The game of predictions is always risky but at least three names stand out more frequently among the answers of the experts in anticipation of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on Friday.
It’s not enough to have won a stage of the Tour de France last July. We must first look at the results in the most recent races to assess the level of form of the stars in the last month, but also the results of previous years on the Quebec circuit.
So here are our top picks, with a few names that could also slip into the top 10.
32 years old
Team Jayco AlUla
Winner of 10 grand tour stages
Always successful in Quebec.
Winner of the 2018 and 2019 Quebec GP
Winner of the 2018 Montreal GP
Intermarché- Circus- Wanty team
First African rider to win a Flandrian classic (Ghent-Wevelgem 2022)
Winner of a stage in the Giro d’Italia
3rd in the 2022 Quebec Grand Prix
Arnaud De Lie
21 years old
DSTNY Lotto Team
The youngest rider in the group of favorites, he finished in the top 5 of the Renewi Tour four times recently.
7th in the Bemer Cyclassics in August
32 years old
Winner of four grand tour stages
Winner of the 2015 Montreal Grand Prix
Renewi Tour winner last month
Skillful in the rain
Winner of the 1st stage of the Tour de France 2023, yellow jersey for 4 days and 3rd overall
7th in the 2022 Quebec Grand Prix
4th in the 2022 Montreal Grand Prix
Also to watch:
-Greg Van Avermaet
In Quebec, the champion will be crowned shortly before 5 p.m.
List of winners
Quebec Grand Prix
2020- No race
2021- No race