Montreal World Cup gears up

By Mitch Friedman

The 9th running of the UCI Elite Women's Road Cycling World Cup of Montreal will take place this Saturday on the challenging Mont-Royal course.

This year the Montreal World Cup has the support of the City of Montreal with the City sponsorship of $CAD100,000 will allow the event to offer an international race of high level and to host the best cyclists in the world, as well as to confirm the importance of the Montreal in the international cycling field.

This year the Montreal World Cup is the seventh round of the 12 round series, and the only one on the North American continent. Also this year the famous Mount Royal course is now more then 1 km longer, stretching to Avenue du Parc. According to Daniel Manibal race promoter, "The new course allows the public to view the race from different vantage points, although the Mount Royal lookout and summit remain the choice spots to watch the event unfold." Daniel Manibal also wanted to thank the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough for agreeing to welcome the new part of the course.

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