Québec – Friday, September 8th – Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec started in the heart of the »Ville Capitale«. The race suits well to punchers and those used to steep descends. Riders had to make 16 laps, each was 12,6 km long and all together 201,6 km, with an altitude reference of 186 m and altitude difference in total of 2976 m.
BAHRAIN MERIDA was strong and as a team did a good job. The strategy was to bring Sonny Colbrelli in front for the sprint. Sonny was, unfortunately, a bit behind and he had to attack from behind