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GP de Québec (Septem­ber 7)

The first of the Cana­dian dou­ble-header is of­ten per­fect prepa­ra­tion for the en­su­ing World Cham­pi­onships. With Peter Sa­gan (Bora-hans­grohe), win­ner in the last two years, not rac­ing, Greg Van Aver­maet (BMC Rac­ing) will be hop­ing to pre­vail.

De kust­pijl (Septem­ber 8)

The Bel­gian one-day race, won by Christo­pher No ppe­ofSp or tV la and e re nb aloi se in 2017 when he outs printed his eight break­away com­pan­ions, starts and fin­ishes in the coastal town of Knokke-heist.

Tour du Jura (Septem­ber 8)

An on-off event that is be­ing held for only the fourth time since 2009, the one-day race rep­re­sents a chal­leng­ing par­cours for the rid­ers, in­clud­ing three big as­cents. Swiss Marc Hirschi won last year, aged just 19.

GP de mon­tréal (Septem­ber 9)

Sim­i­lar in pro­file to the race in Québec, this route fea­tures a num­ber of at­tri­tional climbs. Last year Diego Ulissi won from a small break, and the UAE-TEAM Emi­rates man is rid­ing again.

olympia’s Tour (Septem­ber 11-16)

Seven stages held across six days in the Nether­lands, this is a race tar­geted by younger rid­ers, with SEG Rac­ing, Lot­tosoudal De­vel­op­ment and a Welsh team par­tic­i­pat­ing. Pas­cal Eenkhoorn won last year, and Dy­lan van Baarle has won twice.

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