Wippert and Huffman
Dutch rider, Wouter Wippert (Cannondale-Drapac) got the stage win again today, making it two wins from him and three for his team in the ATB Tour of Alberta which finished in Edmonton today. Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling), who won the first stage in Jasper, tucked into the front finishing group and kept on to his Yellow Jersey to win the overall race title by a margin of 18 seconds. With his team mate, Kuss Sepp finishing second overall, Rally also took the Best Team classification.
Red, White, Green and Polka Dots
In the other awards, Alec Cowan (Silber Pro Cycling) picked up enough points on the day to take the Polka Dots (King of the Mountains). Jack Burke (Aevola) had a solid tour, winning both the Red and White Jersey’s for Best Canadian Rider and Best Young Rider respectively. Wippert also held on to his Green Jersey to take the EllisDon Sprint Leader Classification for the race.
Calgary in 2018?
Big crowds turned out on a beautiful day to see 82 riders from eleven teams complete the fifth running of the ATB Tour of Alberta. The 124 km course started and ended in Sir Winston Churchill Square, following its now well-established 11 lap circuit down to the Valley Road along the North Saskatchewan River, around the back of Victoria Golf course and back into the city centre. Here’s hoping that the tour organizers and the City of Calgary can work things out to get a stage in CowTown for number six in 2018.the sixth
Here’s hoping that the tour organizers and the City of Calgary can work things out to get a stage in and around Calgary for the sixth running of the Tour of Alberta in 2018.
Images from the Tour of Alberta 2017
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