The Grand Prix de Montréal and the Grand Prix of Québec will not be held for the second year in a row.

Due to the corona pandemic, the organizers have once again had to draw a line through the Canadian WorldTour races.

The Québec GP was scheduled for September 10, while the Montréal GP was scheduled two days later.

The prices will be on the roll again next year, on 9 and 11 September.

"Over the past few months, we have been in constant consultation with the relevant authorities and the UCI International Cycling Federation. Several scenarios have been considered," said Serge Arsenault, president of organizer Grands Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal (GPCQM).

"To this day, the organizers of major Canadian events still have no guarantee that the corona rules will be relaxed by the end of the summer. There are still too many uncertainties about the opening of the borders and the mandatory quarantine. would have been disrespectful to the riders to delay this decision any longer."

Last year, the Canadian WorldTour races were canceled due to the corona pandemic.

The riders and staff members would then have to quarantine for fourteen days on arrival and that was not an option given the busy cycling schedule.

The Grand Prix de Montréal was last held in 2019 and won by the Belgian Greg Van Avermaet.

Team Sunweb's Australian Michael Matthews then took the win in the Québec Grand Prix.

Robert Gesink was the only Dutchman to win both races.

He was victorious in 2010 in Montreal, three years later he was the first to cross the line in Québec.