2013 Grandes Prix Cyclistes: Québec et Montréal, 13 and 15 of September (WT)

2013 Grandes Prix Cyclistes: Québec et Montréal, 13 and 15 of September (WT)



The Canadian classics are back!
Startlist (most teams yet to confirm)

Last Year Top 10:

Québec:
1. Simon Gerrans
2. Greg Van Avermaet (in race)
3. Rui Costa (in race)
4. Luca Paolini
5. Tom-Jelte Slagter (in race)
6. Diego Ulissi
7. Thomas Voeckler
8. Fabian Wegmann
9. Gerald Ciolek
10. Francois Parisien (in race)
Montréal:
1. Lars Petter Nordhaug (in race)
2. Moreno Moser (in race)
3. Alexandr Kolobnev (in race)
4. Simon Gerrans
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen
6. Bjorn Leukemans (in race)
7. Jurgen Roelandts (in race)
8. Rui Costa (in race)
9. Luca Paolini
10. Tony Gallopin (in race)

THE ROUTE AND PROFILES

Québec



Montréal



EUROSPORT LIVE coverage starts:
Québec: 17:30 GMT, 18:30 CET
Montréal: 18:00 GMT, 19:00 CET

Live streams to be add
 
Québec:

Profile with gradients.


Côte de la Potasse to finish.


Montréal:
final not much accurate

Profile with gradients. (end not very accurate)


Aveneu du Parc, Last climb. (this is what mapmyride actually gave me? (how accrurate please))
 
well, sagan's problem is, that very often, late attack is successful. It was that way 3 years ago, and same last your, altough he was not so astonishing as he is now 3 years ago, and last year, he was clearly out of form, so we'll see. Nevertheless, there is quite considerable hope for the others. But is also very possible, that sagan would have caught gerrans and avarmaet easily alone this year. I am looking forward to it and hope it will be broadcasted on eurosport.
 
If you open the PDF you will see details:
GP de Québec:
Km 9: Côté de la Montagne: 375m @10% (with 162m@13%)
Km 10: Côté de la Potasse: 420m @9%
Km 11: Montée de la Fabrique: 190m@7%
Km 11: Grand Allée (finish): 1Km@4%
They put the equivalent of 2Km climb in the last 3.6Km. I can't see this being a bunch sprint. My bet is if there is a peloton in the last lap, a few will attack in de la Montagne, the small break will take the next Km to have someone counter attacking at De la Potasse and/or De la Fabrique, and after that is uphill towards the finish line.
 
Now regarding GP of Montréal:
Km 2: Mont Royal (Camillien Houde) 1.8@8%
Km 6: Polytechnique: 780m@6% (with 200m@11%)
Finish line: 560m@4%

This one is hillier but there is more chance to chase someone after Polytechnique.
Be aware of the sharp corners down Polytechnique on Edouard Montpetit and at the U-turn.

I don't know if I'll drive to Québec but I'll take the kids to Montréal's GP (probably at the Belvédère, willing to run downhill to the finish line after the last passage... I've never done it not sure if it's possible)
 
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Voeckler 2010... French champion
Gilbert 2011... Belgium champion
Gerrans 2012... Aussie champion

Only kwiatkowski can stop Sagan in Québec :D:D
 
I haven't been to Montreal since the race was reincarnated, but back at the beginning of the 90s I would put on my running gear and run back and forth across Mount Royal to catch the riders twice per lap towards the end of the race. The route is different now, however.
 
The sprint is rather entertaining.
Or rather, listening to the commentators is rather entertaining... if Couqard wins René Wenzel is not gonna be happy, because Couqard is Thomas Bay's favourite... and René's own favourite - Van Poppel - is out.
 

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