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Legendary Tour de l’Abitibi Celebrates 50th Anniversary – An Amazing Journey

July 18, 2018 (Val D’or, Que.) – The 50th anniversary of the legendary Tour de l’Abitibi is underway July 16-22 in northwestern Quebec some 600 kilometres north of Montreal and 800 kilometres from Toronto.

Léandre Normand  ©  Tour de l’Abitibi

But every summer for the last 50 years, the region is overrun by Spandex as it plays host to the iconic cycling stage race, Tour de l’Abitibi, for junior riders, that’s become renowned around the globe. The towns embrace it and come out by the hundreds to volunteer and line the roadways to cheer on the next generation of cycling heroes.

1975 – Pierre Harvey (CAN)  ©

“This was my first big result and it convinced me that I had some potential,” said Harvey. “From there I became more confident and invested all I had to get as far as I could. Soon after, I succeeded in participating in four Olympic Games, but my journey began in Abitibi. I went to school in Abitibi! to learn about cycling.”

As the only North American stop out of eight competitions that comprise the UCI Juniors Nations Cup, its humble beginning saw 52 cyclists on the start line for three stages. Fifty years later over 4,000 riders from 45 countries have pedalled their lanky cabooses through the northern region of Quebec dotted with small towns.

1986 – Michel Zanoli (NED)  ©  Ronald Brisson

According to Marc Lemay, former president of Cycling Canada, the Tour de l’Abitibi began as a season-end race similar to the 3-stage Cyclo-Nordo Challenge already organized by Leandre and his brother Yvan with cyclists from the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region competing. Soon after teams from Montreal and Ontario joined in along with more Quebec riders.

Marc Lemay  ©

Under the new “star” system all stages finished in the same town which acted as the hostfor that particular year. With four towns involved – Rouyn-Noranda, Amos, Val d’Or, La Sarre – and a two-year mandate for each, the Tour was guaranteed for eight more years.

Gerald Rocheleau  ©  Tour de l’Abitibi

The race has become not only a unique competition in Canada, but also a crucial one for young riders who dream of making their mark in the world of international cycling, according to Louis Barbeau, Director General of Quebec’s Cycling Federation (FQSC).

“The Tour of Abitibi has been and still is an essential event in the development of young riders for 50 years. For most junior riders who have participated in this event, it has been their first contact with the international scene and a chance to measure themselves against some of the best athletes in the world,” says Barbeau. “We are very fortunate to have such an event in Quebec and in Canada, and very grateful to the organization who has relentlessly worked hard over the years to offer and amazing race to our athletes.”

Volunteers  ©  Tour de l’Abitibi

“We can say that it’s about a bunch of passionate people, not to say maniacs, crazy about cycling, who, at this given time, started to focus on something else than hockey,” says Normand. “I was avidly gulping cycling magazines and we then decided, in a joint move, to get together and organize a stage race and showcase genuine Abitibian experiences. It just kept on expanding.”

Racing  ©  Tour de l’Abitibi

“Winning Abitibi 38 years ago feels like a dream,” said Steida. “It was so long ago, we (the British Columbia provincial team) really didn’t know what we were doing then. We were just racing hard and aggressive every day. Back then we were restricted to a 50×15 so my track racing background helped me a lot. My hockey experience gave me the power. I had great teammates with me who absolutely sacrificed for me. I can’t thank them enough. It was that feeling of shared accomplishment that drew me deeper into the sport.”

Louis Garneau  ©  Tour de l’Abitibi

The event has played an important role for Cycling Canada as well. “Abitibi has long played a pivotal role in the development of some of Canada’s best male cyclists. We are fortunate and incredibly grateful to have such a passionate community that has sustained such a successful and impactful event,” commented Matthew Jeffries Interim CEO/Director of Marketing at Cycling Canada.

