A rather unique women’s cycling race begins this September in Quebec. Union
Cycliste International (UCI) officials have announced details for the
Transoceane, the only female stage race held on two continents.
The event runs from Sept. 18-29. It commences in North America and
concludes in Europe. The prologue and the first five stages will be held
throughout the Brome-Missisquoi region of Quebec (one of the stages begins
in the U.S.).
All entrants then fly to France. Following a day of rest, they take
part in the final six stages of the race.
“We are extremely glad about the dates the UCI gave us because the
Transoceane is well-positioned to become a preparation event for the World
Championships,” said race president Jean Lessard. “Our race will end 10
days before this event in Belgium.”
A total of 20 teams are expected to compete in the Transoceane.