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Mollema targets Quebec WorldTour races after Tour of Alberta victory

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Bauke Mollema (Trek) gets his final podium kisses for the overall win

Bauke Mollema (Trek) gets his final podium kisses for the overall win (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Bauke Mollema (Trek) rode hard to hold onto yellow today

Bauke Mollema (Trek) rode hard to hold onto yellow today (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Bauke Mollema (Trek) happy on the podium

Bauke Mollema (Trek) happy on the podium (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Podium celebrations for the top three overall

Podium celebrations for the top three overall (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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The top three overall for the week

The top three overall for the week (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)

Bauke Mollema's overall victory for Trek Factory Racing at the Tour of Alberta on Monday has given him the confidence he was looking for heading into the pair of Canadian WorldTour one-day races at the Grands Prix Cyclistes in Quebec City on September 11 and Montreal on September 13.

"I will race the classics in Quebec and Montreal, I like those races, so that's a goal for me and the goal for the team," Mollema said. "They are two WorldTour races, so they are really important. I think that Alberta was a really good preparation for the Quebec races because it was a six-day race, and there are only three days between the two events, so I think this was the best preparation for those classics."

Kirsten Frattini has been involved in bike racing from the grassroots level all the way to the World Cup. She is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. Kirsten has worked in both print and digital publishing. She started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006, and was responsible for reporting from the US and Canadian racing scene. Now as a Production Editor, she produces international race coverage for all cycling disciplines, edits global news and writes features.