The Abitibi-Temiscamingue has been a proud partner since the beginning. “It’s a unique event in North America! In addition to highlighting the cyclists next generation, it also has made our region, Abitibi-Temiscamingue, shine for 50 years,” said Emilien Larochelle, the chairman of Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

La route des champions  ©

For Normand, who managed the race for the first 10 years, seeing how the Tour has not only grown but thrived over the past 50 years is what matters most.

“What makes me the most proud, it’s that it’s still there 50 years later,” he says. “For me, it’s this longevity rather than the international scope and reputations it acquired throughout the years that matters most.”

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VAL-D’OR, Que. — Pierre Harvey credits the Tour de l’Abitibi, which celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year, for getting him started in international cycling.

“The Tour de l’Abitibi was my launching pad to discovering when I had inside me as a cyclist,” the former Canadian Olympian said.

The week-long stage race, which begins Tuesday in Val d’Or in northwestern Quebec, is the lone North American stop in the eight-event UCI Junior Nations Cup series.

The 61-year-old Harvey, who won the Tour de l’Abitibi as a teenager in 1975, went on to race for Canada at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and to take a silver medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton. The Rimouski, Que., native also became a top cross-country skier.

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He especially remembers winning the individual time trial.

“That’s the event in which you can’t hide in the peloton and win at the end,” said Harvey, who will serve as honourary president of the event. “You ride alone against the wind and against the clock.

“That motivated me to see how far I could push. After that, I participated in four Olympic Games, but my schooling came in Abitibi.”

The Abitibi event has helped launch the careers of some international stars, including the 1995 winner of the Vuelta (Tour of Spain) Laurent Jalabert of France, 1988 Giro d’Italia winner Andrew Hampsten of the U.S. and 1984 Olympic silver medallist Steve Bauer of St. Catharines, Ont., who wore the leader’s yellow jersey at the Tour de France for five days in 1988.

Over the years, 4,289 riders have participated.

“I’m impressed that it’s lasted this long,” said Harvey. “It takes people who have fire in their hearts and quite often it’s out in the regions that you find them.

“That’s the main reason I’m happy to be back. Not for myself, but for the people who have spent 50 years believing in and wanting to help young people in cycling.”

Eric van den Eynde of Longueuil, Que., said the race has changed a lot since he won it twice in the early 1970s, with teams using sophisticated equipment and strategy that makes it like a “mini-Tour de France.

“We didn’t know that much about strategy back then,” said van den Eynde, a former Canadian national team head coach. “It was more about pedalling. You attacked, you counter-attacked. There were less organized systems.”

A book in French released ahead of the anniversary, “La Route des Champions” by Leandre Normand, Olivier Grondin et Emelie Rivard-Boudreau, gives details of every race. Abitibi region native Normand founded the race and was its general manager for the first 10 years.

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Tour de l’Abitibi Glencore 2023 - Technical Guide

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Last update : 2023-08-29

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Welcome to the 53 th edition of the 2023 Tour de l’Abitibi Glencore , which will be held from Tuesday, July 11th, 2023 to Sunday, July 16th, 2023 in Amos.

In this online technical guide, you will find all the details about the event, as well as details about your stay in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Update from 2023, July 1 st : in view of the major forest fires in Quebec, particularly in Abitibi-Temiscamingue, it was decided to replace stage 5 from Senneterre with a stage closer to the host town of Amos. To accommodate this change, the route of stage 6 was used again, but in the opposite direction. See details in the stage 5 tab.

You can also download a condensed version of the technical guide, containing only the stages descriptions, by clicking on the PDF icon at the top left of the screen.

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Base Camp Abitibi Canyon's Bucket List Tour to Moosonee

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One of my favourite things about snowmobiling is that it can take you to places you normally couldn’t get to—whether it’s solely for transportation, adventure, or just to take in an incredible view. A snowmobile opens up a whole new world for discovery.

In January 2017, I stayed at the Base Camp Abitibi Canyon and rode the Abitibi Canyon with my friends Shelby Mahon and Ryan Tarrant . It was there where I found out from one of the Base Camp owners, Mike Lobb about a multi-day tour they wanted to run from Abitibi Canyon along the hydro lines to Moosonee .

