Rimouski, Quebec is a beautiful, small city on the St. Lawrence River located about a 5 hour drive north east of Montreal. The surrounding sharp hills, little villages, and country roads provides the perfect setting for The Tour de la Releve International de Rimouski.
The Rimouski Stage race presents five stages over five days in a small scale Tour de France format. It is an important component on the North American race calendar for Juniors (U19) and Cadets (U17), and allows them to gain quality international experience.
Many teams opt for dorm accommodation at the University of Quebec and enjoy the fun of a campus experience along with fellow riders.
Juventus rider Abbey McGill is a second year cadet and jumped at the opportunity to join a composite team competing in the Junior Women's category.
Fellow teammates Megan Heath, Ruby West, and Dana Gilligan raced the team time trial (TTT), 78 km road race, 15 km individual time trial (ITT), 35 km criterium, and infamous Cathedral hill 4 lap circuit race to complete the 5 stages.
The Centurion Next Wave Cycle Team that Abbey raced with had impressive results - winning the TTT, securing podium and top ten finishes in the remaining stages, as well as winning the overall Team GC.
To race with a dense field of junior women on such demanding and challenging routes is a huge opportunity. Congratulations to Abbey McGill, and the team of Centurion Next Wave Cycle for racing so well in the Tour de Releve International de Rimouski!