May 12/09 10:08 am - 2009 Tour de Quebec - UPDATED
Posted by Editoress on 05/12/09
The Tour de Québec will be back on July 9-12 with 5 stages in the region of Quebec. This year Tour will feature four new and exciting stages. The Tour will start on the Orleans Island with a 135km road race. The second day will see riders perform over a very fast 5km individual time trial following the St-Lawrence river, just by Quebec City bridge. Later on that day, the Quebec City crowds will have the opportunity to enjoy a great show as the riders will do a 50km criterium in the area of Beauport.
Last year's final stage in St-Augustin will be on the Saturday, with riders doing 110km. The last stage (100km) will be in St-Anne-de-Beaupré on a pretty difficult course which will showcase the best riders in the overall classification battling for the victory and the KOM competition.
Race organizers Jean-Michel Lachance and Pascal Choquette already have one international team from France confirmed, Entente Cycliste Sud Méditerrannée, and hope to soon announce confirmed participation with some US UCI teams.
"It is not too late to participate to the Tour of Québec; accomodation is very affordable, neutral support is provided and housing might be provided on a first come, first serve basis." said the organizers.
In addition to the Pro 1-2 category, the organization has put together a one day road race on July 11th in St-Augustin.
Stage 1: Course sur route Île d'Orléans - 135km / July 9th at 11:30
Stage 2: CLM Boul Champlain - 15km / July 10th at 9:00
Stage 3: Critérium Beauport - 50km / July 10th at 18:00
Stage 4: Course sur route St-Augustin - 110km / July 11th at 15:00
Stage 5: Course sur route St-Anne-de-Beaupré - 110km / 12 July 12th at 13:00
For more information go to the event website