September 2013

By Barry Boyce
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North America Gets a Premier Treat

"The UCI World Tour"

Press Release August 25, 2010: In 2010 the UCI and Quebec/Montreal brought the elite Professional Peloton to North America. The UCI awarded a pair of licences to present the first-ever North American stops on the World Tour (formerly the ProTour) racing circuit. The organization is in charge of planning and presenting the Québec City and Montréal races from 2010 to 2014 inclusively.

  • We have a high-quality peloton that will be racing on two difficult, up-and-down courses, with repeated hill climbs that will favor climber-puncheur riders and all-rounders,” said Charly Mottet, Sport Manager, Grand Prix Cycliste ProTour Québec – Montréal, who officially sanctioned the two Québec courses on behalf of the International Cycling Union (UCI). A road racing legend in France, Mottet finished third at the Grand Prix des Amériques in 1989, on the Mount Royal course in Montréal. 
  • “I am very happy with the positive response from the teams. Each has entered riders who will be a great match for the two racecourses we have prepared for them,” noted Serge Arsenault, President, Grand Prix Cycliste ProTour Québec – Montréal.


UCI’s World Tour Teams and key riders entered:

AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)

    • Christophe Riblon (Fra), winner of the Alpe d’Huez stage in this year’s Tour de France
    • Romain Bardet (Fra), 15th in Tour de France, winner of the Tour de l’Ain

Astana Pro Team (KAZ)

    • Enrico Gasparotto (Ita), 2005 Italian National Champion and winner of the 2012 Amstel Gold Race
    • Franco Gavazzi (Ita), winner of Stage 18, 2011 Vuelta a España

Belkin-Pro Cycling Team (NED)

    • Robert Gesink (Ned), winner of the GP Montréal 2010
    • Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor), winner of the GP Montréal 2012

BMC Racing Team (USA)

    • Cadel Evans (Aus), winner of the 2011 Tour de France, 2009 World Champion
    • Greg Van Avermaet (Bel), 2nd in the GP Québec 2012

Cannondale Pro Cycling (ITA)

    • Peter Sagan (Svk), 16 wins in 2013 including Gent-Wevelgem, Tour de France Green Jersey, 2nd in the GP Québec 2010
    • Moreno Moser (Ita), 2nd in the GP Montréal 2012

Euskaltel Euskadi (SPA)

    • Ion  Izagirre (Spa), 2nd in the 2013 Tour ofPoland
    • Romain Sicard (Fra), 2009 World Under-23 Champion (FRA)

    • Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra), winner of the 2013 Paris–Camembert, 2nd in the GP Montréal 2011
    • Arthur Vichot (Fra), 2013 French National Champion
    • Dominique Rollin (Can), winner of Stage 4, 2008 Tour of California

Garmin Sharp (USA)

    • Ryder Hesjedal (Can), winner of the 2012 Giro d’Italia
    • Andrew Talansky (USA), winner of Stage 3, 2013 Paris–Nice

Kathusha (RUS)

    • Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus), winner of Stage 1 and 3rd overall, 2013 Tour de Wallonie
    • Simon Špilak (Slo), winner of the 2013 GP Frankfurt

Lampre-Merida (ITA)

    • Damiano Cunego (Ita), winner of the 2004 Giro d’Italia
    • Filippo Pozzato (Ita), winner of the 2006 Milan-San Remo

Lotto--‐Belisol (BEL)

    • Jurgen Roelandts (Bel), 2008 Belgian National Champion
    • Tim Wellens (Bel), 8th 2013 Tour de Wallonie

Movistar (SPA)

    • Alberto Rui Costa (Por), winner of two stages in the 2013 Tour de France, the 2013 Tour de Suisse, and the GP Montréal 2011
    • Andrey Amador (CRC), winner of Stage 14 in the 2012 Giro d’Italia

Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling Team (BEL)

    • Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), winner of the 2013 Three Days of De Panne
    • Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol), 11th in the 2013 Tour de France
    • Matteo Trentin (Ita), winner of Stage 14 in the Tour de France

Orica GreenEDGE (AUS)

    • Michael Albasini (Sui), winner of Stage 4 in the 2013 Paris-Nice
    • Pieter Weening (Ned), winner of the 2013 Tour of Poland

RadioShack Leopard (LUX)

    • Andy Schleck (Lux), winner of the 2010 Tour de France
    • Tony Gallopin (Fra), winner of the 2013 Clásica San Sebastián

Sky Procycling (GBR)

    • Chris Froome (GRB), winner of the 2013 Tour de France
    • Richie Porte (Aus), winner of the 2013 Paris-Nice

Team Argos-Shimano (NED)

    • John Degenkolb (Ger), winner of Stage 5 in the 2013 Giro d’Italia
    • François Parisien (Can), winner of Stage 5 in the 2013 Tour of Catalonia

Team Saxo-Tinkoff (DEN)

    • Alberto Contador (Spa), winner of the 2007 and 2009 Tour de France, 4th in 2013
    • Matti Breschel (Den), winner of two stages in the 2013 Tour of Denmark

Vacansoleil-DCM (NED)

    • Björn Leukemans (Bel), winner of the Druivenkoers Overijse every year from 2010 to 2013
    • Marco Marcato (Ita), 8th in the GP Quebec 2011, 7th in the GP Montréal 2011

Team Europcar (FRA)

    • David Veilleux (Fra), winner of Stage 1 in the 2013 Critérium du Dauphiné
    • Bryan Coquard (Fra), Silver Medalist in the Omnium at the 2012 Olympic Games, 5 wins in 2013

National Team and key riders entered:

Canada (CAN)

    • Zach Bell (Can), 2013 Canadian National Champion
    • Ryan Anderson (Can), 2nd in the 2013 Canadian National Championships
Rider List from Press Release August 27, 2013

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