The Quebec-circuit amounts to 12.6 kilometres, while it is ridden 16 times. Each lap features 186 vertical metres, so that’s a total of almost 3,000 metres for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec. Most climbing is centered in the second half of the circuit, while the last kilometre is a 4% slope. Two years ago the race seemed to be coming down to a bunch sprint until Rigoberto Uran launched a punchy attack in the closing kilometre, while Peter Sagan outsprinted Greg Van Avermaet and Anthony Roux in last year’s finale. Young Alberto Bettiol came in fourth and Michael Matthews was fifth.
With its hilly characteristics the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec is a perfect preparation race for the Worlds in Bergen.
Favourites 2017 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
*** Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet, Michael Matthews
** Tim Wellens, Tom Dumoulin, Rigoberto Uran, Diego Ulissi, Dylan Teuns
* Bauke Mollema, Jasper Stuyven, Michael Albasini, Simon Gerrans, Sergio Henao
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