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John’s GP Montréal Photo Gallery

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PeloPics: John Thomson has given his archive another good shake and his pick of the best photos from the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal from 2015 to 2017 has fallen out. Bad and good weather plus some of the top stars of the road make this Canadian race a true Classic.

John says: “This is my gallery for the Montréal GP from 2015 – 2017, where Eddy Merckx became 1974 world champion. The riders do 17 laps, so there are many opportunities to shoot them climbing and descending. I would walk from my hotel in downtown Montréal and grab one tuna and one chicken Subway sandwich for food and head to the top of the course for a day of cycling photographic bliss, in torrential rain or blistering sun, it didn’t matter.”

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Fresh off his Rio Olympics win Greg Van Avermaet won in 2016

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Tim Wellens won a wet edition in 2015

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Rigoberto Uran was happy with his 2015 GP Quebec win two days earlier

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Peter Sagan in full flight in 2017

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Rising star Julian Alaphilippe in 2015

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Tom Boonen in 2016

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Diego Ulissi going for the win on the last lap in 2017

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Bauke Mollema and Tony Gallopin finished 5th and 6th in 2017

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Robert Gesink 2010 winner and Lars Petter Nordhaug (Sky) 2012 winner

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Arnold Jeannesson battles through the rain storm

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Yves Lampaert gets a sticky coke from Wilfried Peeters

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Ryan Anderson for Canada

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Top photogs Brian Hodes and Casey B. Gibson

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Thomas Voeckler

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Gianni Moscon descending

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Rui Costa won in 2011

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Heinrich Haussler in 2016

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Louis Vervaeke and Manuel Quinziato in a break in 2015

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Tim Wellens and Adam Yates finished 1st and 2nd in 2015

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Tiesj Benoot and Wilco Kelderman finished 5th and 6th in 2015

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World champion Michal Kwiatkowski finished 12th in 2015

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Jan Bakelants was 4th in 2017

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Greg Van Avermaet with a last lap attack going for the win in 2016

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Viacheslav Kuznetsov

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Antoine Duchesne would be Canadian champion next year in 2018

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Sam Bennett

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British champion Steve Cummings

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Tom Boonen and Tony Martin had an off day in 2015

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Heinrich Haussler in 2017

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Yoann Offredo with a last lap effort

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Greg Van Avermaet a two time winner on the descent

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2015 British national champion Peter Kennaugh

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Canadian champion Matteo Dal-Cin

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Rafal Majka Polish national champion

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Andriy Grivko with Louis Vervaeke and Thomas Voeckler

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Bauke Mollema in the rain

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Magnus Cort Nielsen leads the pack

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Michael Valgren in 2015

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Michael Matthews would win 3 years later in 2018

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Back of the bunch

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A young fan looks forward to next year

# Another great collection from John Thomson. You can see more John Thomson photo galleries HERE. #

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