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New Race on Quebec’s Provincial Calendar

August 23, 2007 – Nearly 200 riders will start at the Multi-Sports Complex, 955, Bois-de-Boulogne Street in Laval at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 2, and head for the outdoor resort le P’tit Bonheur in the Laurentians, 98kms away. This race is open to the following categories: Junior, Senior 3, Master A, Master B, Master C and Master D Men, and is sanctioned by the Québec Federation of Cycling Sports.

Riders must show their license upon registration, which will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on the morning of September 2. The race will start at 8:00 a.m. and no registrations will be accepted after 7:30 a.m. Entry fee is $25 per athlete, cash only.

Please note that the first 150 riders to register will receive a free thermos bottle, valued at $10.

Riders will start at the Multi-Sports Complex in Laval, take Route 117 to Ste-Agathe, then Route 329 North, Val-des-Lacs Road, and Le P’tit Bonheur Road. The course doesn’t present major difficulties, apart from a series of middle-sized climbs between kms 63 and 79.

Feeds are available between kms 58 and 59, at St-Sauveur’s level, in the slope of the Louisiane Motel. Access to the feed zone is via Highway 15, Exit 64.

Only authorized vehicles are allowed in the official caravan. All other vehicles following the race must respect traffic regulations. A neutral technical support service is available to all categories.

Finally, a vehicle will follow the riders 10 minutes behind the pack to pick up riders who are unable to finish the race. Dropped riders more than 10 minutes behind that still wish to finish the race must ensure their own safety and respect the rules of the road.

The finishing stretch is at the P’tit Bonheur Outdoor Resort from 10:30 on a 500m climb of 5 to 8% grade. Meals will be available to participants and accompanying parties between noon and 1:00 p.m. Adults $8, children under 12, $4.

Riders are responsible for their own transportation back to Laval.

Organizer: Guy Lépine (514) 527-1256, local 304 or 310


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