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September 10, 2014 10:30 ET

Quebecor and TVA Sports at the Grands Prix Cyclistes: Expect an Intense, Adrenaline-Pumping Ride!

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2014) - Quebecor (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) and TVA Sports are proud to be associated with the 5th edition of the Grands Prix Cyclistes as a major sponsor, media partner and official broadcaster. The world-class event, consisting of two stops on the UCI WorldTour, in Québec City and Montréal, as well as the Challenge Sprint Pro, will be carried on TVA Sports from September 11 to 14. Quebecor is also proud to sponsor two events for Québec's amateur cyclists in connection with the Grands Prix Cyclistes, the La Montréalaise cyclosportive, which was held on September 7, and the La Québécoise cyclosportive, which will take place on September 13.

"We are very pleased to support the Québec City and Montréal Grands Prix Cyclistes, events that inspire all Quebecers and especially our young athletes," said Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor. "High-adrenaline competitions like these also provide a great showcase for Québec around the world."

"As media partner and official broadcaster, we have teams at TVA Sports, TVA, Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec geared up to bring Quebecers these cycling thrills that are unique in North America," said Louise Cordeau, publisher of Le Journal de Québec.

Broadcast times on TVA Sports

  • Thursday, September 11: Challenge Sprint Pro - 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Friday, September 12: Grand Prix de Québec - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, September 14: Grand Prix de Montréal - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Broadcast times on TVA

  • Saturday, September 13: highlights of the Québec City race - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, September 14: TVA joins TVA Sports' coverage from 2:30 p.m. until the end of the race

Coverage in the print, electronic and online editions of Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec

The Québec City and Montréal Grands Prix Cyclistes are the only North American stops on the UCI WorldTour. The 5th edition is shaping up to be a nail-biter with 8 of the top 15 riders in the UCI WorldTour general rankings and 6 of the 15 top finishers in the last Tour de France slated to compete. The Canadian and Québec cyclists entered in the races include Hugo Houle (AG2R LA MONDIALE), Antoine Duchesne (TEAM EUROPCAR) and Christian Meier (ORICA GREENEDGE).

Quebecor's support for both the professional and amateur races as a partner of Grands Prix Cyclistes and of the La Québécoise and La Montréalaise cyclosportives is in keeping with its longstanding commitment to cycling. Quebecor partners with a number of other major cycling events in Québec, including the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, the Granfondo Garneau-Québecor and the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau. Quebecor is also the proud sponsor of the Garneau-Québecor pro team, which competes on the UCI Continental tour.

About TVA Sports

TVA Sports is Quebec's #1 hockey destination, as well as the indispensible French-language station for sports fans. As an official French-language broadcaster of the National Hockey League (NHL) in Canada for the next 12 years, TVA Sports will air over 275 NHL games in the 2014-2015 season, including all Montreal Canadiens Saturday night games, the playoff series (including Montreal Canadiens games), the Stanley Cup Finals, as well as special events. TVA Sports will also present 55 QMJHL and CHL games, including the Memorial Cup. In the past few years, the station has also reached broadcast agreements with several prestige properties such as the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the Toronto Blue Jays, the Montreal Impact, GYM, the Interbox Group, the IndyCar Series, the Champions League, the Europa League, ATP and WTA tennis, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, the Quebec City and Montreal Cycling Grand Prix, the Red Bull Crashed Ice, the Red Bull Signature Series and the Dew Tour. Starting this fall, TVA Sports will support its sports programming with shows focusing on Quebec's favourite sports (including hockey) with hosts like Louis Jean (Le Premier Trio), Dave Morissette (Dave Morissette en direct) and Sébastien Benoît (Le Fanatik).

About Quebecor

Quebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.

Quebecor (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is firmly based in Québec. It holds a 75.36% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs more than 15,000 people in Canada.

A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.

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