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.

2013 Tour of Alberta
2012–13 UCI America Tour
Race details
Dates3 September 2013 (2013-09-03)–8 September 2013 (2013-09-08)
Stages5 + 1 (prologue)
Distance810 km (503.3 mi)
Winning time17h 48' 40"
Results
Winner  Rohan Dennis (AUS) (Garmin–Sharp)
  Second  Brent Bookwalter (USA) (BMC Racing Team)
  Third  Damiano Caruso (ITA) (Cannondale)

Points  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Cannondale)
Mountains  Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) (Belkin Pro Cycling)
Youth  Rohan Dennis (AUS) (Garmin–Sharp)
Team BMC Racing Team
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Due to damages caused by the 2013 Alberta floods, various routes were changed.[1][2]

Participating teamsEdit

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.[1][2][3] 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.[3] 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.[3] 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.[3] The remaining two teams are based in Canada.[3]

StagesEdit

Stage results
Stage Date Route Terrain Length Winner
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[1][2] 810 km (503 mi)

PrologueEdit

 
Rohan Dennis in the green jersey.

September 3, 2013 — Edmonton to Edmonton, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi)

Prologue results[4][5][6]
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale 8' 28"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 13"
3   Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) Argos–Shimano + 14"
4   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 20"
5   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 21"
6   Chad Haga (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 23"
7   Pieter Weening (NED) Orica–GreenEDGE + 29"
8   David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 30"
9   Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 30"
10   Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin–Sharp + 30"
General classification after Prologue[4][5][6]
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)    Cannondale 8' 28"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS)    Garmin–Sharp + 13"
3   Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) Argos–Shimano + 14"
4   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 20"
5   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 21"
6   Chad Haga (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 23"
7   Pieter Weening (NED) Orica–GreenEDGE + 29"
8   David Zabriskie (USA)   Garmin–Sharp + 30"
9   Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 30"
10   Ryder Hesjedal (CAN)    Garmin–Sharp + 30"

Stage 1Edit

September 4, 2013 — Strathcona County to Camrose, 158 kilometres (98 mi)

Stage 1 results[7][8][9]
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)   Cannondale 3h 22' 17"
2   Eric Young (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 0"
3   Moreno Hofland (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 0"
4   Ryan Anderson (CAN) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 0"
5   Luka Mezgec (SLO) Argos–Shimano + 0"
6   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
7   Fabian Wegmann (GER)   Garmin–Sharp + 0"
8   Matthias Friedemann (GER) Champion System + 0"
9   Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) Argos–Shimano + 0"
10   John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
General classification after Stage 1[7][8][9]
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)     Cannondale 3h 30' 35"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS)   Garmin–Sharp + 23"
3   Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) Argos–Shimano + 24"
4   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 30"
5   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 31"
6   Pieter Weening (NED) Orica–GreenEDGE + 39"
7   Patrick Gretsch (GER) Argos–Shimano + 39"
8   Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 40"
9   Ryder Hesjedal (CAN)    Garmin–Sharp + 40"
10   Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 41"

Stage 2Edit

September 5, 2013 — Devon to Red Deer, 175 kilometres (109 mi)

Stage 2 results[10][11][12]
Rider Team Time
1   Silvan Dillier (SUI)   BMC Racing Team 3h 32' 47"
2   Serghei Tvetcov (MDA) Jelly Belly–Kenda + 0"
3   Peter Sagan (SVK)       Cannondale + 16"
4   Aidis Kruopis (LTU) Orica–GreenEDGE + 18"
5   Luka Mezgec (SLO) Argos–Shimano + 18"
6   Nicolai Brøchner (DEN) Bissell + 18"
7   Eric Young (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 18"
8   Travis Mccabe (USA) Team Smartshop-Mountain Khakis + 18"
9   Dennis Van Winden (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 18"
10   Jeremy Vennell (NZL) Bissell + 18"
General classification after Stage 2[10][11][12]
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)     Cannondale 7h 03' 34"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 26"
3   Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) Argos–Shimano + 28"
4   Cadel Evans (AUS)   BMC Racing Team + 36"
5   Brent Bookwalter (USA)   BMC Racing Team + 37"
6   Pieter Weening (NED) Orica–GreenEDGE + 39"
7   Patrick Gretsch (GER) Argos–Shimano + 43"
8   Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 46"
9   Ryder Hesjedal (CAN)   Garmin–Sharp + 46"
10   Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 47"

