The Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski is a five-stage cycling race organized for male and female Cadets (15-16 years old) as well as for female Juniors (17-18 years old).
From July 6 to July 10, 2016, Rimouski will greet athletes from all around Canada, the United States and Europe.
The event's main goal is to prepare these athletes for Juniors international competitions by allowing them to live a small Tour de France experience. Athletes and coaches will then have access to conferences and courses intended to help them progress.
This stage race constitutes a privileged springboard for our young riders. After six edition, this event has already become an important component of Quebec's calendar, and even the North American race calendar. In a near future, we hope it will attract more European teams, therefore giving the participants more exposure and help them emerge on the international scene.
By registering your team, you will allow your riders to beneficiate from a professional organization and give them the opportunity to take up the challenge of competing five stages in five days on selective courses.
July 6 2016
1 to 3 p.m. Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski's accreditation
3 :30 p.m. Team manager's meeting
6 :00 p.m. First stage, Team Time Trial
July 7 2016
09 :00 a.m. Men's second stage - In line race
09 :05 a.m. Women's second stage
July 8 2016
09 :00 a.m. Third stage - Individual Time Trial
July 9 2016
01 :30 p.m. Tour des petits (promotional event for kids)
02 :00 p.m. Women's criterium
03 :00 p.m. Men's criterium
July 10 2016
9 :00 a.m. Men's last stage - Circuit race
9 :05 a.m. Women's last stage
From July 8 to 12, the best cyclists aged 15 to 18 years from Quebec, Canada, the United States and Colombia will hit the roads of the Rimouski region for the sixth edition of Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski.
A High-Quality Competition
Spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy close views of very high-quality races during select stages. This year, Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski presents five stages over five days, in a small-scale Tour de France format. Athletes in the men and women Cadet categories (15-16 years old) and women Junior category (17-18 years old) will take part in the event. The cyclists will have to excel in a team time trial, a point-to-point road race, an individual time trial, a criterium, and an urban circuit road race including five strenuous climbs of Avenue de la Cathédrale, which is the queen stage of the event. The demanding routes will give the athletes the opportunity to truly experience an international-level cycling race and the people of the Rimouski area the privilege to witness impressive sporting achievements.
Some Interesting Novelties
Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski is a constantly-evolving event and again this year, several novelties enhance the event on different aspects.
First, the teams of cyclists and their staff members have the possibility to choose their type of accommodation in the region for the duration of the event this year. "In the previous years, the Tour organization offered an all-inclusive experience to the teams and several of them have expressed their desire to choose their type of accommodation. This decision will have an undeniable impact on the economic benefits for the whole Rimouski region, because these teams and their staff members will go to various hotels and restaurants during their stay with us", says the Tour general manager, Michel Fugère.
Another novelty, the event's official site has been m[...]
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