Posted by Editoress on 06/28/07
Louis Garneau Launches the 59th Edition of the Classique Louis-Garneau Montréal-Québec
Courtesy Louis Garneau Sports
Sunday August 19th, 2007
For the sixth year, Louis Garneau is proud to present the Classique Louis-Garneau Montréal-Québec, the oldest and longest bike race in North America. This 252-km race is sanctioned by the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) and welcomes Canadian and U.S. pro riders in senior 1-2-3 and master A categories.
Last year's race was the most successful ever with over 200 riders at the line of departure. The winner, Ryan Roth, from the JetFuel Coffee team, registered a time of 5 h 11 m 54 s despite a strong wind blowing throughout the province late on race day.
The famous Québec-Montreal race was first organized in 1931 by Louis Quillicot, who kept it going for approximately 10 years. Then, others took over like René Paquin (1955 to 1974), Frédérico Corneli (1988 to 1997), and in 1999, the Impact Group organized the race. Since 2002, Louis Garneau and the organizer Jean-Yves Labonté revived to the race, now from Montreal to Quebec.
Once again, the race will start in front of the Maurice-Richard arena in Montreal and finish in front of the Louis Garneau factory in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The Surete of Quebec will once again be involved in the event and surround the 200 riders or so throughout the ride. With an average speed of over 45 km/h, riders will compete on a rather flat ride over a distance that is slightly longer or equal to a Tour de France stage.
Louis Garneau is proud to announce Lyne Bessette, one of the greatest women in road cycling in Canada's history, as honorary president of the 59th edition of the Classique Louis-Garneau Montréal-Québec
Registration. technical guide and more on the official Website
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