September 5, 2013
Stage 2 of the Tour of Alberta started in Devon today and continued along highway 39 into Leduc.
The cyclists raced through the City of Leduc from Grant Macewan Blvd onto Black Gold Drive then South onto 50 Street.
They left the City of Leduc just as quickly as they came as they headed to Red Deer via highway 2a through Wetaskiwin and Ponoka.
The Tour of Alberta started in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept 3 and will end in Calgary on Sunday Sept 8.
This is a six day professional bicycle race; it will have stage routes travelling throughout different areas of Alberta including villages, towns and small cities.
Among the list of 120 cyclists competing for the overall title are 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans of BMC Racing team and the world’s No. 2 ranked rider Peter Sagan of Cannondale Pro Cycling and Canadian superstar and 2012 Tour of Italy champion Ryder Hesjedal of Team Garmin-Sharp.
More than 20 Canadian cyclists are a part of this race.
The race will cover terrains including the rocky mountains; rolling foothills and the open prairies for a distance of 850 kilometers (530 miles).
Stage 1 – September 4,
Heartland Highways – 155km
Strathcona County to Camrose
Stage 2 – September 5
Country Roads – 185km
Devon to Red Deer
Stage 3 – September 6
Dinosaur Trails – 175km
Strathmore to Drumheller
Stage 4 – September 7
Foothills – 169km
Black Diamond and area
Stage 5 – September 8
Stampede Finish – 150km
Okotoks to Calgary
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