Posted by Editoress on 07/16/10
The Grand Prix Cycliste ProTour Québec – Montréal announced Thursday the registration of Canadian racer Ryder Hesjedal to the first North-American editions of the cycling ProTour this coming September. A member of the Garmin Transitions team and 12th in the overall standing of the 2010 Tour de France after the 11th stage, he had maintained the fourth position during stages 3 to 6 and had reached the third rank after the 8th stage.
Born in Victoria, British-Columbia, Hesjedal is proud to compete in these ProTour races on his native soil. “These two races are really important to me, and I hope they’ll become ‘classics’ before long,” said Hesjedal. “I rode in a national championship race in Québec City, but I’ve never been on the Montréal course. I know it’s a tough one but I’ll be going all out for the best possible result in both events.”
The latest article posted on www.protourquebecmontreal.com will provide you with more information on Ryder Hesjedal.
About The Grand Prix Cycliste ProTour Québec – Montréal
In 2009, the UCI awarded a pair of licences to present the first-ever North American stops on the ProTour racing circuit to Grand Prix Cycliste ProTour Québec – Montréal. The organization is in charge of planning and presenting the Québec and Montréal races from 2010 to 2014 inclusively. Please see the www.protourquebecmontreal.com website for full details on these races emblematic of the highest level of international cycling.
Grand Prix Cycliste ProTour press release
Note: Svein Tuft also announce his participation in the Canadian ProTour events. His interview at Road Nationals can be found HERE
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