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My Time with the Pros

The Tour of Alberta is a professional, UCI 2.1, road cycling stage race and has been held in Alberta for the past 3 Septembers. It is the highest ranked professional road bike race in Canada, participated in by many of the same riders who ride in the Tour de France, Olympics and World Championships. 908 more words


John MacKinnon: Tour of Alberta wheels into the Rockies for the first time as everybody wins

Jasper — On its third go-round of the province, the Tour of Alberta rolled into the Rockies Friday for the first time in the brief history of the pro cycling road race. 839 more words


John MacKinnon: Tour of Alberta shows Canadian cycling on the rise as race hits Rockies for first time

Jasper — “Have you heard about the big event?” the Jasper National Park gate attendant asked a pair of city boys. “There are a lot of road closings.” 776 more words


Le Tour de France - Stage 14 Preview


Stage 14 acts as another link in the chain which connects the peloton to the already conquered Pyrenees to the oncoming Alps. An unusual looking stage profile to say the least, the 178.5km ride from  807 more words


Giro Stage 21: Keisse derails the sprint trains, Contador secures overall victory

At the end of a Giro d’Italia which has revelled in its daily unpredictability, it was fitting that the concluding sprinters’ stage instead came down to a straight… 1,103 more words


Giro Stage 20: Contador clings to pink as Aru doubles up

Fabio Aru won his second stage in as many days at Sestriere, but the real story came in Alberto Contador‘s struggle behind. The Spaniard was dropped on the Colle delle Finestre, though successfully limited his losses to maintain his position atop the general classification. 582 more words


Giro Stage 18: Gilbert floors it for a Thursday double

Today’s Giro script was for a breakaway to stay away – that happened – and for the GC guys to save themselves for the next two high mountain stages. 683 more words