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Sixth Tour de Québec Desjardins – July 24-28

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June 28, 2013 (Quebec City, QC) – Expanded to a nationally-sanctioned event, the sixth edition of the Tour de Québec Desjardins promises to be spectacular and competitive. The stages are proven and exciting and the organization expects a quality field composed of Canadian, American and international riders.

Several special events will be announced soon for the population of Quebec City!

Continuing with a five-day program for the elite men now sanctioned nationally and a $15,000 prize purse is featured! A criterium around the Quebec Parliament is available in men’s and women’s open category. The traditional GP Tour of Quebec St Augustine is also back for master cyclists!

All information on www.tourdequebec.com !

– July 24th: “drag race” sprints (downtown Quebec city) – 250m
– July 25th: Île d’Orléans road race – 130km
– July 26th: St-Augustin criterium – 50 laps – 85km
– July 27th: St-Augustin road race – 13 laps – 143km
– July 28th: Quebec city criterium (around the parliament) – 50 laps – 68km
– Total: 425km

Prizes – details here.
More than 15,000$ are listed for the 5 days for the elite men only !
– Leader’s jersey – yellow
– Sprinter’s jersey – green
– Climber’s jersey – red
– Best Young rider – blue
– Combativity – black
– Stage winner – white

Race guide here.

The history of the race here.
Interesting fact: the last 3 winners of the race are now all riding professionally, two of them on Pro Tour teams !

Past winners:
– 2012: Hugo Houle – Spidertech (CAN)
– 2011: Bruno Langlois – Spidertech (CAN)
– 2010: Guillaume Boivin – Spidertech (CAN)
– 2009: Josh Dillon – Bikereg (USA)
– 2008: Guillaume Boivin – EVA Devinci (CAN)

Stage winners:
– Bruno Langlois (5x)
– Charles Dionne (3x)
– Guillaume Boivin (2x)
– Thierry Laliberté (2x)
– Pierre-Étienne Boivin
– Josh Dillon
– Aaron Fillion
– Zach Garland
– Michael Joanisse
– Derrick St-John
– Jordan Brochu
– Antoine Duchesne
– Hugo Houle
– Geoffroy Dusseault

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