For the second year in a row, the La Montréalaise and La Québécoise Cyclos are part of a 100% cycling week!
UCI WorldTour: A Look at the Teams This Season
In professional cycling, the end of the season means changes and shakeups in personnel—just as it does in team sports—as well as for the UCI WorldTour, the élite level of road cycling, which includes the Québec City and Montréal Grands Prix Cyclistes.
Six Canadians in the 2014 UCI WorldTour peloton
In 2013, seven Canadian riders were members of UCI WorldTour ProTeams, including David Veilleux, who rode with Team Europcar, a heavy hitter on the Continental circuit. In 2014, the number is reduced to six, with Antoine Duchesne joining Europcar, which has now graduated to the WorldTour circuit.
An epic story in three parts
A UCI WorldTour season is like a long drama serial, played out in 28 episodes over 10 months: a real-life epic with stars, heroes and failures. And after thousands of kilometres on two wheels, a final winner emerges as the season’s best all-around rider.
What a fantastic fourth edition we had in 2013! This was the year we came of age, with a dream peloton—the deepest since the North American début of these UCI WorldTour races.
$25,828$ for Lac-Mégantic
The Executive Vice-President of the Québec City and Montréal Grands Prix Cyclistes and the Cyclosportives La Québécoise and La Montréalaise, Marcel Leblanc (centre), as well as actor Sébastien Delorme and climber Gabriel Filippi, were proud to announce this week the outcome of the fundraising initiative undertaken in solidarity with Lac-Mégantic at the beginning of August, a total of $25,828.
Sagan first at last!
He was the arch-favourite and after several unsuccessful attempts, Peter Sagan finally won the Grand Prix cycliste de Montreal in style on Sunday.
Grand Prix cycliste de Montréal (205.7 kms)
The start was given to 164 riders at 11:00 in cool and reasonably sunny weather.
The riders are in Montréal
As he stepped out of the train in Montréal, the Tour de France yellow jersey answered with a smile to questions from journalists at the Montréal Train Station.
Gesink looking for triple double
Robert Gesink was so impressive in his victory in Friday’s Grand Prix du Quebec that the Dutchman cannot be overlooked for the Montreal leg of the Canadian WorldTour week on Sunday.