Le Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski

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 8 to July 12, Rimouski will greet 200 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 three 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.



2015 Schedule

July 8 2015


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 9 2015


09 :00 a.m. Men's second stage

09 :05 a.m. Women's second stage


July 10 2015


08 :00 a.m. Men's third stage

08 :05 a.m. Women's third stage


July 11 2015


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 12 2015


9 :00 a.m. Men's last stage

9 :05 a.m. Women's last stage

Registred teams

Women 15-16


Men 15-16


Women 17-18


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The sixth and last stage of Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski, fifth edition of this 6-stage event for young cyclists in the Cadet (15-16 years old, Men and Women) and Junior (17-18 years old, Women) categories, was held today.

In this sixth stage, riders had to cover a distance of 70 km, consisting of five lapses of a 14.5-km loop, including the famous hill of De la Cathédrale Avenue, with an average grade of 12%, and a total elevation gain of 1035 m.

Results – Men Cadet

The hill on De la Cathédrale Avenue gave way to the expected results right in the first lap: several attacks and the break out of the pack. It’s during one of the five demanding climbs that three riders, Oliver Evans (Team Manitoba), Christopher Welch (KMS Cycling) and Olivier Hamel (Club Cycliste d’Amos), broke away and gained a substantial lead on the pack. With two lapses to go, Hamel dropped from his breakaway partners who took off together all the way to the finish line. Oliver Evans was the first to cross the finish line to win this last stage of Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski, just ahead of Christopher Welch. The pack made it 1:27 later. Thierry Kirouac-Marcassa (NCCH p/b DEC Express) finishes third. In the general classification, Garrett Marking wins the fifth edition of Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski. His Team Manitoba team mate, Oliver Evans, takes the second place, 1:30 behind. Welch gets the polka-dot jersey for the best climber of the Tour 2014. Spencer Petrov (NorthStar Development) finishes third, 1:36 behind the winner. Petrov takes home the green jersey for the best sprinter of the 2014 edition. The red jersey for the most combative rider in this stage goes to Guillaume Davidson of Équipe Vélo Mauricie who impressed our commissaires with his sustained efforts to keep up with the pack in the long climb on De la Cathédrale Avenue.

Women Categories

In the Women categories, the section on De la Cathédrale Avenue, especially its long hill, had its say on the course of the race. A member of Team N[...]

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