MONTRÉAL, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, and the member of the Montréal Executive Committee responsible for sports and recreation, Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, today invited Montrealers to attend the 7th edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, which will be held on Sunday, September 11. The event will bring together more than 150 of the world's best cyclists who will be competing on the demanding but magnificent cycling circuit on Mount Royal.
"Montréal is honoured to be part of the UCI WorldTour circuit, which hosts some of the best cycling road races in the world. Montréal is recognized worldwide as a bicycle city, and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, which will be seen in more than 130 countries, contributes to our city's international visibility and reputation as a major sporting event city. By its very nature and television broadcasting potential, cycling represents an excellent means of promoting the tourism potential of any host city. That is why our administration has renewed the city's agreement for the years 2015 to 2019," said the Mayor of Montréal.
"Montréal loves major sporting events and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal is one of our great rendezvous. The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal falls within the objectives of Montréal 2025, which aims to strengthen Montréal's position as a cultural metropolis as well as a city of festivals and major sports competitions, by developing and attracting international events," said Dimitrios (Jim) Beis.
The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal: Sunday, September 11, at 11 a.m.
The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016, on Mount Royal. Cyclists will compete on Mount Royal over a distance of 12.1 km, for 17 laps, covering a total distance of 205.7 km. The competition will begin at 11 a.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. The Start/Finish area is located on Avenue du Parc between Avenue du Mont-Royal and Avenue des Pins.
Critérium national de Montréal: Saturday, September 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Same as in 2015, the Critérium national de Montréal will be held on Saturday, September 10 on Avenue du Parc. This event, which is sanctioned by the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes, will be held between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The route will be along Avenue du Parc, on both sides, between Avenue du Mont-Royal and Avenue Duluth. The Critérium is open to the Junior, Senior and Master categories (17 years old and up), amateurs and professionals, men and women.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif
For further information: Source: Marc-André Gosselin, Attaché de presse, Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, 514 290-1194; Information: Renée Pageau, Relationniste, Service des communications, 514 868-4580