Cyclos – La Québécoise – La Montréalaise

07/13SEPT.2014

In collaboration with Grand Prix Cycliste Québec - Montréal
Two sports courses, a cycling event in Québec City - Cycling Challenges La Québécoise, La Montréalaise

13 sept. 2014

The 2 courses TWO SPORTING CHALLENGES, AMONGST ONE EXCEPTIONAL SETTING IN THE HEART OF THE QUEBEC CITY AREA

Distance+/-90 km

Elevation gain 800 m

QUEBEC CITY

The green course of our 2014 edition will almost share its entire route with the blue course (150 km). Even though, it will provide a challenging elevation gain, the green course will be accessible to a larger group of cyclists with respect to his shorter distance.

It’s recommended for groups who want a friendly ramble or beginner road/touring cyclists looking to benefit from quality guidance. You can gain familiarity riding in a group and experience your first timed ride, all while enjoying what the region of Quebec city has to offer.

It’s the perfect course for you if you’re used to riding between 25-30km/h on average and you’ve got fewer than 1,500 km in your legs so far this year.

SPEED GROUPS PROPOSED

To have a maximum of pleasure on the road, we recommend you to choose among our various SPEED GROUPS PROPOSED and read carefully the characteristics appropriate for each of them.

Le Peloton

  • Average speed between 28 et 30km/h
  • Mandatory stops to feed stations
  • Escorted by the police

Le Gruppetto

  • Average speed between 24 et 26 km/h
  • Mandatory stops to feed stations
  • Escorted by the police

Peloton & Gruppetto groups will be supervised in a safe manner according to the average speed established for each group. The speed averages of the groups are managed to insure the safety of all riders.

Any rider who ends up outside one of the speed groups must ride in a safe manner and obey the Highway Safety Code.

Distance+/-150 km

Elevation gain1 500 m

BETWEEN HILLS AND VALLEYS

The blue course of the 2014 edition of La Québécoise is a beautifull challenge! From Québec City (Start from Grande Allée), the cyclists will ride to Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval and will enjoy the beauty of Lac Beauport before crossing the municipality of Stoneham and Tewkesbury to get over the legendary « Équerres »". For the 2nd half of their course, they will head back to Québec City by Saint-Augustin-De-Desmaures, then by the Chemin du Roy before taking advantage for last ride along the St.Lawrence River (boulevard Champlain) and finally cross the finish line on Grande Allée.

This circuit takes riders on some fine, wide and superbly well-paved roads. It features grandiose landscapes that offer a striking contrast: a vast hilly plateau fractured by valleys with sharp drops and rises. Rated as hilly and demanding, this course is for riders who are not afraid of a few leg-breaking climbs.

With its long distance, the 150 km course aimed at cyclists with more than 2,500 km on the odometer this season, and who can maintain an average speed around 30 km/h. A great end-of-season challenge!

SPEED GROUPS PROPOSED

To have a maximum of pleasure on the road, we recommend you to choose among our various SPEED GROUPS PROPOSED and read carefully the characteristics appropriate for each of them.

L'échappée

  • Average speed : + 35 km/h
  • No stop to feed stations
  • Escorted by the police
  • L’Échappée is limited to 200 participants
  • The speed will be managed to insure safe riding conditions at all time for the cyclists as well as the other road users (cars)

Le Peloton

  • Average speed between 30 et 32km/h
  • Mandatory stops to feed stations
  • Escorted by the police

Le Gruppetto

  • Average speed between 26 et 28km/h
  • Mandatory stops to feed stations
  • Escorted by the police

Peloton & Gruppetto groups will be supervised in a safe manner according to the average speed established for each group. The speed averages of the groups are managed to insure the safety of all riders.

Any rider who ends up outside one of the speed groups must ride in a safe manner and obey the Highway Safety Code.