The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal sets off on Avenue du Parc and shortly the riders tackle the Côte Camillien-Houde. The climb in Parc du Mont-Royal is 1.8 kilometres at 8%. On winding roads the metropolis of Montreal seems very far away indeed.
After cresting the Camillien-Houde the riders plunge down a steady drop and following 1 kilometre on the flat the next climb appears. The Côte de la Polytechnique is 780 metres at 6%, while a 200 metres ramp at 11% kicks in hard. This is the steepest stretch in each round.
Following the Côte de la Polytechnique the riders turn left to drop down Chemin de la Rampe. Following a sharp turns the route arrives on the wide Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit. In recent years, the riders would continue home from this point on, but now a new climb is added to the circuit. The riders turn right on the Avenue Claude Champagne. This 800 metres section slopes at 4% and adds 54 extra vertical metres to each lap.
Over the Claude Champagne climb it is 2.9 kilometres to the line. The first 500 metres are on the flat before a flying descent leads to the famous U-turn with 560 metres left. After almost coming to a standstill, the final run-in to the finish line slopes at 4%.
Each lap features 283 vertical metres and the full route amounts to an altitude gain of 4,528 metres.
The race usually boils down to a group sprint. Last year, Diego Ulissi outsprinted Jesús Herrada, Tom-Jelte Slagter, Jan Bakelants, Bauke Mollema and Tony Gallopin.
Read also: results/race report Grand Prix de Montréal 2018.
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