June 4, 2008 – Inaugural Tour de QuÃ©bec is scheduled for September 4-7, 2008 in Quebec city region. Over four days, the senior men will ride the distance of 400km – 1 prologue and four stages – other categories will compete over two days from September 6-7.
The Tour will start in downtown Quebec City where two riders will face each other over a 250m sprint on Rue St-Jean toward Place D’Youville. The first stage, will take to the roads of the Portneuf Region, where riders will have at least 2-3 KOM. The next day, the riders will put on a show with a morning and an evening criterium. The morning program will feature a criterium in front of the Quebec parliament and the evening crit is in Levis. The last stage will be a difficult circuit of 11km which the riders will have to do 13 times.
For this first edition, participants are expected from all across Canada and the United States as well as France and Belgium. For information contact Jean-Michel Lachance, Tour de Quebec, 518-632-4449, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tourdequebec.com.