The performance of Clara Hughes, Giorgia Bronzini and Joëlle Numainville have left anyone indifferent around the circuit of the boulevard Allumettières the weekend. Aided by the beautiful weather that started the game, the eighth Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau has been a resounding success, managing to attract its share of viewers and to pique the curiosity of the uninitiated cycling. . "It was a success all the way!", Launched the vice-president of the event, Jean-Paul Lemay, while a team of volunteers were busy dismantling the bike tents erected on the street Laramee. "We could not have asked for anything better podium, Mr. Lemay has confessed, referring to the result of the frenzied race women. The perfect scenario would have been to see Hughes get on the podium alongside Bronzini and (Quebecer) Joëlle Numainville. Giorgia but gave us international exposure. Indeed, it has learned she is very grateful to the organization, which is very good for us. . The success generated by the annual event over the past two years been told to her great mantious that when Gatineau will host a Cup event of the world may be closer than far. "It is in our vocabulary. We look at all options, "said Mr. Lemay. We'll let things stand as they will appear. There will be important decisions to make at some point. But certainly, we will not start to run before you walk. ". "We will first settle on a solid foundation, because we must now move to another market. It should be known by the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the Quebec Cycling Federation (FQSC). . " Even if the competitive component is an important last year, the participatory aspect of the event, which made the success of the Grand Tour in Gatineau over time, will not be packed soon, promises the Vice President. More than 400 cyclists have also participated in the Grand Fondo, Sunday, a timed walk open to all. "We want to establish a cycling culture in Gatineau. It was a revelation for me to see all the top athletes who live here. We often hear the same, but there are plenty of others, "he said. "One day I hope to see a photo from the pros along with bits of cabbage, which in turn will run in our professional racing. A bit like Sydney Crosby, who is now a superstar, but has started playing in the category Timbits from Tim Hortons. ". "If we can achieve this scenario, it would be great. We want to help young people to love the bike. Passion often comes with popular rides. For this reason this component is so important. ". This form is not used to send this to a friend. Please use the link to a friend top of the page for that purpose. Info07 - The Journal is not responsible for comments below. By cons please be polite and respect the topic of discussion. If you are a member, login. We ask that users remain polite. It is prohibited to submit content discriminatory, offensive or inappropriate, which could be removed from the site at our discretion. We are not responsible for the views or content submitted by users. Use of this site and content ownership is governed by our subject. Member bodies should promote legal activities and non-profit. Any organization that promotes illegal activities or services / commercial products will be removed from the site. . . .