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2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

The 2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal is the fourth edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, a single-day professional bicycle road race. It was held on 15 September 2013, over a distance of 205.7 km (127.8 mi), starting and finishing in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. It was the 26th event of the 2013 UCI World Tour season. The race is one of only two events which are part of the World Tour calendar in North America, the other one being the 2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec contested two days prior.

2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2013 UCI World Tour, race 26 of 28
Race details
Dates15 September 2013
Distance205.7 km (127.8 mi)
Winning time5h 20' 07"
  Winner  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Cannondale)
  Second  Simone Ponzi (ITA) (Astana)
  Third  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) (Garmin–Sharp)
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The race is held under the auspices of the UCI World Tour, and all nineteen UCI ProTeams are invited automatically. There is also one wildcard invitation, taken byTeam Europcar. A Canadian national squad also competed in the race, and as such, formed the event's 21-team peloton. The 21 teams that competed in the race were:


The race consisted of 17 laps of a circuit 12.1 km (7.5 mi) in length, and followed the same path as the 2011 edition. The circuit, around the main campus of the Université de Montréal, was well-suited for climbers and punchers with three climbs per lap. The finish was on an uphill climb with a small gradient of 4%, that was located on Avenue du Parc. There was a sharp, 180 degrees bend to the right situated 500 meters away from the line. The total vertical climb of the race was 3,893 meters.[1] The major difficulties were:

  • Kilometer 2: Côte Camilien-Houde: 1,8 kilometers, average gradient of 8%
  • Kilometer 6: Côte de la Polytechnque: 780 meters, average gradient of 6% with a pass of 200 meters at 11%
  • Kilometer 11: Avenue du Parc: 560 meters, average gradient of 4%


Cyclist Team Time UCI World Tour
1   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale 5h 20' 07" 80
2   Simone Ponzi (ITA) Astana + 4" 60
3   Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin–Sharp + 4" 50
4   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 7" 40
5   Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Lampre–Merida + 7" 30
6   Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 7" 22
7   Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Astana + 7" 14
8   Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) Belkin Pro Cycling + 9" 10
9   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 9" 6
10   Jan Bakelants (BEL) RadioShack–Leopard + 9" 2


  1. ^ "Parcours" (PDF). Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. Grand Prix Cycliste Québec-Montréal. Retrieved 11 September 2011.

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