For the first time in its history, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux will race on the American continent, on the occasion of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (9/09) and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (11/09), two Canadian World Tour classics. After two years of absence because of the pandemic, the events return with their traditional urban and hilly circuit of 12 kilometer.
Two days later, the University of Montréal will be the decor for the race of 221.4 kilometer, in which almost 4700 meters of climbing have to be covered. The circuit will be repeated eighteen times and contains the Côte de Camilien-Houde (1.8 km at 8%), the Côte de Polytechnique (780 m at 6%) and the Boulevard du Mont-Royal (800 m at 4%). Just like in Québec, the 500 last meters are uphill.
A selection of seven riders will represent the Belgian World Team for these two classics under the direction of Aike Visbeek. Théo Delacroix, Biniam Girmay, Andrea Pasqualon and Georg Zimmermann will make their debut on Canadian soil. Sven Erik Bystrøm, Baptiste Planckaert and Loïc Vliegen participates at least one time.