Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

A bunch of the eastern contingent of the FRT, along with Shari and Joe, will be in Montreal this weekend to check-out some of the world’s top cyclists at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.  The race in Montreal (and the one in Quebec City two days earlier) marks the first time the pro-tour has come to North America.

Some of the teams have started announcing  which of their riders will take the start, and there are some big names on the list.  The highlight so far?  Has to be the Maillot Gris.  Can’t wait to see what that guy can do with some Montreal bagels for fuel.

Full rosters (available to date) after the break.  Mark your prediction for winner in the comments and maybe you’ll end up with a dozen bagels of your own…

Radioshack:

Jani Brajkovic, Chris Horner, Markel Irizar, Levi Leipheimer, Tiago Machado, Sérgio Paulinho, Yaroslav Pöpovych & Haimar Zubeldia

Astana:

David DE LA FUENTE,  Maxim GOUROV, Andriy GRIVKO, Roman KIREYEV, Yevgeniy NEPOMNYACHSHIY, Mirko SELVAGGI, Gorazd STANGELJ, Paolo TIRALONGO

Saxo Bank:

Matti Breschel, Laurent Didier, Jakob Fuglsang, Michael Mørkøv, André Steensen, Chris Anker Sørensen, Nicki Sørensen, Jens Voigt

AG2R La Mondiale:

Ben GASTAUER, Cyril DESSEL, David LE LAY, John GADRET, Julien BERARD, Julien LOUBET, Maxime BOUET, Yuriy KRIVTSOV

Caisse d’Epargne:

Arnaud Coyot, Pablo Lastras, Alberto Losada, Fran Perez, Mathieu Perget, José Joaquin Rojas, Ivan Gutierrez, Angel Madrazo

Euskaltel Euskadi:

Samuel Sánchez, Rubén Pérez,  Alán Pérez, Jorge Azanza, Jonathan Castroviejo, Gorka Izagirre, Javier Aramendía, Miguel Mínguez.

Footon-Servetto-Fuji:

Not available

FDJ:

Not available

Garmin Transitions:

Nothing official, but Ryder will be… ummm… riding.

Lampre-Farnese Vini:

lfredo Balloni, Damiano Cunego, Francesco Gavazzi, David Loosli, Enrico Magazzini, Simone Ponzi, Simon Spilak and Diego Ulissi

Liquigas-Doimo:

Not available

Omega Pharma-Lotto:

Christophe Brandt, Francis De Greef, Michiel Elijzen, Jonas Ljungblad, Matthew Lloyd, Daniel Moreno Fernandez, Staf Scheirlinckx, Charles Wegelius

Quick Step:

Sylvain Chavanel, Jerome Pineau, Kevin Seeldraeyers, Dries Devenyns, Jurgen Van De Walle, Mauro Facci Francesco Reda Kevin Hulsmans

Rabobank:

Not available

Team Sky:

Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Dario Cioni, Chris Froome, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Serge Pauwels, Morris Possoni, Chris Sutton and Davide Vigano

HTC-Columbia

Not available

Katusha:

Marco Bandiera, Laszlo Bodrogi, Alexandre Botcharov, Nikita Eskov, Mikhaylo Khalilov, Luca Mazzanti, Evgueni Petrov and Eduard Vorganov.

Milram:

Not available

Bbox Bouygues Telecom

Not available

BMC

Alessandro Ballan, Chad Beyer, Brent Bookwalter, George Hincapie , Karsten Kroon, Jeff Louder, Mauro Santambrogio, Danilo Wyss

Cofidis

Not available

FOOTON-SERVETTO-FUJI FOT ESP
FDJ FDJ FRA
TEAM GARMIN-TRANSITIONS GRM USA
LAMPRE-FARNESE VINI LAM ITA
LIQUIGAS-DOIMO LIQ ITA
OMEGA PHARMA-LOTTO OLO BEL
TEAM QUICK STEP QST BEL
RABOBANK RAB P-B
TEAM SKY SKY GBR
TEAM HTC-COLUMBIA THR USA
TEAM KATUSHA KAT RUS
TEAM MILRAM MRM GER
TEAM RADIOSHACK RSH USA
TEAM SAXO BANK SAX DEN

3 WILD CARDS

id

country

BBOX BOUYGUES TELECOM BTL FRA
BMC RACING TEAM BMC USA
COFIDIS COF FRA

Start list

The world’s 18 best teams, i.e., the ProTeams, are guaranteed to take part in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal race. Each ProTeam is made up of 20 riders or so. Depending on the course, each team’s sporting director will confirm to the organizer the names of his eight titular riders and two substitutes. Only the riders confirmed for the start list are eligible to line up for the start of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.

The final start list must be delivered to the organizer 72 hours before the start of the race.

List available the day before the race.

Race Schedule

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal race will be run on a city circuit allowing spectators watching from anywhere along the course to see the riders pass by a total of 16 times over the 5 hours of competition. Get set for spectacular action!

Date:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

start finish/line:

Parc Avenue, North of the Georges-Étienne Cartier Monument

start time:

± 12:15 pm

finish time:

± 17:15 pm

race duration:

± 5 hours

Official team presentation and sign in

The team presentation, along with the official sign-in for all racers starting the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 12, at the Start/Finish podium on Avenue du Parc, north of the Georges-Étienne Cartier monument.

Points scale

Only the first ten riders to cross the finish line of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal will earn points toward the UCI individual rankings, according to the following points scale:

Final position in the race

Number of points

1 80
2 60
3 50
4 40
5 30
6 22
7 14
8 10
9 6
10 2

UCI WORLD RANKING

Individual classification:
Ties on points between riders are resolved by counting up the greatest number of 1st place finishes, 2nd place finishes, etc. in the classification of the current year’s races, taking into account only finishes for which World Ranking points are allocated.

Team classification:
The team ranking is obtained by adding up the points obtained by the five best riders in the individual classification. Ties on points between teams are resolved according to the positions of their best riders in the individual classification.

Classification by nation:
The classification by nation is drawn up on the basis of the points obtained by the five best riders of each nationality in the individual classification. The tiebreaking method for equally ranked nations is to consider the positions of their best-ranked riders in the individual classification.

Class and categories

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal is an officially sanctioned UCI ProTour race—the pinnacle of top-level road bicycle racing competitions.

The event has been awarded the UCI ProTour label in recognition of compliance with a set of very strict conditions: excellent sporting quality, unconditional respect of ethical considerations, and impeccable legal compliance.

The race is reserved for riders in the “Men Élite” category.

TV Broadcasts

Follow the race live on Evasion

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal will be broadcast live in Québec on specialty channel Évasion, the only network to cover the event in its entirety (5 hours of racing).

Nationally

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal will air on Télévision de Radio-Canada, Sunday, September 12, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.

Sportsnet One
Three hours coverage – september 12

USA

VERSUS

Three hours special coverage – september 19

Internationally

Eurosport 2 “South and West”: Delayed coverage from 11:00 p.m. to midnight CET (Central European Time)
Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Lebanon, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Byelorussia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine

Eurosport 2 “North and East”: Delayed coverage from 11:00 p.m. to midnight CET
Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia

British Eurosport: Delayed coverage on September 16 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. CET

Eurosport Asia Pacific: Delayed next-day coverage
Australia, Fiji, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Brunei, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam

Eurosport France
Sunday evening, special report: Live broadcast of last two hours, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m., local time

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