A spectacular return: images from the first GP Québec and Montréal in three years
A selection of the best images from GP Québec and Montréal
While the dust settled on the Vuelta a España on Sunday, many of the world's best one-day riders were trading punches at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Montréal this past weekend.
It's been three long years since these popular WorldTour events took place, and the fireworks seemingly never ceased. While the unheralded French rider Benoit Cosnefroy turned the tables on Wout Van Aert on the picturesque loop through Québec City on Friday, it was two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar who came out on top in downtown Montréal, attacking Van Aert on the final climbs and outsprinting him to the line in a truly spectacular finish.
Indeed three years was a long time to wait, but once again the Canadian Grand Prix races staged quite a show.
Take a look through some of the best shots from both of this year's Canadian one-day races.
All eyes were on Wout Van Aert before the start of the Québec Grand Prix, a race that appeared perfectly suited for the world’s number-two ranked rider.
When Australia’s Michael Matthews won in Québec in 2019, he never expected it would take three years to defend his title. Covid changed that.
The peloton rolled out over the impressive port on the St. Lawrence River.
Québec rider Hugo Houle has never been so popular since he won his memorable stage in the Tour de France this summer.