As soon as I heard about this trip, I knew I wanted to do it and added it to my “bucket list.” Flash forward to this past fall when I saw a posting on their Facebook page that they were launching these tours with select dates—I was in!

I knew I wanted to be in the first group on this tour so I could be first to the fresh snow. So my husband Ted and I, along with a couple of friends, Robert and Tracy Roth, signed up for the first tour date offered, the weekend of February 14 to 16.  It’s always a gamble planning a trip north of Cochrane in mid-February because you don’t want it to be too cold, but we knew we wanted that fresh snow. And boy did we luck out, with excellent conditions and manageable temperatures.

tour of abitibi

Because the tour from Base Camp Abitibi Canyon doesn’t depart first thing in the morning, you can snowmobile directly in on the A103 trail north from Cochrane. We drove up a couple days earlier, staying at the Best Western Swan Castle Inn so we could spend some time snowmobiling around the Cochrane area.

After arriving at Base Camp with our truck and sled deck, we unloaded the sleds and loaded them with all our gear and necessities—you can only take what you can carry on your sled, and we tried to keep the weight down. On my sled, I had packed a full fuel caddie, oil, octane booster (there in no premium fuel at Camp Onakawana or in Moosonee), select tools, first-aid kit, change of clothes, extra goggles and gloves, toiletries, and drinks and snacks.

Day 1 - To Moosonee

There were 17 people in our group, led by our guide Bill Froud of Dunn Right Outfitters . We left the Base Camp at around 12:30 pm on the Friday and rode the trail to the canyon. There was some road running to do at the beginning to get to the hydro lines we were riding from—nothing too bad as the roads are nicely snow-covered and not salted, and we had our scratchers down. Once we got to our hydro line entrance, Bill told us we could ride wherever we wanted. There is a “trail” on one side of the hydro line, but it’s not staked or groomed—this is backcountry riding along the hydro lines.

tour of abitibi

The reason we chose to ride on the first weekend was so the “trail” wasn’t packed down, and the other open areas to ride along weren’t tracked out too much. Bill tail-led our group, noting to stop when you get to the really big hill, the eagle’s nest, or the tower—this way we could regroup and make sure everyone was accounted for. We made a stop at the Otter Rapids Generating Station, where the furthest driveable road north goes. You can ride at your own pace, follow the tracks of the people on the “trail,” or carve in the powder along the power line, avoiding the guy-wires and any creek crossings. My husband Ted called these powerlines “powder drag strips” as they’re long and mostly flat!

tour of abitibi

On the first day, you ride 80 miles north of Abitibi Canyon on the west side of the Abitibi River along the hydro line that also runs parallel with the  Ontario Northland Railway line. At mile marker 131 we crossed over the railway track and headed into Camp Onakawana —this is where the Onakawana River meets the Abitibi River.

tour of abitibi

Here we were graciously hosted by William and Pam Tozer and their son Ben—they’re members of the Moose Cree First Nation of Northern Ontario. This camp has been visited by the likes of Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, Canadian author Joseph Boyden, and Les Stroud (Survivorman), to name a few.

tour of abitibi

Upon arriving at the camp you can refuel —they have fuel for purchase, but it’s not premium—or you can fuel up with your fuel caddie. The inside of the camp is beautiful and very clean; there’s a large living area with couches and tables and a chef’s kitchen with the largest island I’ve ever seen! There are eight bedrooms, with two sets of bunk beds in each, and two bathrooms. Even with the large group we had, it never felt crowded in their space. You’re served a home-cooked meal for supper by the Tozers and you’re able to relax, watch TV, and get to know everyone in your group. They have four of the friendliest and well-behaved dogs to keep you entertained as well. There is no cell service or internet—a good way to disconnect. I will note that there is drinkable water provided at the camp, but there is no running water. 

