After two full years of absence due to the pandemic, the cycling world returns to Canadian soil with Quebec GB 2022. Friday 9 September In fact, it will start the world tour of the diptych race scheduled abroad and will be completed by Gp de Montréal (scheduled for Sunday 11). These are two important events, both in terms of seasonal standings and in terms of approaching the World Cup Wollongong 2022. In the case of the Quebec City test, the focus will be on the fast runners but above all, the resistant runners: the last four editions of the race, the course of which has not changed much over the years, have been won by Peter Sagan (two) and Michael Matthews (Largest number, including another disputed).
time to leave: 17:00 (Italian time)
Arrival time (expected): 22:15 – 22:30 (Italian time)
Official hashtag: #GPCQM
Albo d’Oro Quebec GP 2022
2021 undisputed due to Covid-19 pandemic
2020 is undisputed due to the Covid-19 pandemic
2019 Matthews Michael
2018 Matthews Michael
2017 Sagan Peter
2016 Sagan Peter
2015 Uran Rigoberto
2014 Gerance Simon
2013 Cinque Robert
2012 Gerance Simon
2011 Gilbert Philip
2010 Foclair Thomas
GP Road in Quebec 2022
Quebec – Quebec, 201.6 km (12.6 x 16)
Two years of no controversy did not prompt regulators to change course. The track has remained the ‘historic’ track, with its characteristics that have always given rise to amazing and exciting races. Therefore, the 2022 edition will also be held on a 12.6-kilometre circuit repeated 16 times with the historic Cote poles that will be able to strengthen the legs of the runners and tickle the imagination and ambitions of the strikers.
The first is short but cut mountain coast (375 meters at 10%, with peaks at 13%), as the dances open 3.6 kilometers from the end of the circuit, followed in quick succession, 2.3 kilometers from the end, by Potash Coast, is slightly longer with 420 meters and an average incline of 9%, but it is quite challenging. However, the difficulties are far from over, given that for nearly the last 1,000m there are 190m with a 7% slope. Even the last kilometer is constantly rising, at about 4%, which is enough to cut through the purest of runners.
In the end, with 16 laps behind, the Gp de Québec is 2,976 metres, a figure that gives an idea of the dangers this race can hide, especially for heavier and less intelligent riders. Therefore, prediction is necessarily very open.
Favorite Quebec GB 2022
These rides generally prefer fast, powerful wheels. The ideal identity of the winner is, in addition to the identity of Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) Winner of the last two editions, edition Wout van Aert (Jumbo Visma). The Belgian is the most suitable rider, and after several second places, he will not miss this achievement after returning to win the Brittany Classic. It is also among the opponents Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies), who is also a two-time winner of these parts, and even if he is no longer what he was at the time, he is always able to put his wheel in front of his opponents’ wheel.
Benyam Jermay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) is another racer with the right characteristics to distinguish between fast wheels, on a par with Christopher Laporte (Jumbo Visma), who is anyway Van Aert’s companion, Alexander Camp (Trek Segafredo) and Magnus Kurt Nielsen (EF Education-EasyPost). Other fast wheels with good resistance Alex Arranborough (Movistar), Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech), Evan Garcia Cortina (Bahrain victorious) H Jasper Steuven (Trek Segafredo).
also Tadej Pojjakar (The UAE Team Emirates), who recently returned to race after round, is one of the most interesting riders at the start and presents a profile that could impose itself if the race was more difficult than expected. So there is no shortage of interesting alternatives, including Alberto Petitol (EF Education Easy-Post), Benoit Cosnefroy (Ag2r Citroen), Diego Ulysses (UAE Emirates Team) H Matej Mohorek (Bahrain – victorious), both are good in both the possible complex finish and in the case of attacking from a distance.
An interesting race can also come out looking at the profiles of the contestants like Greg Van Avermaet (AG2r Citroen), Bello Bilbao (Bahrain Hardcore), Robin Guerrero (EF Education-EasyPost), Clouds Martin (of faith) e Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers). Among the Italians, they can also be mentioned among the favorites Andrea Baggioli (QuickStep-Alpha Vinyl), Andrea Piccolo (EF Education EasyPost), Alessandro Coffey e David Formula (Emirates Emirates team).
***** Wout van Aert
**** Michael Matthews, Tadej Pojjakar
*** Peter Sagan, Benoit Cosenfroy
** Magnus Kurt Nielsen, Alberto Pettiol, Alex Aranborough, Ivan Garcia Cortina
* Greg van Avermaet, Alexander Kamp, Christophe Laporte, Matej Mohorek, Diego Ulisse
Québec GP 2022 Weather Forecast
partly cloudy. Precipitation: 20%. Humidity: 72%. Wind: up to 8 km/h heading south, minimum temperature 19 degrees, maximum temperature 24 degrees.
Altimetry and Planetary Measurement GP de Québec 2022
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