Quebec GP: Benoit Cosnefroy comes out at 2 km and wins alone, van Aert 4th

The Grands Prix Cyclistes de Qu├ębec is back after a two-year pandemic hiatus. And it is Benoit Cosnefroy who wins. At the end of the 201.6 km course made up of sixteen circuit laps through the city on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, and 2,976 meters of elevation gain, the Frenchman placed his attack 2.5 kilometers from the finish. .

This weekend, two events are back on the Canadian side. After two editions canceled following the health crisis, the cast is impressive. With Tadej Pogacer and Wout van Aert who are present for prepare for the World Championships in Wollongong. But also Geraint Thomas, Michael Matthews, Biniam Girmay and Peter Sagan.

If a breakaway did try to go to the end, it was caught just over 20 km from the finish. In the last ascent 15 km from the finish, it’s david gaudu trying to accelerate.

It moves everywhere and the attacks fuse in the last lap. Benoit Cosnefroy tries to get out 2 km away and the Frenchman will hold on and win alone. He won 4 seconds ahead of the Australian Michael Matthewswinner of the two previous editions in 2018 and 2019. The Eritrean Biniam Girmay took 3rd place ahead of Wout van Aert who had to settle for 4th place.

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