Montréal-Boston Tour August 5-12, 2007
The Race • An 8-stage tour held in August 2007 • Arecurrent, top-level(2.1 UCI-labelled) internationalcycling tour • Alternating the start-finish on a yearly basis • Up to 50% Pro Tour teams • A strong Canadian and American representation
The Stages The tour consists of 8 stages in 8 days • 4 stages in Quebec • August 5: Montreal-Montreal • August 6: South shore-Châteauguay • August 7: Châteauguay –Sherbrooke • August 8: Sherbrooke-St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu • 4 stages in New England • August 9: Jay Peak-Sugar Bush • August 10: Franconia Notch-Concord • August 11: Manchester-Nashua • August 12: Boston-Boston
The Teams The Montréal-Boston Tour will host 140 of the best cyclists of North America, South America and overseas. Three categories of teams will participate: Pro-Tour teams The best teams of the world are gathered in a professional circuit called the “Pro-Tour”. The Pro-Tour teams are those who participate to the best races of the world, like Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta d’Espana. National teams These teams are supported by the national federation. The best riders not involved in a trade team are selected to be part of this team. Continental teams These teams are competing on the professional American circuit. These teams represent the best American riders.
The Opportunities The Montréal-Boston Tour is more than just a sporting event - it’s an opportunity for communities to create unique, relevant programs and events surrounding and supporting the Tour Economic Business opportunities Networking events, VIP stands, dinners with athletes, etc… Social Fundraising activities for a social cause Youth races Health awareness and education Cultural Shows, banquets and public entertainment Exchanges within ethnic communities Tourism Meetings with tourism associations Your imagination is your only limitation – think outside the box!
The Partnerships Sponsorship in the Montréal-Boston Tour is a great investment for any local, national or international business • International visibility and increased tourist flow • Broadcasts in Canada, USA and foreign countries • Press coverage, promotion and public relations campaigns • Economic, social, sports, cultural exchanges • Important economic spin-offs • Becoming an instigator of wellness within the community “The formula proposed by the Montréal-Boston Tour will be a first in over 100 years of cycling history.” Mr. Pat McQuaid, President of the UCI
New Hampshire New Hampshire will host two full stages of the Tour with starts and finishes in the following communities: Franconia Notch (Start) August 10 Concord (Finish) August 10 Manchester (Start) August 11 Nashua (Finish) August 11 Steering committees have been established each of the 4 New Hampshire host communities Representatives from Montréal will work with each community on all race aspects including (but not limited to): volunteers, logistics, security, safety, police and media Sponsorships – State-wide, regional, local
August 11 StartManchester Goffstown New Boston Weare Deering Hillsborough Antrim Stoddard Nelson Hancock Bennington Greenfield Lyndeborough Wilton Milford Brookline Hollis FinishNashua NH Route Details* *Subject to change August 10 StartFranconia State Park Franconia Easton Woodstock Warren Wentworth Rumney Groton Hebron Bridgewater Alexandria Bristol Danbury Wilmot Andover Salisbury Webster Warner Hopkinton FinishConcord
NH Steering Committee First Lady, Dr. Susan Lynch, Honorary Chair Van McLeod, Commissioner, Department of Cultural Resources Lillie Green, Governor Lynch’s Office Michael Pillsbury, DOT Tom Jameson, DOT Marta Modigliani, Safety Vicki Cimino, Travel and Tourism Roger Clements, NH National Guard Major Sue Forey, NH State Police Anne Marie French, NH Local Government Center Kristen Harbaugh, DCR Host community representatives to state committee:* Franconia Notch Amy Bassett Concord Ken Lurvey Manchester Marcia Snively Nashua Kelly Dowling *(subject to change)
Find out more Visit www.nh.gov/nhculture for New Hampshire and full Tour updates and information Official Montréal-Boston Tour website www.montreal-boston-tour.com