Hosts

2014  Amos
2012-2013  Rouyn-Noranda
2011  Amos
1999-2010  Val-d’Or
1998  Amos
1997  La Sarre
1996  Rouyn-Noranda
1995  Val-d’Or
1994  La Sarre
1993  Rouyn-Noranda

1992  Amos
1991  Senneterre
1990 Amos
1988-1989  Val-d’Or
1987  Rouyn-Noranda
1986  Amos
1985  Val-d’Or
1984  Senneterre
1983  Val-d’Or
1982  La Sarre

1981  Amos
1980  Senneterre
1979  Val-d’Or
1978  Rouyn-Noranda
1977  La Sarre
1976  Val-d’Or
1975  Amos
1974  Rouyn-Noranda
1973  Val-d’Or
1969-1972  Amos

History of the Tour
de l’Abitibi

History of the Tour
de l’Abitibi

  • 1969

    The Tour de l’Abitibi is born.

  • 1973

    Participation of the first teams from outside Québec (Ontario and United States). Beginning of alternating host cities.

  • 1975

    Consolidation of festivities surrounding the cycling component.

  • 1976

    Participation of the 8th edition’s five title holders, which makes it America’s Super Juniors Championship.

  • 1980

    Participation of the USA national team.

  • 1981

    First European team: France’s participation marks the beginning of the Tour’s internationalisation.

  • 1983

    The Tour takes to the streets with its first sidewalk sales, public entertainment and evening concerts under the big top.

  • 1986

    Michael Zanoli (Netherlands), world junior champion, is the first holder of the world title to participate in the Tour.

  • 1988

    First participation of an East Bloc country, Czechoslovakia.

  • 1989

    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.