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SPORTS & RECREATION
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Grands Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal
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Cancer) and the FQSC (Fédération québécoise
des sports cyclistes). Although the events are
free to attend, a portion of the proceeds from
VIP ticket sales are used to help fund these
organizations.
The IRIC research centre is located on cam-
pus at the Université de Montréal. The Montréal
race passes right in front of the campus. To help
the centre obtain research funds, the Grands Prix
Cyclistes closes the Montréal course early on
Sunday morning and allows donors to ride one
lap of the professional race course, providing
them with security and medical personnel.
The FQSC is a provincial training federation
for cyclists. The Grands Prix Cyclistes helps to
fund training camps to develop young Canadian
riders with professional potential. They alsosup-
porta series of races for younger riders, aged
9–15, which are held during the summer.
However, Leblanc points out that the rea-
son they are able to support such organizations,
and are able to hold their events at all, is due to
their sponsors and partners. Their public partners
include Québec City and Montréal, as well as the
Photo Credit: Johany Jutras, Montréal
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