A SIXTH EDITION UNDER THE SIGN OF RENEWAL


03 July 2015



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 moved to Paul-Hubert School, which offers a larger and better-suited site with more commodities for athletes and spectators alike.

 

Moreover, new courses are proposed this year, including a road race starting in St-Anaclet, an individual time trial on a longer distance in Ste-Luce (in the Luceville area, on the second range toward Mont-Joli) and a criterium on an exciting 1-km route which promises to truly impress participants as well as spectators. Among the other novelties on the routes, the last kilometres of the second and fifth stages will be different this year, following Des Pointes Road, Beauséjour Road, Tessier Street and Ross Avenue. "This change from the previous years has been made for security and logistics reasons. We wanted to avoid riding on Highway 232 for the end of those two stages and the chosen route will add an interesting level of difficulty for our riders at the end, with the climb on Ross Avenue", explains Michel Fugère.

 

For the first time this year, athletes from Colombia will take part in Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski. "Two teams will be with us for the event, a first for these representatives of South America. Coming to Rimouski for a cycling event is an important investment for these athletes, so various partners have facilitated their stay with us, including Cégep de Rimouski, which will accommodate the teams from Colombia at their residences for the duration of the event", says Michel Fugère.

 

Our Precious Partners and Contributors

 

Several partners contribute to the organization of this cycling competition, helping the event to maintain a high-quality of organization throughout the years. "I'm happy to see that local businesses and public organizations realize the impact of the event and join forces with us. We are proud to be able to count on these prime contributors. We are looking forward to welcome all the athletes, coaches and staff members in the beautiful Rimouski region", concludes Michel Fugère.

 

The organization welcomes volunteers for the sixth edition of the event. People interested to volunteer can register online. All the information as well as the registration form can be found on the event's website at www.tourdelareleve.ca.

 

About Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski

 

The sixth edition of Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski, a staged event, will include some 200 cyclists from Canada, the United States, and Colombia in the men and women Cadet category (15-16 years old) and women Junior category (17-18 years old). This event aims to prepare these athletes to attend international competitions and to give them the opportunity to experience an event in a small-scale Tour de France format.


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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.

 

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