Bell Wins The GP De Quebec Sprint Challenge

Last updated : 09 September 2012 By Kev Monks

Zak Bell pulled off a shock to win the GP De Quebec Sprint Challenge. 

This UCI World Tour race in Canada which is now set to be part of the World Tour calendar until 2017, had a sprint challenge with $25,000 up for grabs before the race 

Heinrich Haussler won the first heat, Pelletier took the second, Matt Goss won the third, Bozic won the fourth, Canadian Zak Bell took the fifth and Tim Duggan won the sixth.

In the first quarter-final, Sanz went into the top semi-final with second placed Bozic in to the second semi-final. 

The second saw victory for Bell win ahead of Pelletier, with Matt Goss winning the third ahead of Michael Matthews.

This left six riders in the two semi-finals. Matthews, Pelletier and Sanz went in the first semi. Pelletier and Matthews went into the final. The second saw Goss, Bell and Bozic battle it out with Bell winning and Goss joining him in the final.

The final was between Michael Matthews, Matt Goss (Greenedge), Pelliter-Roy and Zak Bell or an Australia v Canada battle.

The Canadians went for it. Goss moved forward but Zak Bell pipped Pelletier on the line to take the prize money.

The Grand Prix De Quebec which is 201kms long is tomorrow.