The Tour of Alberta announced today, the roster of teams set to participate in next month’s race.
The confirmed names from the preliminary roster, include current U.S. professional champion Matthew Busche, 7th place finisher in this year’s Tour de France Bauke Mollema, rising star and current Luxembourg road race and time trial champion Bob Jungels, all of Trek Factory Racing; Michael Matthews, one of the hottest riders on the international circuit this year with wins at Tour of Switzerland, Pais Vasco, Paris-Nice and two stages at Tour of Italy, and Adam Yates, the recent winner of the San Sebastian World Tour race, both of Orica GreenEdge Cycling; 2015 Tour de France stage winner Simon Geschke of Team Giant-Alpecin; three-time Czech time trial champion Jan Barta and Sam Bennett, a stage winner in several major tours this year, both of Bora-Argon18; Davide Formolo, a stage winner of this year’s Tour of Italy and Janier Acevedo, the 3rd place finisher at the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, and 2013 Tour of Alberta KOM jersey champion Tom Jelte Slagter, all of Team Cannondale-Garmin; and Hincapie Racing Team’s Toms Skujins, a stage winner and three-day race leader of 2015 Amgen Tour of California.
Nearly all the world’s top Canadians will be racing in this year’s race including previously-announced Ryder Hesjedal, the 2012 Tour of Italy champion from Team Cannondale-Garmin; Svein Tuft, three-time Canadian time trial champion and silver medalist in the 2008 World Championships in the time trial riding with Orica-GreenEdge Cycling; current Canadian national champion in road race Guillaume Boivin, two-time Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial Pomeroy Inn & Suites Best Canadian jersey winner Ryan Anderson, and Michael Woods, a recent stage winner and podium finisher at Tour of Utah, all of Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies; and past Canadian national champions in road race Ryan Roth of Silber Pro Cycling, and Zach Bell of Team SmartStop.
“This truly is an incredible field that is being assembled,” said Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial CEO, Duane Vienneau. “The quality of the riders is a strong indication that the event has continued to build momentum in only three short years. Plus, we are so thrilled to include so many of the world’s top Canadians this year.”
For more information, please visit www.TourofAlberta.ca.
2015 PRELIMINARY ROSTER
Orica-GreenEdge Cycling (Australia)
Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team (USA)
Team Giant-Alpecin (Germany)
Lars VAN DER HAAR
Team Katusha (Russia)
Trek Factory Racing (USA)
Drapac Pro Cycling (Australia)
Silber Pro Cycling Team (Canada)
Michael LE ROSSIGNOL
H & R Block Pro Cycling (Canada)
Adam DE VOS
Felix COTE BOUVETTE
Team SmartStop (USA)
Hincapie Racing Team (USA)
Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies (USA)
Axeon Cycling Team (USA)
Lupus Racing Team (USA)
Team Jelly Belly presented by Maxxis (USA)
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