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Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

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 7, 2018.

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 147 cyclists will do 16 laps around the 12.6 km circuit for a total distance of over 200 km!

Schedule of Friday, September 7

  • 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


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

Five 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)
  • Fan’s Village
    (Place George-V)

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.

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