The 49th edition of the Tour de l’Abitibi will take place in Amos from July 17th to 23th with start and finish points planned in different locations in the region.
The Tour de l’Abitibi is an international road cycling race that annually brings together 150 cyclists for a week of intense competition. This stage of the Nations’ Cup Juniors UCI is the only one of 7 stages to be presented outside of Europe, which makes the Tour a very renowned and prestigious race. During the past 48 years, the Tour has welcomed thousands of participants from 40 different countries and continues to be an excellent opportunity for cyclists aspiring to become professionals.
The Tour de l’Abitibi Desjardins is back in Val-d’Or from four years of abscence, and is being a Junior Nations’ Cup event.
The Tour de l’Abitibi Desjardins is back to being a Junior Nations’ Cup event. The 46th edition will take place in Amos for the city’s 100th anniversary.
The Tour de l’Abitibi and the Nations Cup are amalgamated to offer one event only. The Tour de l’Abitibi/Nations Cup remains a unique international event that brings together the best junior cyclists in the world and that allows for qualification for ICU World Junior Road Championships. It is the only competition of that kind to take place outside of Europe.
The Tour de l’Abitibi presents its 40th edition and takes up the challenge of also presenting the Juniors Nations Cup event newly implemented by ICU. The Nations Cup is a qualifying event for the ICU Juniors Road World Championships.
The Tour de l’Abitibi celebrates its 35th anniversary.
Wearing the colours of Denmark, the Finland native Jukka Vastaranta emulates Peter Mazur and makes gains at the Tour de l’Abitibi and Juniors World Cup.
The Métro Summer Festival is created and presents concerts after the Tour’ daily events.
Canadian Peter Mazur, wearing the colours of an American team, wins the Tour de l’Abitibi and later wins the Juniors World Cup Championship.
Japan participates in the Tour for the first time.
The Tour becomes the only North American stage of the new Juniors World Cup.
First participation of a South American team, Argentina.
Record participation of 9 national teams, including the first participation of an Oceanian team, New Zealand.
The Tour changes its diamond-shape course for a star-shape one with a new stage arrangement following the towns’ geographic location, with departures and arrivals at the same central point.
First participation of an East Bloc country, Czechoslovakia.
Michael Zanoli (Netherlands), world junior champion, is the first holder of the world title to participate in the Tour.
The Tour takes to the streets with its first sidewalk sales, public entertainment and evening concerts under the big top.
First European team: France’s participation marks the beginning of the Tour’s internationalisation.
Participation of the USA national team.
Participation of the 8th edition’s five title holders, which makes it America’s Super Juniors Championship.
Consolidation of festivities surrounding the cycling component.
Participation of the first teams from outside Québec (Ontario and United States). Beginning of alternating host cities.
The Tour de l’Abitibi is born.