Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 2017: Peter Sagan bests Van Avermaet and Matthews

peter sagan 2017 - Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 2017: Peter Sagan bests Van Avermaet and MatthewsThe Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal is a hilly race of 201.6 kilometres and an altitude gain of around 3,000 metres. Still, the race comes down to a group sprint with Peter Sagan outgunning Greg Van Avermaet and Michael Matthews. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2017 Grand Prix de Québec

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.
3. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
4. Alexis Vuillermoz (fra) + 0.01
5. Tim Wellens (bel) s.t.
6. Tom-Jelte Slagter (nld) s.t.
7. Petr Vakoc (cze) + 0.02
8. Sep Vanmarcke (bel) s.t.
9. Tony Gallopin (fra) s.t.
10. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.

Race report
At km 6 Tosh Van der Sande, Baptiste Planckaert, Pier-André Coté and Tyler Williams open the road. The four race to a maximum lead of almost 10 minutes. With 67 kms remaining Coté gets dropped, while Williams takes a wrong turn at km 33 and he can’t reconnect.

When the gap has fallen below 1 minute in the penultimate lap Van der Sande stops his efforts and Planckaert is reeled in with 16 kms to go.

Sean De Bie opens a gap just before the last passage on the line, but he is chased down by the head of the peloton. A counter-attack by Elissonde is neutralized, too.

With 3.4 kms to go the road is kicking up when Kreuziger opens up a small gap, yet he is brought back.

Uran goes in the last km. In 2015 he powered to glory in this fashion, but not this time. The race comes down to a sprint with Peter Sagan besting Greg Van Avermaet and Michael Matthews.

Read also: route 2017 Grand Prix de Québec.

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