Day 2 - Onakawana to Moosonee and James Bay

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Saturday was the 80-mile ride to James Bay. We started the day with breakfast at the Tozers’ and then headed out around 9 am. Since we were coming back for the night, there was no need to load up with all of our gear. Ben Tozer led our group that day and Bill tail-led. We rode the power lines for a little while with a few river crossings, then jumped on the Moose River and rode that all the way to Moosonee. The Moose River and the Abitibi River run pretty much parallel with each other.

Unfortunately for us, this was the only day that wasn’t blue skies and sunny, although it wasn’t too cold. It was snowing and blowing our whole way to Moosonee with low visibility. While on the Moose River, we needed to stay close together and follow Ben’s tracks as there were many harmful ice chunks, and since it was so windy, our tracks would disappear in under 30 minutes. Luckily for our group, there was a lot of snow on the ice and there were no worries about the sleds overheating.

tour of abitibi

We arrived in Moosonee before noon, fueled up in town, then headed back on to the ice to James Bay. Ben took us out on to the bay, but not too far out because we could hardly see; everything was white from the blowing snow. I’ve heard that they like to take you out to where the fresh water and the salt water meet on James Bay, but I’ll have to save that for next time to see that!

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We rode back into Moosonee for a great lunch at The Sky Ranch Restaurant , then Ben led us across the ice road to Moose Factory and toured around the island town. We road back to Moosonee, fueled up, and made any last stops we wanted in the town before heading back to Camp Onakawana with our group.

tour of abitibi

Since the visibility was poor, we rode the powerlines back the whole way instead of taking the river. Hydro workers had been working on clearing the brush from under the lines south of Moosonee, so they had plowed a rough road. We made it back to powder snow and rode until trail mile marker 131, the turn off for the camp. At camp, we had another delicious home-cooked meal and talked about the awesome day we had!

Day 3 - Back to Base

tour of abitibi

Sunday was the day we headed back to Base Camp Abitibi Canyon. We loaded up our sleds after breakfast and rode the powerlines back the same way we came—and after all the snow the day before, we had fresh snow for the ride back! Bill led us to the canyon to go in and ride the hilly powerlines, while others continued back to Base Camp. I rode my 154 2.5” Summit, but a short track would have no problem doing this trip, especially into March when a trail is more packed down.

tour of abitibi

We regrouped back at Base Camp, and said our goodbyes to the group we just spent three amazing days with. We really lucked out—the group we had on tour were such great people, ranging from ages 30 to 70. A lot of the group carried on sledding from Abitibi south, some to Cochrane, others to Chapleau.

All in all, we had the best time! It was the trip of a lifetime and a tour to add to your bucket list for sure. Some say they’ve done it once and can check it off their bucket list, but I’d go back in a heartbeat and stay at Camp Onakawana and ride with the Bill and the Tozer family.

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Plan a Far North Adventure at Base Camp Abitibi Canyon

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One of my favourite things about snowmobiling is that it can take you to places you normally couldn’t get to—whether it’s solely for transportation, adventure, or just to take in an incredible view. A snowmobile opens up a whole new world for discovery.

In January 2017, I stayed at the Base Camp Abitibi Canyon and rode the Abitibi Canyon with my friends Shelby Mahon and Ryan Tarrant . It was there where I found out from one of the Base Camp owners, Mike Lobb about a multi-day tour they wanted to run from Abitibi Canyon along the hydro lines to Moosonee .

As soon as I heard about this trip, I knew I wanted to do it and added it to my “bucket list.” Flash forward to this past fall when I saw a posting on their Facebook page that they were launching these tours with select dates—I was in!

I knew I wanted to be in the first group on this tour so I could be first to the fresh snow. So my husband Ted and I, along with a couple of friends, Robert and Tracy Roth, signed up for the first tour date offered, the weekend of February 14 to 16.  It’s always a gamble planning a trip north of Cochrane in mid-February because you don’t want it to be too cold, but we knew we wanted that fresh snow. And boy did we luck out, with excellent conditions and manageable temperatures.

tour of abitibi

Because the tour from Base Camp Abitibi Canyon doesn’t depart first thing in the morning, you can snowmobile directly in on the A103 trail north from Cochrane. We drove up a couple days earlier, staying at the Best Western Swan Castle Inn so we could spend some time snowmobiling around the Cochrane area.

