Cycling Grands Prix: Hugo Houle and his team in Rivière-du-Loup
Rivière-du-Loup | Hugo Houle and his teammates visited Premier Tech’s head office on Wednesday in Rivière-du-Loup before heading west for training along the St. Lawrence River in Kamouraska.
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Two days before the Grand Prix de Québec, the cyclists of Israel-Premier Tech were able to discover for the first time the facilities of their Québec sponsor, present in 28 countries around the world.
Under a perfect temperature, the course with a tourist flavor should also please them in the afternoon. The group had planned a coffee break in a relay village before taking their cycling holiday in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli.
In front of the media, the winner of the 16th stage of the last Tour de France explained his long business and friendship relationship with the CEO of Premier Tech, Jean Bélanger, another cycling enthusiast.
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“We are rewarded this year beyond our expectations,” said the boss who was present in Brussels during the 1st Tour de France de Houle in 2019.
« I am very happy and proud to be associated with Jean to solidify our Quebec and Canadian roots, » added team owner, philanthropist Sylvan Adams.
The two partners had planned to cycle with the athletes after the press briefing.
“I am a native of Drummondville and there are not many regions where the landscapes are so beautiful along the river. There is a certain cachet in Rivière-du-Loup that cannot be found elsewhere. I’ve traveled a lot and there’s a local flavor here,” said Hugo Houle.
More details to come.