Etixx – Quick-Step’s tactic in the final kilometers worked to perfection, as they attacked or chased down moves incessantly with riders like Julian Alaphilippe, Michal Kwiatkowski, and finally Rigoberto Uran in the 201.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec on Friday. Uran’s attack heading into the last kilometer turned out to be the winner, earning Etixx – Quick-Step its 51st road win of 2015, and the second win of the same day.
Etixx – Quick-Step rider Matteo Trentin also won Aviva Tour of Britain Stage 6 earlier on Friday.
Alaphilippe attacked with 1.9km remaining, before Robert Gesink (LottoNL – Jumbo) bridged to him. However, the peloton brought both of them back prior to the flamme rouge. There was some disorganization at the front, and that is when Uran accelerated, drifting off the front, and successfully holding off the peloton for the win.
Etixx – Quick-Step demonstrated the season-long aggressive attitude of the team, taking chance after chance until one worked with Uran. It is the second victory of the season for the Colombian rider, who is also the Colombian ITT Champion.
Uran attacks late to win in Québec
31. March 2016