Miss last year’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec? You’re in luck! The international competition is coming back to Québec City on Friday, September 9, 2016.
Québec City will host the best cycling teams in the world on a stunningly beautiful but extremely demanding circuit. Get a front row seat to see one of only two World Tour circuit events held in North America.
You’ll see many of the riders from the Tour de France in action! All eyes will be on Québec City as the competition is broadcast live around the world.
The race starts at 11 a.m. on Grande Allée.
The cyclists will do 16 laps around the 12.6 km circuit for a total distance of over 200 km!
168 riders will take part in this demanding competition.
Friday, September 9
Gradual closing of roads on the circuit
(on Grande Allée Est, across from Parc de la Francophonie)
Approximate end of the race
Gradual reopening of roads to traffic
Changes to traffic patterns
Hosting Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec will mean significant traffic and parking restrictions in Old Québec and on Parliament Hill, the Plains of Abraham, Boulevard Champlain, and Côte de la Montagne.
Where to watch
Four separate viewing venues provide front row seats to this high-level competition. These four strategic locations will give you the best vantage points so you don’t miss a thing.
- The Grande Allée festival site (between Rue des Parlementaires and Rue d’Auteuil)
- The breathtaking Rue De Laune site (accessible only via the Plains of Abraham sports grounds).
- Spectacular De la Montagne hill
- The Grand Prix site at Place D’Youville (Grand Prix de la Montagne)
How to get here
Save yourself some trouble and use public transit. The Métrobus 800 and 801 are the best way to come. Parc-O-Bus park ‘n’ ride areas are also available so that you can leave your car with complete peace of mind.
For more information, see www.rtcquebec.ca or contact RTC at 418-627-2511.
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