Sports

Loïc Bruni finally conquers Vélirium at Mont-Sainte-Anne

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For the 28th consecutive year, elite mountain bike racers from around the world gathered at Mont-Sainte-Anne for the only Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup stop in North America. Competitors raced over bumps, jumps and rocks, through mud and around trees as they descended the mountain or did laps around various circuits. From Aug.

Notre Dame de Paris comes to the Grand Théâtre!

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It’s back! For its 20th anniversary, Notre Dame de Paris, with lyrics by Quebec’s Luc Plamondon and music by French-Italian composer Richard Cocciante, is being presented for the first time in all its glory at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, with 15 performances from Aug. 11-26. The cast is all new, except for Daniel Lavoie who is reprising the role of Frollo.

NCAA competition for Rouge et Or

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger, Rouge et Or

It’s becoming a preseason tradition for the Université Laval men’s basketball program. For the past 10 years, they have hosted a series of NCAA basketball teams at different levels every summer.

Hockey lovers get a chance to see NHL players at annual Boot Camp

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Photo: Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons

Any keen hockey fan will recognize the names Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, David Perron, Jonathan Drouin, Alex Chiasson and Jonathan Huberdeau.

Local Sports Briefs: mountain biking, football and baseball

Vélirium looking for volunteers

The 2018 UCI Vélirium World Cup downhill mountain bike races will be held at Mont Sainte-Anne from Aug. 10 to 12. This is the only stop on the Vélirium World Cup series in North America, and it will also be a prelude to the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship at Mont Sainte-Anne.

Capitales among Can-Am League’s best at mid-way point

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Photo: courtesy of Les Capitales de Québec

With a month and a half to go in the regular season, the Capitales de Québec of the Can-Am Baseball League are well positioned to make the playoffs.

Even though the Capitales lost to the Rockland Boulders 5-4 on July 22, the Caps are still in second place, six games behind the league leaders, the Sussex County Miners of Augusta, New Jersey.

Sports Briefs: Rugby, hockey and basketball

The Rugby Québec girls’ Under 16 (U16) and Under 18 (U18) 15s teams will play a pair of games on July 29 at the Stade Telus at Université Laval against the Académie de Rugby du Rouge et Or.

Runners race up and down Quebec City’s staircases

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
At 7:20 a.m. on June 17, participants in the 10th Quebec City Staircase Challenge stepped up to the starting line in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge and set off to conquer the 34 staircases linking the city’s Lower Town and Upper Town.

BC Lions’ Edward Godin says, “It’s a dream come true!”

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Photo: Kyle Clapham - BC Lions

St. Patrick’s High School graduate Edward Godin is living his dream.

The first graduate of the Fighting Irish football program to make it to the Canadian Football League (CFL), Godin will now suit up for the BC Lions.

Fighting Irish junior girls capture regional rugby banner

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Photo: Luc Lang

Two teams from St. Patrick’s High School competed in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) girls’ rugby sevens championships on June 3.

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