Canada's Pride: The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Montréal Uncovered
In the realm of international cycling, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal are Canada's shining accomplishments. These one-day races, held in Québec City and Montréal, define Canada's position on the global cycling stage and offer a blend of competitive sporting action amidst the country's striking landscapes.

Origins of the Races

At the heart of these races is their commitment to bring WorldTour cycling to the Canadian soil. Since their inception in 2010, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Montréal have not only been homecomings for Canadian cycling talent, but also have welcomed international cyclists to explore the challenging and picturesque racing conditions of Canada.

Course Insight

The courses of Québec and Montréal are defined by their circuit-based design. The Québec City course is primarily flat with mild climbs, outlining the historic areas of the city, while the Montréal course sees riders tackle the steep Côte Camillien-Houde, which winds its way through the majestic Mount Royal Park.

Highlights of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Montréal

  • Circuit-Based Racing: Unlike many one-day races, both races employ a circuit-based format providing fans with multiple opportunities to witness the action.

  • Backdrop of Canadian History: Both routes skillfully incorporate historical and cultural elements of their respective cities.

Cycling Term

  • Parcours: The route or course of a race.

Remarkable Moments

  • Homegrown talent Hugo Houle left his mark in 2015 by leading a heroic solo breakaway in Montréal.

  • Peter Sagan, the three-time World Road Race Champion, showcased his unique versatility by winning in both cities.


The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Montréal, infused with the warm spirit of Canadian hospitality and set against the backdrop of two captivating cities, each claim their own unique space in the professional cycling calendar. With their challenging courses and dynamic competition, they continue to flaunt Canada's love for cycling while giving Canadian cyclists a spot on the international stage. The races undeniably serve as a testament to Canada's active involvement and enhancement of the global cycling arena.

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