After arriving at Base Camp with our truck and sled deck, we unloaded the sleds and loaded them with all our gear and necessities—you can only take what you can carry on your sled, and we tried to keep the weight down. On my sled, I had packed a full fuel caddie, oil, octane booster (there in no premium fuel at Camp Onakawana or in Moosonee), select tools, first-aid kit, change of clothes, extra goggles and gloves, toiletries, and drinks and snacks.

There were 17 people in our group, led by our guide Bill Froud of Dunn Right Outfitters . We left the Base Camp at around 12:30 pm on the Friday and rode the trail to the canyon. There was some road running to do at the beginning to get to the hydro lines we were riding from—nothing too bad as the roads are nicely snow-covered and not salted, and we had our scratchers down. Once we got to our hydro line entrance, Bill told us we could ride wherever we wanted. There is a “trail” on one side of the hydro line, but it’s not staked or groomed—this is backcountry riding along the hydro lines.

tour of abitibi

The reason we chose to ride on the first weekend was so the “trail” wasn’t packed down, and the other open areas to ride along weren’t tracked out too much. Bill tail-led our group, noting to stop when you get to the really big hill, the eagle’s nest, or the tower—this way we could regroup and make sure everyone was accounted for. We made a stop at the Otter Rapids Generating Station, where the furthest driveable road north goes. You can ride at your own pace, follow the tracks of the people on the “trail,” or carve in the powder along the power line, avoiding the guy-wires and any creek crossings. My husband Ted called these powerlines “powder drag strips” as they’re long and mostly flat!

tour of abitibi

On the first day, you ride 80 miles north of Abitibi Canyon on the west side of the Abitibi River along the hydro line that also runs parallel with the  Ontario Northland Railway line. At mile marker 131 we crossed over the railway track and headed into Camp Onakawana —this is where the Onakawana River meets the Abitibi River.

tour of abitibi

Here we were graciously hosted by William and Pam Tozer and their son Ben—they’re members of the Moose Cree First Nation of Northern Ontario. This camp has been visited by the likes of Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, Canadian author Joseph Boyden, and Les Stroud (Survivorman), to name a few.

tour of abitibi

Upon arriving at the camp you can refuel —they have fuel for purchase, but it’s not premium—or you can fuel up with your fuel caddie. The inside of the camp is beautiful and very clean; there’s a large living area with couches and tables and a chef’s kitchen with the largest island I’ve ever seen! There are eight bedrooms, with two sets of bunk beds in each, and two bathrooms. Even with the large group we had, it never felt crowded in their space. You’re served a home-cooked meal for supper by the Tozers and you’re able to relax, watch TV, and get to know everyone in your group. They have four of the friendliest and well-behaved dogs to keep you entertained as well. There is no cell service or internet—a good way to disconnect. I will note that there is drinkable water provided at the camp, but there is no running water. 

tour of abitibi

Saturday was the 80-mile ride to James Bay. We started the day with breakfast at the Tozers’ and then headed out around 9 am. Since we were coming back for the night, there was no need to load up with all of our gear. Ben Tozer led our group that day and Bill tail-led. We rode the power lines for a little while with a few river crossings, then jumped on the Moose River and rode that all the way to Moosonee. The Moose River and the Abitibi River run pretty much parallel with each other.

