Rigoberto Uran wins the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec

Colombian Rigoberto Uran wins the Canadian WorldTour race with a late solo attack

Rigoberto Uran attacks on stage nineteen of the 2015 Tour of Italy (Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-QuickStep) netted his first WorldTour victory of the season in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec in Canada on Friday.

The Colombian chanced a late attack to try his luck - and the crafty move paid off as he hit the line before Australian Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge). Norwegian Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) placed third.

Uran's win was the second for Etixx-QuickStep on Friday after Matteo Trentin won the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain.

The 201.6-kilometre event saw the riders traverse a 12.6km circuit a total of 16 times. Each lap includes four distinct climbs, with a race total of 2967 metres of climbing

The GP Quebec is part of a double-header of WorldTour one-day events in Canada with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal taking place on Sunday, September 13.

Many riders are using the two North American events to hone their form ahead of the forthcoming 2015 UCI Road World Championships, taking place on the same continent in Richmond, USA.

Result

Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec, 201.6km

1. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx-QuickStep

2. Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge

3. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha

4. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin

5. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida

6. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing

7. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing

8. Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Soudal

9. Warren Barguil (Fra) Giant-Alpecin

10. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.