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THE RACE


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THE RACE



MATCHLESS.
MONUMENTAL.
MYTHICAL.

La Classique des Appalaches—or Appalachian Classic—was created to allow riders in Eastern Canada and the U.S. Northeast to extend and end the season in grand style. Among the most unique and challenging one-day races in North America, it comprises ascents reaching over 2,700 meters (8,860 ft) and an epic journey some 135 km (84 mi.) both on asphalt (90 km/56 mi.) and graded dirt roads (45 km/28 mi.).

The jewel in its crown has to be the finish atop Mount Arthabaska, a rise of 2.6 km/1.6 mi. at 6.7%, including a beautiful 300 meters at 12%! Well worth the $12,000 in prizes—and the mythic immortalization—awaiting the winners. Oh, and the first to cross the finish line will also be rewarded by receiving their weight in maple syrup... kind of a sweet deal!


UP TO $12,000
IN PURSES

Prize money total amount will correspond to the total amount of race registrations, up to $12,000, and will be distributed pro rata to the inscriptions. In addition, depending on the numbers in each classification, the last position offering you the chance get your hands on a prize could be anywhere between 5th and 15th place.

 As a first step, to determine prizes available in each category, a pro rata calculation will be made using the following formula:

Then, as a 2nd step, the size of the categories will determine each grouping’s share of the total, with three possible scenarios (note: the table reads horizontally, from left to right):

Note that regardless of the scenario considered, FQSC scales will be met and/or exceeded. At the time of writing, all four 2016 classes are in effect for the 2017 edition.

The organization reserves the right to adjust or redesign classes, or purse prizes allocation, if called for by number of entries and if sufficient time exists to do so before the event.

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MEN’S PRO/ELITE PELOTON


MEN’S PRO/ELITE PELOTON


MEN’S PRO/ELITE PELOTON

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 – START TIME 10:50am

KEY INFORMATION

GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22617040

  1. 134 km (83.2 mi.), with +/-30km (18.6 mi.) on compacted dirt roads
  2. Climbing more than 2,600 metres (8,530 ft) (elevation/distance ratio= 2%)
  3. Start area at Complexe Sacré-Coeur (see bottom of page)
  4. Finish at the summit of Mont Arthabaska
  5. UCI license is mandatory. One-day license will be available the evening and day of the even, during registrations period ($20).
  6. Racing categories:
  • Professional or semi-professional
  • Senior 1 & 2
  • Junior

 

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AMATEUR ‘A’ PELOTON - OPEN


AMATEUR ‘A’ PELOTON - OPEN


 

AMATEUR ‘A’ PELOTON - OPEN

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 – START TIME 10:00AM

KEY INFORMATION - NEW COURSE

GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24975067

  1. 113 km (70.2 mi.), with 15km (9.3 mi.) on compacted dirt roads
  2. Climbing more than 2,200 metres (6,561 ft) (elevation/distance ratio= 1.89%)
  3. Start area at Complexe Sacré-Coeur (see bottom of page)
  4. Finish at the summit of Mont Arthabaska
  5. UCI license is mandatory. One-day license will be available the evening and day of the even, during registrations period ($20).
  6. Racing categories:
  • Masters Men 1 (30-39)
  • Masters Men 2 (40-49)
  • Seniors 3
  • Entry Category
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AMATEUR ‘B’ PELOTON - OPEN


AMATEUR ‘B’ PELOTON - OPEN


AMATEUR ‘B’ PELOTON - OPEN

September 16, 2017 – START TIME 10:20am

KEY INFORMATION - NEW COURSE

GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24975067

  1. 113 km (70.2 mi.), with 15km (9.3 mi.) on compacted dirt roads
  2. Climbing more than 2,200 metres (6,561 ft) (elevation/distance ratio= 1.89%)
  3. New Start area at Complexe Sacré-Coeur
  4. Finish at the summit of Mont Arthabaska
  5. UCI license is mandatory. One-day license will be available the evening and day of the even, during registrations period ($20).
  6. Racing categories:

Men cumulative ranking:

  • Masters Men 3 (50-59)
  • Masters Men 4 (60+)

Women cumulative ranking:

  • Pro/Elite Women
  • Masters Women
  • Juniors Women
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START/ FINISH


START/ FINISH


A BREATHTAKING FINISH IN EVERY SENSE

The finish of each event offers a breathtaking spectacle for riders and spectators alike. With an average incline of 6.7% over 2.6 km (1.6 mi.) including a 300 metre section at 12%— the scene is set for some truly spectacular moments. The rest is up to you! 


FINISH AREA:
SUMMIT OF MONT ARTHABASKA

KEY INFORMATION:

  1. Road (Chemin du Mont Arthabaska) closed to all other traffic, with the exception of EMVs.
  2. Mandatory rest area, first aid area and festivities
    in adjacent park
  3. Traffic control is in effect from Rue Laurier
    and from 8th Rang
  4. Pedestrian access for the public on the last kilometers, starting from Rue Laurier.

START AREA:
WALKING DISTANCE FROM FINISH

KEY INFORMATION:

  1. Start area is at the Complexe Sacré-Coeur, at the foot
    of Mont Arthabaska
  2. Registrations on site as of the Friday night
  3. Restrooms and showers available on site
  4. Multiple public parking spaces are in the immediate area


NOTE: Ride Guide, for all categories, will be available five days prior to race day.