Unfortunately for us, this was the only day that wasn’t blue skies and sunny, although it wasn’t too cold. It was snowing and blowing our whole way to Moosonee with low visibility. While on the Moose River, we needed to stay close together and follow Ben’s tracks as there were many harmful ice chunks, and since it was so windy, our tracks would disappear in under 30 minutes. Luckily for our group, there was a lot of snow on the ice and there were no worries about the sleds overheating.

tour of abitibi

We arrived in Moosonee before noon, fueled up in town, then headed back on to the ice to James Bay. Ben took us out on to the bay, but not too far out because we could hardly see; everything was white from the blowing snow. I’ve heard that they like to take you out to where the fresh water and the salt water meet on James Bay, but I’ll have to save that for next time to see that!

tour of abitibi

Sunday was the day we headed back to Base Camp Abitibi Canyon. We loaded up our sleds after breakfast and rode the powerlines back the same way we came—and after all the snow the day before, we had fresh snow for the ride back! Bill led us to the canyon to go in and ride the hilly powerlines, while others continued back to Base Camp. I rode my 154 2.5” Summit, but a short track would have no problem doing this trip, especially into March when a trail is more packed down.

tour of abitibi

We regrouped back at Base Camp, and said our goodbyes to the group we just spent three amazing days with. We really lucked out—the group we had on tour were such great people, ranging from ages 30 to 70. A lot of the group carried on sledding from Abitibi south, some to Cochrane, others to Chapleau.

All in all, we had the best time! It was the trip of a lifetime and a tour to add to your bucket list for sure. Some say they’ve done it once and can check it off their bucket list, but I’d go back in a heartbeat and stay at Camp Onakawana and ride with the Bill and the Tozer family.

Having travelled 34 countries around the world, Katie is most at home riding snowmobiles in Northern Ontario. She's also passionate about trucking, travel, geography, and other motorsports.  

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Amos, July 16, 2022 – Campbell Parrish from team Canada was the first to finish stage 6, sponsored by the Centre de services scolaire Harricana. He managed to gain a few seconds on the break away for the last two km of the race, which allowed him to arrive only [...]

The French reign continues

Amos, July 15 2022 – It’s a second stage win for Mathéo Baruseau from France who arrived first on top of Mont Bell. Stage 5, sponsored by Produits forestiers Résolu, was ending with a sprint, which doubled the King of the moutain points. It’s the first time in Tour history [...]

Mathieu Dupé takes the lead

Amos, July 14, 2022 – Today was a long day for the riders as they had two half stages. This morning was the individual time trial, sponsored by Eldorado Gold Québec, a decisive stage at the Tour de l’Abitibi, as it always deepens the time gap between the riders. Evan [...]

Jérôme Gauthier wins again

Amos, July 13, 2022 – Jérôme Gauthier, from team Québec won the second stage, sponsored by the Quebec government. He was applauded by the audience as he crossed the finish line, in his hometown, on his 18th birthday. Luke Fetzer from team USA was following him closely and won the [...]

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Tour of Oman live stream: How to watch the five-day cycling race from anywhere

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Movistar’s Imanol Erviti and Lawrence Naesen of Ag2R Citröen on the road in 2023’s Tour of Oman. Live streams of this year’s event are available from Saturday 10 February.

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The 2024 Tour of Oman is the 13th running of this early season warm weather stage race through the deserts of the Gulf state. With three of the five stages finishing on an upward gradient it favours the climbers but there are also opportunities for the sprinters, so expect a thrilling race. 

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The 13th Tour of Oman kicks off on Saturday, February 10 for five stages of racing under the warm desert sun. While some riders will see it as a chance to get quality miles in their legs in good conditions, many will be chomping at the bit to put in a strong performance and get their year off to a good start. 

Looking at the stage profiles, three of the five days finish on uphill gradients, but it’s only the final stage to Green Mountain that's really for the pure climbers. It's here that the favourites for the overall win will have to be at their best and top of this list are Adam Yates and Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates), Louis Meintjes (Intermarché - Wanty) and Warren Barguil (Team dsm-firmenich PostNL).

The race starts with a stage for the pure sprinters — the likes of Fabio Jakobsen, Bryan Coquard, Alexander Kristoff and Caleb Ewan — but after this they start to favor climbers or the sprinters who can climb a bit. Stage two finishes with a 2.6 kilometre 7% climb, stage three the 4.6 kilometre 8.5% climb up Eastern Mountain, then the big finale on the final stage. As is the case every year, the now infamous Green mountain, with its brutal 10% slopes, lies in wait to decide who will win.

