2013 Tour of Alberta
The 2013 Tour of Alberta is the inaugural edition of the Tour of Alberta stage race. The inaugural event is included on the UCI America Tour, with a UCI classification of 2.1. As such, the race was only open to teams on the UCI Pro Tour, UCI Professional Continental and UCI Continental circuits. The race takes place between September 3–8, 2013, as a six-day, six-stage race, traversing the province of Alberta. The race commences in Edmonton and finishes Calgary. The 2013 Tour of Alberta was one of seven UCI-ranked stage races in the North America in 2013.
|2012–13 UCI America Tour|
|Dates||3 September 2013–8 September 2013|
|Stages||5 + 1 (prologue)|
|Distance||810 km (503.3 mi)|
|Winning time||17h 48' 40"|
In July, the Tour of Alberta announced a sixteen-team field, made up of six UCI ProTeams, two UCI Professional Continental Teams, and seven UCI Continental Teams, thus giving the race a total of fifteen-teams. UCI ProTeams Argos–Shimano and Belkin Pro Cycling, are based in the Netherlands, while its counterparts BMC Racing Team and Garmin–Sharp, are based in the United States. Cannondale and Orica–GreenEDGE, are based in the Italy and Australia, respectively; UCI Professional Continental Team Champion System is based in China, while its counterpart, UnitedHealthcare is based in United States. UCI Continental Teams Bissell, 5-hour Energy, Jelly Belly–Kenda, Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies, and Team Shartshop-Mountain Khakis are based in the United States. The remaining two teams are based in Canada.
|Prologue||September 3||Edmonton to Edmonton||Individual time trial||7 km (4.3 mi)||Peter Sagan (SVK)|
|1||September 4||Strathcona County to Camrose||Hilly stage||158 km (98 mi)||Peter Sagan (SVK)|
|2||September 5||Devon to Red Deer||Medium-mountain stage||175 km (109 mi)||Silvan Dillier (SUI)|
|3||September 6||Strathmore to Drumheller||Hilly stage||169 km (105 mi)||Rohan Dennis (AUS)|
|4||September 7||Black Diamond to Foothills||Medium-mountain stage||169 km (105 mi)||Cadel Evans (AUS)|
|5||September 8||Okotoks to Calgary||Hilly stage||132 km (82 mi)||Peter Sagan (SVK)|
|Total||810 km (503 mi)|
|Stage 1 results
|General classification after Stage 1|
|Stage 2 results
|General classification after Stage 2|
|Stage 3 results
|General classification after Stage 3|
|Stage 4 results
|General classification after Stage 4|
|Stage 5 results
|General classification after Stage 5|
In the 2013 Tour of Alberta, five jerseys are awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding the finishing times of the stages per cyclist, the leader receives a yellow jersey. This classification is considered the most important of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and the winner of the general classification will be considered the winner of the event.
Additionally, there is also a sprints classification, akin to what is called the points classification in other races, which awards a green jersey. Points are gathered at sprint line performances as well as finishing the stage in the top-fifteen places.
There is also a mountains classification, which awards a polkadot jersey. In the mountains classification, points are won by reaching the top of a mountain before other cyclists. Each climb is categorized, either first, second, third, or fourth category, with more points available for the harder climbs.
There is also a youth classification. This classification is calculated the same way as the general classification, but only young cyclists (under 25) are included. The leader of the young rider classification receives a white jersey.
The red jersey is exclusive to Canadian riders in the race; the jersey is awarded to the Canadian with the best cumulative time.
The last jersey is awarded to the most aggressive rider of a stage for him to wear on the next stage. It is generally awarded to a rider who attacks constantly or spends a lot of time in the breakaways. This jersey is blue.