Stage 3Edit

September 6, 2013 — Strathmore to Drumheller, 169 kilometres (105 mi)

Stage 3 results[13][14][15]
Rider Team Time
1   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp 3h 55' 31"
2   Brent Bookwalter (USA)   BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Damiano Caruso (ITA) Cannondale + 0"
4   Patrick Gretsch (GER) Argos–Shimano + 0"
5   Robert Gesink (NED) Team Jumbo–Visma + 0"
6   Steve Morabito (SUI)   BMC Racing Team + 0"
7   Ryan Anderson (CAN) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 9"
8   Marcus Burghardt (GER)   BMC Racing Team + 9"
9   Jakub Novak (CZE)   BMC Racing Team + 9"
10   Jeremy Vennell (NZL) Bissell + 9"
General classification after Stage 3[13][14][15]
Rider Team Time
1   Rohan Dennis (AUS)     Garmin–Sharp 10h 59' 18"
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 + 34"
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' 12"
10   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 1' 15"

Stage 4Edit

September 7, 2013 — Black Diamond to Foothills, 169 kilometres (105 mi)

Stage 4 results[16][17][18]
Rider Team Time
1   Cadel Evans (AUS)   BMC Racing Team 3h 57' 18"
2   Simon Geschke (GER) Argos–Shimano + 0"
3   Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 0"
4   Benjamin Day (AUS) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
5   Antoine Duchesne (CAN) Canadian National Team + 0"
6   Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 1' 49"
7   Nic Hamilton (CAN) Jelly Belly–Kenda + 1' 49"
8   Clay Murfet (AUS) Team Smartshop-Mountain Khakis + 1' 49"
9   Ryan Roth (CAN) Champion System + 1' 49"
10   Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 9' 44"
General classification after Stage 4[16][17][18]
Rider Team Time
1   Rohan Dennis (AUS)     Garmin–Sharp 15h 06' 20"
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 + 34"
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' 12"
10   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 1' 15"

Stage 5Edit

September 8, 2013 — Okotoks to Calgary, 132 kilometres (82 mi)

Stage 5 results[19][20][21]
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)   Cannondale 2h 42' 20"
2   Luka Mezgec (SLO) Argos–Shimano + 0"
3   Robert Förster (GER) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
4   Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
5   Nicolai Brøchner (DEN) Bissell + 0"
6   Bradly Huff (USA) Jelly Belly–Kenda + 0"
7   Brent Bookwalter (USA)   BMC Racing Team + 0"
8   Ryan Anderson (CAN)   Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 0"
9   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Orica–GreenEDGE + 0"
10   Pierrick Naud (CAN) Equipe Garneau-Québecor + 0"
General classification after Stage 5[19][20][21]
Rider Team Time
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"

Classification leadershipEdit

 
Peter Sagan in the yellow jersey.

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.[22] 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.[22]

Additionally, there is also a sprints classification, akin to what is called the points classification in other races, which awards a green jersey.[22] Points are gathered at sprint line performances as well as finishing the stage in the top-fifteen places.[22]

There is also a mountains classification, which awards a polkadot jersey.[22] 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.[22]

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.[22] The leader of the young rider classification receives a white jersey.[22]

The red jersey is exclusive to Canadian riders in the race; the jersey is awarded to the Canadian with the best cumulative time.[22]

The last jersey is awarded to the most aggressive rider of a stage for him to wear on the next stage.[22] It is generally awarded to a rider who attacks constantly or spends a lot of time in the breakaways. This jersey is blue.[22]

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.[22]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Sprints classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Canadian rider classification
 
Most Aggressive
 
Team 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

Classification standingsEdit

Legend
      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

General classificationEdit

Rider Team Time
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"

Points classificationEdit

Rider Team Points
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

Rider Team Points
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

Rider Team Time
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"

Team classificationEdit

Team Time
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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