Just like the previous day, stage four of the race was again shortened due to adverse weather and the riders ended up facing only 104 kilometres in the Yitti Hills. Awaiting at the finish was an uphill sprint but before that a couple of killer climbs to cross including the 3 kilometre 10% incline of Al Jabal Road. This destroyed the chances of the pure sprinters leaving a reduced bunch of lighter men to fight out the finale. 

At the end it was the Belgian Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Hôtels) who took the win from Ide Schelling (Astana Qazaqstan) and Davide De Pretto (Jayco AlUla). 

With one stage left to race and the finish up Green Mountain looming the overall classification is finally poised with Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Team Emirates) now in the red jersey just three seconds ahead of Luke Lamperti (Soudal Quick-Step).  

Hopefully the weather will ease so the race can get the finish everyone wants to see. 

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Watch the Tour of Oman in the U.S.

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Cycling fans in the U.S. can watch the 2024 Tour of Oman on  FloBikes . A subscription will set you back US$149.99 for the year or US$29.99 on a monthly basis.

And if you're currently out of the U.S. but still want to watch the race, then don't forget to explore  the ExpressVPN option  set out above.

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Cycling fans in Canada can watch the 2024 Tour of Oman on  FloBikes . A subscription will set you back CAN$150 for the year or CAN$29.99 on a monthly basis.

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to make your device think you're still in Canada.

Tour of Oman schedule and route

  • Stage 1 | Saturday, February 10 | Oman Across Ages Museum - Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) (181.5 km)
  • Stage 2 | Sunday, February 11 | Al Sifah - Qurayyat (170.4 km)
  • Stage 3 | Monday, February 12 | Bid Bid - Eastern Mountain (169.3 km)
  • Stage 4 | Tuesday, February 13 | Al Rustaq Fort - Yitti Hills (207.5 km)
  • Stage 5 | Wednesday, February 14 | Imty - Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain) (138.7 km)

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  1. Home Tour de l'Abitibi

    The 54th Tour de l'Abitibi Glencore will take place in Val-d'Or from July 15 to July 21, 2024. Registration Schedule The 2023 edition of the Tour de l'Abitibi will take place from July 10 to 16.

  2. Accueil Tour de l'Abitibi

    Accueil Tour de l'Abitibi - Tour de l'Abitibi Joins-toi à l'équipe! Emploi : Chargé.e de projet du Tour de la Relève La 54e édition du Tour de l'Abitibi Glencore se déroulera du 15 au 21 juillet 2024 dans la ville hôtesse de Val-d'Or. L'édition 2023 du Tour de l'Abitibi se déroulera du 10 au 16 juillet.

  3. Tour de l'Abitibi

    The Tour de l'Abitibi is a junior bicycle stage race taking place in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec, Canada. The race was first held in 1969 and had only Canadian teams.

  4. Tour de l'Abitibi Celebrates 50 Years

    July 17, 2018 (Val-d'Or, Que.) - The 50th edition of the Tour de l'Abitibi gets underway July 16-22 in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Founded in 1969 by Léandre Normand this iconic and enduring Tour has become an essential event in the development of Junior riders in Canada and around the world.

  5. Tour de l'Abitibi 2022 Stage 7 results

    Lucas Mainguenaud is the winner of Tour de l'Abitibi 2022, before Mathieu Dupé and Mathéo Barusseau. Gavin Hadfield is the winner of the final stage.

  6. Tour de l'Abitibi 2023 Stage 6 results

    Matthew Ney is the winner of Tour de l'Abitibi 2023, before Ethan Powell and Alejandro Che. Alejandro Che is the winner of the final stage.

  7. Tour de l'Abitibi 2022 Stage 1 results

    Mathéo Barusseau is the winner of Tour de l'Abitibi 2022 Stage 1, before Mathieu Dupé and Justin Roy. Mathéo Barusseau was leader in GC.

