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May 31/12 11:32 am - Tour de Quebec Desjardins: Back to 5 Days


Posted by Editoress on 05/31/12
 

It is with great pleasure that the Tour de Quebec organization announces a new title partnership with Desjardins.  The fifth edition of the Tour de Québec will be presented on July 25-29. The program includes one sprint prologue, two road races, one time trial along the St-Laurent River and two criteriums; one in St-Augustin and the final in Quebec City around the Parliament.

Tour de Québec Desjardins - Official teaser video




2012 Stages

July 25th: Sprints - Rue St-Jean, Québec
July 26th: Road Race - Île d’Orléans
July 27th: Road Race - St-Joachim
July 28th am: Time Trial – Promenade Champlain
July 28th pm: Criterium – St-Augustin
July 29th: Criterium – Quebec City Parliament

 

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2012 Press conference

 

With a non-stop increase of interest from the public, the teams and cycling community, the Tour de Québec is back in full strength and will see a mix of Quebec and international teams selected for this fifth edition. Jean-Michel Lachance: “We are still in discussions with over 20 teams, among them many from United States, but also France and Japan.”

 

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David Boily doing interviews

 

BikeReg / Cannondale sports director Stephen Weller has already confirmed that 2009 champion Josh Dillon will come back to defend his title. “In general, there is a great interest from all teams with the new program presented over 5 days and everyone is excited and looking forward to competing in our beautiful region,” says Jean-Michel Lachance.

In addition to the men's race, there is also a two day women's race, as well as masters categories during the weekend. In total, over 400 cyclists are expected.

For more information, please visit www.tourdequebec.com

 

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2011 Tour de Quebec Stage 1- photo by Charles Brassard

 

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2011 Tour de Quebec Stage 4 - photo by Charles Brassard

 

 

 


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