There is also a classification for teams. In this classification, the times of the best three cyclists per stage are added, and the team with the lowest time is the leader.
||Young rider classification
||Canadian rider classification
|P||Peter Sagan||Peter Sagan||Rohan Dennis||Tom-Jelte Slagter||Peter Sagan||Ryder Hesjedal||N/A||Garmin–Sharp|
|1||Peter Sagan||Peter Sagan||Jeremy Powers|
|2||Silvan Dillier||Serghei Tvetcov||BMC Racing Team|
|3||Rohan Dennis||Rohan Dennis||Robert Gesink||Rohan Dennis||Ryan Anderson||Steve Morabito|
|4||Cadel Evans||Tom-Jelte Slagter||Antoine Duchesne|
|5||Peter Sagan||Adam Farabaugh|
|Final||Rohan Dennis||Peter Sagan||Tom-Jelte Slagter||Rohan Dennis||Ryan Anderson||N/A||BMC Racing Team|
|Denotes the leader of the General classification||Denotes the leader of the Mountains classification|
|Denotes the leader of the Points classification||Denotes the leader of the Young rider classification|
|Denotes the leader of the Canadian rider classification||Denotes the leader of the Team classification|
|1||Rohan Dennis (AUS)||Garmin–Sharp||17h 48' 40"|
|2||Brent Bookwalter (USA)||BMC Racing Team||+ 18"|
|3||Damiano Caruso (ITA)||Cannondale||+ 30"|
|4||Patrick Gretsch (GER)||Argos–Shimano||+ 31"|
|5||Robert Gesink (NED)||Team Jumbo–Visma||+ 41"|
|6||Robert Sweeting (USA)||5-hour Energy||+ 54"|
|7||Francisco Mancebo (ESP)||5-hour Energy||+ 55"|
|8||Ryan Anderson (CAN)||Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies||+ 56"|
|9||Matthias Friedemann (GER)||Champion System||+ 1' 19"|
|10||Steven Kruijswijk (NED)||Belkin Pro Cycling||+ 1' 22"|
|1||Peter Sagan (SVK)||Cannondale||40|
|2||Rohan Dennis (AUS)||Garmin–Sharp||25|
|3||Luka Mezgec (SLO)||Argos–Shimano||24|
|4||Eric Young (USA)||Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies||21|
|5||Brent Bookwalter (USA)||BMC Racing Team||21|
|6||Simon Geschke (GER)||Argos–Shimano||17|
|7||Cadel Evans (AUS)||BMC Racing Team||15|
|8||Silvan Dillier (SWI)||BMC Racing Team||15|
|9||Ryan Anderson (CAN)||Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies||15|
|10||Damiano Caruso (ITA)||Cannondale||13|
King of the Mountains classificationEdit
|1||Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED)||Belkin Pro Cycling||37|
|2||Robert Gesink (NED)||Belkin Pro Cycling||25|
|3||Nic Hamilton (CAN)||Jelly Belly–Kenda||18|
|4||Rohan Dennis (AUS)||Garmin–Sharp||16|
|5||Brent Bookwalter (USA)||BMC Racing Team||15|
|6||Antoine Duchesne (CAN)||Canadian National Team||12|
|7||Benjamin Day (AUS)||UnitedHealthcare||12|
|8||Simon Geschke (GER)||Argos–Shimano||11|
|9||Serghei Tvetcov (MDA)||Jelly Belly–Kenda||10|
|10||Kristofer Dahl (CAN)||Team Smartshop-Mountain Khakis||10|
Young Riders classificationEdit
|1||Rohan Dennis (AUS)||Garmin–Sharp||17h 48' 40"|
|2||Jakub Novak (CZE)||BMC Racing Team||+ 1' 27"|
|3||Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED)||Belkin Pro Cycling||+ 8' 04"|
|4||Alexander Cataford (CAN)||Equipe Garneau-Québecor||+ 8' 23"|
|5||Antoine Duchesne (CAN)||Canadian National Team||+ 8' 26"|
|6||Clay Murfet (AUS)||Team Smartshop-Mountain Khakis||+ 10' 59"|
|7||Peter Sagan (SVK)||Cannondale||+ 16' 25"|
|8||Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE)||Argos–Shimano||+ 17' 10"|
|9||Silvan Dillier (SWI)||BMC Racing Team||+ 17' 33"|
|10||Eric Young (USA)||Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies||+ 17' 41"|
|1||BMC Racing Team||53h 17' 43"|
|2||5-hour Energy||+ 12' 13"|
|3||Belkin Pro Cycling||+ 18' 17"|
|4||Argos–Shimano||+ 33' 37"|
|5||UnitedHealthcare||+ 35' 13"|
|6||Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies||+ 36' 01"|
|7||Champion System||+ 37' 24"|
|8||Garmin–Sharp||+ 43' 29"|
|9||Cannondale||+ 43' 46"|
|10||Orica–GreenEDGE||+ 44' 21"|
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