted on 08. Sep, 2011 by lyne.
Winner of the inaugural race in Montreal last year, and third in Québec, Robert Gesink (Rabobank) is back and highly motivated do well this year. “Last year for me, they were two really good races, in Québec first and then in Montreal. For me, I think these two races were the best pair I had [...]
Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by lyne.
Surprising news: Québec City has withdrawn its bid to host the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Race organizer Serge Arsenault told Radio Canada that, at a cost of 20 million dollars, the event was simply too expensive. With no assistance provided by the provincial and federal governments, Arsenault decided to withdraw the bid. The UCI [...]
Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by lyne.
The six-month countdown has started, and the 22 teams, 18 ProTeams and 4 Pro Continentals were named for the Grand Prix Cycliste races in Québec City and Montréal. The races will also be one lap longer each, for over 200km.
Posted on 13. Sep, 2010 by lyne.
The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal was a much a tougher course than the Québec course, the fans knew it and the riders certainly knew it. It could be seen on the faces of the young riders of Team Canada p/b Spidertech at sign-in, nerves were showing. And it could be seen on their faces [...]
Posted on 12. Sep, 2010 by lyne.
Rabobank’s Robert Gesink put in a blistering attack the final time up Camilien Houde, the first climb in the 12.6 km lap and was able to hold off a determined chase to win the Grand Prix Cycliste Montreal, his first ever win at a ProTour one-day race. Four seconds later, Peter Sagan (Liquigas) won the [...]
Posted on 07. Sep, 2010 by lyne.
History. Many top riders have climbed and suffered on the Mont Royal in Montréal. In the 1974 World Championships where the great Eddy Merckx won his third rainbow jersey. The Olympic Road Race in 1976. For five years, from 88 to 92 at the Grand Prix des Amériques, a stop in the World Cup circuit [...]