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Five riders to watch in the Canadian World Tour races

  • By Neal Rogers
  • Published Sep. 9, 2011
Part of the Québec course. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

Race headquarters at the Chateau Frontenac. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

QUEBEC CITY, Canada (VN) — The list of contenders to win this year’s Québec City and Montréal Grand Prix Cyclistes is long and varied. However no matter who is asked at the historic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel, which serves as the race’s headquarters, the same names keep popping up. Here we lay out the five top favorites for the podium in Canada.

The Québec race is Friday and the Montréal race is Sunday.

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Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers is editor in chief of Velo magazine and VeloNews.com. An interest in all things rock 'n' roll led him into music journalism while attending UC Santa Cruz, on the central coast of California. After several post-grad years spent waiting tables, surfing, and mountain biking, he moved to San Francisco, working as a bike messenger, and at a software startup. He moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2001, taking an editorial internship at VeloNews. He never left. When not traveling the world covering races, he can be found riding his bike, skiing, or attending a concert.

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