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Garneau-Quebecor retains UCI continental licence

Team Garneau-Quebecor 2013
Team Garneau-Quebecor 2013
Photo credit: Louis Garneau

Team Garneau-Quebecor, who were granted a UCI continental licence last year, have retained it for the 2014 season.

The team’s first year racing UCI continental was a success, raking up 29 wins. It also won the Fédération Québécoise des Sports Cyclistes award as road and track team of the year.

Remi Pelletier-Roy, a veteran with the team, will serve as captain this year. Pelletier-Roy is a three-time national track champion and a two-time Quebec road champion.

Another strong rider with the squad is Simon Lambert-Lemay who set a new course record at Mardis-Lachine last year as he won the event’s final round.

The final team lineup isn’t set yet, but it is to be announced on March 27. The team is already planning training camps in North Carolina and Florida.

David Veilleux, Antoine Duchesne and Hugo Houle are all alumni of the team. Veilleux is now retired from the peloton, but Duchesne is racing with Europcar and Houle is riding for Ag2r-La Mondiale.