Abitibi Cycling Tour
Abitibi Cycling Tour (Tour de l’Abitibi) is an important cycling race of international scale. Regional and national teams from dozens of countries take part in this race.
A pack of hundred of racers makes for a unique event, and the residents of the area can admire perform the best cyclists in the world. Abitibi Tour first took place in 1969. Throughout the years, it has earned a solid reputation for the quality of its organisation, as well as for the festivities surrounding the event.
The Tour, the longest and the most popular stage in North America, has become a promotional tool for the Abitibi-Temiscamingue A Tour de France for juniors is what the cyclists and team technical directors compare the Tour de l'Abitibi.
Three champions of the Tour de l'Abitibi, who have moved on to become world-class senior cyclists, Michaël Zanoli (Holland), Laurent Jalabert (France) and Alex Steïda (Canada), declared one day that Tour de l'Abitibi was the biggest win of their career.
Tour de la releve Desjardins is presented simultaneously with the Tour of Abitibi. It’s the last stage of the Coup of Quebec Argon 18.
Besides, the new Coup of Nations Abitibi has been opened only to the national junior teams of category A.