With the two WorldTour one-day races, Grand Prix Cycliste Québec and Grand Prix Cycliste Montréal in Canada, two traditional races were on the BORA - hansgrohe race calendar this weekend.
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
201.6km in length was spread over 16 laps in downtown Quebec City. The topographically easier of the two races in the French-speaking part of Canada was decided in a sprint by a strongly reduced peloton. While Arnaud de Lie was able to secure the win, the BORA - hansgrohe pros Giovanni Aleotti and Frederik Wandahl crossed the finish line in 27th and 40th place, in the same time as the race winner.
01 A. De Lie 4:47:36
02 C. Strong +0:00
03 M. Matthews +0:00
27 G. Aleotti +0:00
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
Also the race in Montréal, took place over an urban circuit. It featured 18 laps on a very difficult 221.4km around the University of Montréal with almost 5000 meters of elevation gain. The final 50km turned into a tough elimination race, which was ultimately won by Adam Yates. Just like on Friday in Québec, Giovanni Aleotti was the best-placed BORA - hansgrohe rider on Sunday in Montreal. Aleotti finished 16th after a solid performance.
01 A. Yates 5:54:02
02 P. Sivakov +0:03
03 A. Aranburu +0:12
16 G. Aleotti +0:58
Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director: “Our goal here was to score a good result but unfortunately we have to accept, we weren’t on the level to achieve that goal. It was all about saving on those super tough race days and then trying to be there in the final with Giovanni Aleotti and Frederik Wandahl. In Québec both were able to cross the line within the first group. In the second race in Montréal, Giovanni Aleotti had a tough moment on the last long climb and so missed out on a possible top 10 result. Ultimately 16th for Aleotti was the maximum for us. The boys gave their best here, we know where we are and we definitely have to work hard towards our last big races this season.“