First teams for Monteral-Boston to be announced soon

By Shane Stokes

An announcement will be made soon concerning the identities of the first of the big teams from Europe, the USA and South America for the new Montreal-Boston stage race, to be run from August 4-11, 2007.

The recently-announced 2.1 ranked event will begin in Montreal with four days of racing in Canada and then, after crossing the border, will spend a further four in the US as it continues south to Boston. Thirty teams of seven riders will take part, and both the Quebec Government and the Mayor of Boston have pledged their support.

The race will be organised by Daniel Manibel, who has much experience in running big events such as the Montreal round of the UCI women’s World Cup. He will be provided with general technical consultancy from the UK-based Events Group, who will also organise the Manchester round of the track World Cup in February as well as assist in the running of the Tour de Langkawi.

Events Group Managing Director Alan Rushton said that he was excited about the race. "We are delighted to be working on this new event," he stated, "and are looking forward to contributing to making this an international success. We are targeting a range of entries from the top European teams as well as those from the USA and South America."

More details will appear on Cyclingnews as they become available.

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