May 11/10 13:41 pm - UCI Races Added to Gatineau Festival
Posted by Editor on 05/11/10
La Grande Visite, a weekend cycling festival in Gatineau, Quebec (across the Ottawa River from the city of Ottawa) now in its seventh year, has managed to add three UCI events for men and women to the June 12-13 weekend.
On June 12th, UCI sanctioned Individual Time Trial events will take place for both men and women, followed by a 99.2 kilometre UCI 1.1 level road race for women on June 13th. For next year, organizers hope to be able to take over the Women's World Cup slot left vacant by the cancellation of the Montreal Women's World Cup.
Women will do one lap of the 17.7 kilometre time trial course, and men two. A map of the ITT course can be downloaded Here (PDF). The UCI 1.1 road race will feature eight laps of a 12.4 kilometre circuit, with multiple climbs per lap. A map of the ITT course can be downloaded Here (PDF).
For more information, visit La Grande Visite website at www.grandevisitedegatineau.com.