An ambitious team for Canadian races
Everything is ready for the two UCI WorldTour Canadian races. Next Friday, the calendar starts with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec which will be run in the heart of the “Vieille Capitale”. The route is a city circuit of about 200km (12.6km per lap) with the finish line in Old Quebec. Sunday, September 15, instead, will be the moment for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal; an intimidating course with a demanding climb and more than 5 hours of racing (18 laps for 219km).
Among the most anticipated riders, there is certainly our Sonny Colbrelli who has just won the last stage of the Deutschland Tour: “They are two races that I know well enough and that suit for my characteristics. Last year I was 2nd in Montreal, while in Quebec I suffered a bit of jet lag and I wasn’t at my best. The condition is good and after the good results in Germany I think I can do well also in Canada”.
Even his teammate Matej Mohoric knows the two North American races very well. “It is the fourth time I compete in Quebec City and Montreal and they are two races that I like. For me, it is better the Montreal circuit that this year has been made even harder. My condition is growing and I would like to do a good world championship in Great Britain; these two races will help me understand how my preparation is improving”.
SD Gorazd Stangelj is optimistic: “We go to Canada with an excellent team and I expect some good results. In addition to Sonny and Matej, who will be the two riders for the win, I also think that Vincenzo Nibali can be a protagonist especially in Montreal, which this year is longer and so much more competitive”.
TBM’s line-up for both the Canadian races: Vincenzo Nibali, Valerio Agnoli, Damiano Caruso, Grega Bole, Sonny Colbrelli, Matej Mohoric and Ivan Garcia Cortina