The route for the Grand Prix de Québec – A Casey B. Gibson Gallery

It may be tough, but Casey Gibson shows that the course for Friday's Grand Prix de Québec also rates as one of the most beautiful on the North American calendar.

When he rode the course for Friday’s Grand Prix de Québec, Ryder Hesjedal described it as “a lot harder than I thought it’d be.”

Appreciating its many challenges, photographer Casey B. Gibson spent Thursday scoping out prime spots on the route through Québec City and found it can also rank as “the most historic, and possibly the most beautiful, course in North America.”