Double-header of WorldTour one-day races take place in Québec and Montréal, Canada, on Friday and Sunday

World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) will both line up for the Grand Prix de Québec in Canada on Friday, September 8.

The race makes up one half of two single-day WorldTour events along with the Grand Prix de Montréal on Sunday, September 10.

They have become important events since their first appearance in 2010, both in their own right and serving as a warm-up prior to the UCI Road World Championships, which this year take place in Norway over September 16-24.

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Sagan and Van Avermaet will join Giro d’Italia champion Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), Tour de France runner-up Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac), Simon Gerrans (Orica-Scott), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and British national champion Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) among the starters.

Sagan won GP de Québec last year, adding his name to a list of winners that also includes Uran (2015), Gerrans (2012 and 2014) and Philippe Gilbert (2011).

Greg Van Avermaet wins ahead of Peter Sagan in the GP de Montreal 2016

Sunday’s GP de Montréal should also feature largely the same start list of riders, which a few alterations. Last year, it was won by Van Avermaet with Sagan having claimed the victory in 2013.

Both races are circuit-based, with several notable hills on each pass. Montréal’s hills are longer, but Québec’s are more numerous. Both have a drag up to the finish.

Race information

GP de Québec
Friday, September 8
201.6km distance (16 laps of 12.6km)
2,976m total ascent

GP de Montréal
Sunday, September 10
205.7km distance (17 laps of 12.1km)
3,893m total ascent

TV guide

Eurosport will be broadcasting live coverage and highlights of both races. Times may be subject to change.

Friday, September 8
21.00-21.40, Grand Prix de Québec LIVE, Eurosport 2

Saturday, September 9
02.00-03.30, Grand Prix de Québec highlights, Eurosport 2

Sunday, September 10
20.55-21.25, Grand Prix de Montréal LIVE, Eurosport 2
23.30-01.30, Grand Prix de Montréal highlights, Eurosport 2

Monday, September 11
06.30-07.30, Grand Prix de Montréal highlights, Eurosport 2

Previous winners

GP de Québec
2016 Peter Sagan
2015 Rigoberto Uran
2014 Simon Gerrans
2013 Robert Gesink
2012 Simon Gerrans
2011 Philippe Gilbert
2010 Thomas Voeckler

GP de Montréal
2016 Greg Van Avermaet
2015 Tim Wellens
2014 Simon Gerrans
2013 Peter Sagan
2012 Lars Petter Nordhaug
2011 Rui Costa
2010 Robert Gesink