professionals | 09/07/2022 | 08:08

by Nicol Vallone

After the coronavirus prevented it from happening in 2020 and 2021, In 2022, they re-enter the calendar as the only US competitions on the World Tour calendar: we’re talking about the Quebec Grand Prix (Friday, September 9) and Montreal (Sunday 11) They are in this “cool version” they start again with great fanfare.

Yes, because the organizing committee released the names of the participating teams and some newbies in particular. First of all, the teams: Naturally 18 world tours, plus two French pros and the Canadian national team. And on top of all that, the 147 runners, including: Tadej Pujakar (United Arab Emirates) Who needs no introduction but redemption after the Tour de France is lost, and with whom they will race Roy Costa e Diego Ulysses; Wet Fun Air (Jumbo Visma) who split the tour between the green jersey and the crucial assist at Vingegaard, and who in Canada will ride with them Christopher Laporte; Peter Sagan (Total Energies) Three times world champion and already winner of these two races in the past, which should be with us by his side Daniel Os; Greg van Avermaet (Ag2r Citroen) 2016 Rio Olympic Champion and Montreal World Champion; Michael Matthews (bike exchange) two-time champion Quebec GB, which in 2018 reached the match with Montreal; Geraint Thomas (Ineos) Infinite Champion who finished third in the Grande Boucle; Roman Bardet (DSM) Ranked man in several stage races, seventh in the last round and was promoted to sixth after Quintana was disqualified; on purpose, Warren Bargel It will be spearheadArkia Samsik; There will be then David Godot (Groupama FDJ) Fourth year of the tour who will be helped here by the home idol Antoine Duchesne; eco Tim Wells (Loto Soudal) 2015 Montreal winner; Beniam Jermay (Intermarchy and Ante Joubert) The shining rising star of African cycling; Guillaume Martin (Covidis) who won the Tour de l’Ain a month ago; Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF) Who in his career has won stages in both Tour and Vuelta, and with him in attendance Alberto Petitol Who will use these races as a World Cup warm-up? Hugo Holly (Israel Premier Tech) first winner Quebec A stage in the Tour de France and with him clouds boivinBorn in Montreal. Among the Italians we also mention, for example Andrea Baggioli (Quick Step) e Damiano Caruso (Bahrain victor). But they won’t be the only ones.

Kindergarten full of pride Organizer Sebastian Arsenault: “We are happy and proud to see the world’s best cyclists return to Quebec City and Montreal. We’ve worked hard over the past two particularly busy years to keep the story going. I thank all my team for their commitment and all our partners (public and private) for their trust. And I must say that I was touched by the enthusiasm of the global teams to resume the virtuous tradition of these two races, which began in 2010: The 2022 edition will be remembered for a long time, I’m sure.”

This is how this pairing of Canadian classics would turn out: GB Quebec – 201.6 km (16 laps of 12.6 km) including the Côte de la Montagne; GP Montreal – 221.4 km (18 laps of 12.3 km) with Foe rips Camillen Hoody.

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