  8. Legendary Tour de l'Abitibi Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    July 18, 2018 (Val D'or, Que.) - The 50th anniversary of the legendary Tour de l'Abitibi is underway July 16-22 in northwestern Quebec some 600 kilometres north of Montreal and 800 kilometres from Toronto.

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    2023 Tour de l'Abitibi Glencore - 53th edition. Date: Sponsored by: Event: Start: Finish Monday July 10th Team Presentation Challenge Sprint Abitibi: 16h30 17h30 Amos, Cathedral 17h 19h Amos, Cathedral Tuesday July 11th Stage 1: Road race Val-d'Or - Amos (via Barraute) Distance : 95.1 km + (4 x 5.4 km) = 116.7 km (3 km controlled start)

  10. Tour de l'Abitibi celebrates 50 years as top junior cycling stage race

    The 61-year-old Harvey, who won the Tour de l'Abitibi as a teenager in 1975, went on to race for Canada at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and to take a silver medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games ...

  11. Tour de l'Abitibi Glencore 2023

    Welcome to the 53 th edition of the 2023 Tour de l'Abitibi Glencore, which will be held from Tuesday, July 11th, 2023 to Sunday, July 16th, 2023 in Amos. In this online technical guide, you will find all the details about the event, as well as details about your stay in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

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    Tour de l'Abitibi Bar 54 Boutique 81 Competition, tournament 10 Concert, show 43 + Filters International road cycling race. Recognized worldwide as a prestigious event, Coupe des nations Junior UCI is the only one of the eight competitions taking place outside Europe. Also, Tour de la relève welcomes young Quebec cyclists. Addresses Google maps

  13. Tour de l'Abitibi 2022 Stage 2 results

    Jérôme Gauthier is the winner of Tour de l'Abitibi 2022 Stage 2, before Luke Fetzer and Lucas Mainguenaud. Mathéo Barusseau was leader in GC.

  14. Tour de l'Abitibi

    Tour de l'Abitibi, Val-d'Or, Quebec. 6,245 likes · 2 talking about this · 234 were here. La 54e édition aura lieu à Val-d'Or, ville hôtesse, du 15 au 21...

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    Abitibi Cycling Tour (Tour de l'Abitibi) is an important cycling race of international scale. Regional and national teams from dozens of countries take part in this race. A pack of hundred of racers makes for a unique event, and the residents of the area can admire perform the best cyclists in the world. Abitibi Tour first took place in 1969.

  17. Base Camp Abitibi Canyon's Bucket List Tour to Moosonee

    In January 2017, I stayed at the Base Camp Abitibi Canyon and rode the Abitibi Canyon with my friends Shelby Mahon and Ryan Tarrant. It was there where I found out from one of the Base Camp owners, Mike Lobb about a multi-day tour they wanted to run from Abitibi Canyon along the hydro lines to Moosonee .

  18. Tour de l'Abitibi 2023 Stage 3a (ITT) results

    Matthew Ney is the winner of Tour de l'Abitibi 2023 Stage 3a (ITT), before Ethan Powell and Dylan Schroeder. Ethan Powell was leader in GC.

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    Val-d'Or, October 30, 2022 - The Tour de l'Abitibi was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame at the Annual Cycling Canada Conference held on Saturday, October 29 in Ottawa. "This is a huge and complete recognition of all the volunteers who have carried the torch since the beginning. It [...] 18 07, 2022

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  21. Tour de l'Abitibi 2023 Stage 3b results

    Tour de l'Abitibi (2.Ncup) Stage 3b » Malartic › Malartic (57.5km) Stage GC Points KOM Youth Teams AgeBIBsGCH2HSpecialty DNF=Did not finish / DNS=Did not start / OTL = Outside time limit / DF=Did finish, no result / NR=No result Rider wearing the jersey >50% of race distance in group before peloton Race information

  22. Tour de l'Abitibi International 2000 results

    19 July 2000. -. 0 km. is the winner of Tour de l'Abitibi International 2000, before and .