Peter Sagan wins Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec
Sep 09 2016 11:42 pm CET

Peter Sagan wins Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec

World champion Peter Sagan has won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec. The Slovak beat Greg Van Avermaet and Anthony Roux in the final sprint.

A group of eight riders was ahead of the peloton throughout part of the Canadian WorldTour race, but its last remaining member Lars Bak was caught at about 40 kilometers from the finish.

Colombian Rigoberto Uran performed a late attack in a hopeful attempt to stay ahead of the peloton until the finish but the Cannondale-Drapac rider was eventually caught by the pack as the sprint seemed inevitable.

At the finish, Tinkoff's Sagan proved to have the best legs once again and defeated Olympic champion Van Avermaet of BMC Racing Team for the victory.

Antony Roux (FDJ), Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac) and Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange) completed the top five.

Sagan is the seventh winner of the race, which was first held in 2010, after Thomas Voeckler, Philippe Gilbert, Simon Gerrans, Robert Gesink, Simon Gerrans (second victory) and Uran.

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec is the first of two Canadian WorldTour races, also known as the "Laurential Classics". The second, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, takes place on Sunday.

Result

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (1.UWT)
Road race Montreal - Montreal (2016-09-11)
Pos. Name Team Country Time
1.Greg VAN AVERMAETBMC 5:27:04
2.Peter SAGANTNK +0
3.Diego ULISSILAM +0
4.Michael MATTHEWSOGE +0
5.Nathan HAASDDD +0
6.Gianni MOSCONSKY +0
7.Alberto BETTIOLCPT +0
8.Jon IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTIMOV +0
9.Anthony ROUXFDJ +0
10.Julian ALAPHILIPPEEQS +0

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