2010 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
|2010 UCI World Ranking, race 24 of 26|
|Distance||189 km (117.4 mi)|
|Winning time||4h 35' 26"|
|Winner||Thomas Voeckler (FRA)||(Bbox Bouygues Telecom)|
|Second||Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)||(Team Sky)|
|Third||Robert Gesink (NED)||(Rabobank)|
The 2010 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec was the first edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, one-day professional bicycle road race held in Québec City, Quebec, Canada. It was held on September 10 as the penultimate event in the 2010 UCI ProTour. With the 2010 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal held two days later on September 12, 2010, the 2010 edition was one of only two stops in North America for the 2010 UCI ProTour. It is part of the UCI World Ranking.
The course consisted of 15 laps a 12 km circuit. During the International Cycling Union's visit in 2009, they ranked the course as "demanding" from a technical point of view as Québec City is very hilly, and "exceptional" for the beauty of its setting.
This circuit was well-suited for climbers and those who are used to steep descents. The finish was on an uphill climb.
Twenty One teams had been invited to the 2010 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
Teams from the UCI Pro Tour
Teams awarded a wildcard invitation
|Cyclist||Team||Time||UCI World Ranking|
|1||Thomas Voeckler (FRA)||Bbox Bouygues Telecom||4h 35' 26"||80|
|2||Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)||Team Sky||+ 2"||60|
|3||Robert Gesink (NED)||Rabobank||+ 2"||50|
|4||Ryder Hesjedal (CAN)||Garmin–Transitions||+ 2"||40|
|5||Staf Scheirlinckx (BEL)||Omega Pharma–Lotto||+ 2"||30|
|6||Alessandro Ballan (ITA)||BMC Racing Team||+ 2"||20|
|7||Fabian Wegmann (GER)||Team Milram||+ 2"||10|
|8||Maxime Monfort (BEL)||Team HTC–Columbia||+ 2"||8|
|9||Francesco Reda (ITA)||Quick-Step||+ 2"||6|
|10||Damiano Cunego (ITA)||Lampre–Farnese||+ 2"||2|