September 08, 2011 (Quebec, City, QC) – On a perfect late summer day in a city committed to cycling, twelve top Canadian riders formed three heats as they raced by the Quebec Legislature, flying under archways and making a quick U-turn in an out-and-back course of 1,050 metres and a grade of one metre. The heats and semis were all out affairs.
By the turn around they were tighter with Boivin leading out and Pelletier-Roy on his wheel. With approximately 200 metres to go Pelletier-Roy let loose. At 100 metres Chaddock tried to answer him with a come from behind sprint to the left of the bunch.
It looked like Chaddock would take it, but Pelletier-Roy, with a display of serious horse power, hung on for a brilliant win. Chaddock was a solid second while Chabot took the bronze and Boivin finished fourth.
First and second moved on to the Pro Sprint being held just 20 minutes later.
1. Remi Pellitier-Roy (Garneau Club Chaussures)
2. Ben Chaddock (Team Exergy)
3. Francois Chabot (Gaspesien/Passion Velo
4. Pierre-Etienne Bovin (Team Spirit Gth Cannondale