The route in Montréal features seventeen hilly rounds of 12.1 kilometres each. The climbs are crested with 5.6 kilometres and 2.1 kilometres to (the passage at) the finish line. So basically the race is nothing short of an attrition, getting tougher with each round. Especially since the last 500 metres are uphill also, each time after a sharp U-turn.
In 2015, an elite group with Tim Wellens, Romain Bardet, Jan Bakelants, Rui Costa, Wilco Kelderman and Adam Yates broke clear in the last round. Wellens was strongest, and smartest.
Earlier editions were wone by Robert Gesink (2010), Rui Costa (2011), Lars Petter Nordhaug (2012), Peter Sagan (2013) and Simon Gerrans (2014).
Favourites Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
*** Rui Costa, Tim Wellens, Adam Yates, Peter Sagan
** Greg Van Avermaet, Julian Alaphilippe, Michael Matthews, Fabio Aru
* Romain Bardet, Wilco Kelderman, Bauke Mollema, Diego Ulissi
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