Simon Gerrans became the first rider in history to complete a ‘Laurentian double’ on Sunday, as he added the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal title to the one he picked up in Québec a couple of days ago. The Australian is now undoubtedly the hot favourite heading into the Road World Championships in Spain later this month.
The leaves are falling, the nights are drawing in and the cycling season is gradually coming to a close. But don’t weep just yet. There’s still some fantastic fast-paced action to feast upon, courtesy of Sunday’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. The race comes hot on the heels of its Québécois neighbour, and the action should be just as gripping.
Peter Sagan put his Quebec disappointment behind him with an audacious solo attack 5km from the finish, hanging on to cross the line four seconds ahead of Simone Ponzi.