Grand Prix Cyclists race through the city

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

Samuel de Champlain keeps an eye on the cyclists as they make their way up Rue Saint-Louis to the finish line during the Grand Prix Cycliste de Qu├ębec.

The fifth edition of the Grand Prix Cyclists took place in Quebec City on September 12 and in Montreal on September 14. The event consists of two international races, with attendant smaller events.

Professionals first met in Quebec City on Thursday afternoon for the Sprint Pro. This adrenaline-driven race is relatively new to cycling, giving spectators the thrill of close finishes.