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Gallery: No stopping Michael Matthews in Montreal as Canadians animate breakaway

Charles-Étienne Chrétien, Adam Roberge, Nigel Ellsay and Hugo Houle ride in the breakaway in front of the home crowd

The racing in Montreal at the second of two one-day WorldTour races in Canada delivered for the thousands of fans that lined the roads. Four Canadians rode in the breakaway receiving the adoring cheers of friends and family. Nigel Ellsay represented Rally Cycling while Hugo Houle of Astana gave the move WorldTour firepower. Team Canada riders Charles-Étienne Chrétien, the younges rider in the race, and Adam Roberge are familiar to the crowd both riding for local UCI team Silber Pro Cycling.

The race would eventually be decided in a sprint after a flurry of attackes failed to ruin the dissolve of the pursuing peloton. Michael Matthews sealed the victory in a hard fought victory against Sonny Colbrelli with last years winner Greg Van Avermaet in third place. Guillaume Boivin was the top Canadians coming home in 19th.