Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2017: Favourites
On a route with almost 4,000 vertical metres the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal is tailor made for hilly specialists. Late attacks and fast finishes, that's what is basically comes down to in this race. Check out the favourites to win the 2017 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. (Slideshow route/profile)
The course of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal is a hilly circuit of 12.1 kilometres, which is raced seventeen times. Each lap features 229 vertical metres, so the full route totals 3,893 vertical metres. Two climbs stand out: Côte Camillien-Houde (1.8 kilometre at 8%) and Côte de la Polytechnique (780 metres at 6%), while an U-turn with 560 metres left marks the start of a 4% slope to the line.
Two years ago Tim Wellens, Adam Yates, Wilco Kelderman, Romain Bardet, Jan Bakelants and Rui Costa attacked in the last round with Wellens sprinting to victory. Last year, a late attack by Rui Costa ended on the last uphill stretch before Greg Van Avermaet outsprinted Peter Sagan and Diego Ulissi on the line.
Favourites Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
*** Tom Dumoulin, Greg Van Avermaet, Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews
** Tim Wellens, Jasper Stuyven, Rigoberto Uran, Dylan Teuns
* Jan Bakelants, Tiesj Benoot, Oliver Naesen, Bauke Mollema, Sergio Henao, Diego Ulissi
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