Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

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Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
Grand prix cycliste de Québec 8.jpg
During the 2011 edition of the race
Race details
Date September
Region Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Local name(s) Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
Discipline Road
Competition UCI World Tour
Type One-day race
Organiser Groupe Serdy
History
First edition 2010 (2010)
Editions 4 (as of 2013)
First winner  Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
Most wins No repeat winners
Most recent  Robert Gesink (NED)

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec is a one-day professional bicycle road race held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Its first edition was on September 10, 2010, as the penultimate event in the 2010 UCI ProTour.

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec along with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal held two days later, also known as the "Laurentian Classics", are the only stops in North America for the UCI World Tour. As of today, no cyclist has achieved a Laurentian double by winning both the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal in the same year.

Route[edit]

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec is not like many single day events a point to point race, but a circuit based race. The riders race for 16 laps on a 12,6 km long circuit. During a lap on the circuit the riders need to complete four climbs: Côte de la Montagne (375m long and 10% average grade), Côte de la Potasse (420m long and 9% average grade), Montée de la Fabrique (190m long and 7% average grade) and Montée du Fort (1000m long and 4% average grade). The finish is uphill on the Montée du Fort.

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
2010 France Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2011 Belgium Gilbert, PhilippePhilippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma-Lotto
2012 Australia Gerrans, SimonSimon Gerrans (AUS) Orica-GreenEDGE
2013 Netherlands Gesink, RobertRobert Gesink (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling

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