Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2021: The Route

Grand Prix de Montréal 2020: RouteSunday 12 September - At 219.6 kilometres, the Grand Prix de Montréal serves an elevation gain of 4,734 vertical metres. The circuitrace consists of eighteen laps of 12.2 kilometres.

Usually, the race comes down to the last 560 metres. The riders almost come to a standstill in the U-turn on the Avenue du Parc before the final run-in to the finish line slopes at 4%. Last year Greg Van Avermaet took the spoils, thus succeeding Michael Matthews.

Each round begins on Avenue du Parc and shortly the the riders tackle the Côte Camillien-Houde. The climb in Parc du Mont-Royal is 1.8 kilometres long and slopes at 8% before a steady drop leads onto 1 kilometre on the flat. Then the next climb appears. The Côte de la Polytechnique is 780 metres long and the average gradient sits at 6%. A 200 metres section at 11% is the steepest stretch in each round.

The route descends down Chemin de la Rampe before entering the wide Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit. A left-hander and two right-handers lead onto the Avenue Claude Champagne, an uphill of 800 metres at 4%.

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 takes the riders to the U-turn with 560 metres left.

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2021: route, profile, more

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