17 times up Mt. Royal: Images from the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

Some images from the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on 9/11/2011.   

The race course consisted of a 17 laps of a 12 km circuit that included the climb of Mt. Royal on each lap.

Professional cycling miscreant Danilo Di Luca led the break on the climb most of the day... but Danny Pate wound up winning the KOM prize when all was said and done.

Some minutes behind, the Rabobank and Sky teams rode at the front, and upped the pressure as the kilometers went by and the afternoon shadows deepened.

View of Montreal (looking east) from Mount Royal, with the old Olympic Stadium in the center.

More photos from the race:

(Gallery here and  a snippet of video here)

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