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Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

For the 10th consecutive year, Québec will host the Grand Prix cycliste on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Québec City will host the best cycling teams in the world on a beautiful but demanding circuit. The race will start at 11 a.m. on Grande Allée and the 160 cyclists will do 16 laps around the 12.6 km circuit for a total distance of over 200 km!

Get a front row seat to see one of only two WorldTour circuit events held in North America. All eyes will be on Québec City as the competition is broadcast live around the world.

Schedule of Friday, September 13

  • 8 a.m. Gradual closing of roads on the circuit
  • 11 a.m. Race starts
    (sur Grande Allée Est, face au parc de la Francophonie)
  • 4:15 p.m. Approximate end of the race
  • 4:30 Gradual reopening of roads to traffic

Where to watch

Five separate viewing venues provide front row seats to this high-level competition. These 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)
  • Fan's Village
    (Place George-V)

Race route

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.

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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 rtcquebec.ca or contact RTC at 418-627-2511.

Photo gallery - Grand Prix cycliste 2018