Big Names Cue Up for Second Edition of Tour of Alberta

August 15, 2014
by Tour of Alberta

Today the Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial, scheduled for September 2–7, 2014, announced the provisionary rosters for the second edition of the race, highlighted by Tour de France heroes, big-race winners and top Canadian talent.
 
The field of 120 cyclists will feature Belkin Pro Cycling’s Dutchmen Bauke Mollema, the 10th place finisher, and Steven Kruijswijk, the 15th place finisher, at this year’s Tour de France; 2014 Tour de France stage winner Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania, recent Tour of Utah winner and American Tom Danielson, and Tom-Jelte Slagter, a two-time 2014 Paris-Nice stage winner, all of Garmin-Sharp; two-time Tour of Italy stage winner Matthew Goss, an Australian riding for Orica-GreenEDGE; and Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, of Team Giant-Shimano, who placed 5th overall in the 2014 Tour of Switzerland and 2nd overall at 2014 Tour of Belgium.
 
“Our Garmin-Sharp team is loaded with talent and we’re looking forward to defending our title from last year,” said Danielson, one of the top stage racers in North America the past three years and an 8th place finisher in the 2011 Tour de France. “The Tour of Alberta fits a couple of our guys real nice like Ramunas (Navardauskas) and (Tom-Jelte) Slaghter. I look forward to supporting those guys. Both are super talented. I’ve heard great things about Alberta, the race, and the fans up there, so, I’m pretty pumped.”
 
Canada will be represented well with a composite National Team, Garneau-Quebecor, and Silber Pro Cycling, led by 2012 Canadian National Champion Ryan Roth.  Some of the top Canadian talent, however, resides on a few of the American-based teams participating. Team OptumHealth’s Ryan Anderson, a Calgarian who was Canada’s top-placed rider in the 2013 Tour of Alberta and teammate Will Routley, this year’s King of the Mountain jersey winner at Tour of California will be racing. Team Smartstop’s Rob Britton, 2nd overall in Canada’s second biggest stage race Tour d’Beauce; Team 5-Hour Energy presented by KENDA’s Bruno Langlois, and Team Jelly Belly’s Nic Hamilton are also scheduled to race. More than 25 Canadians will take the starting line for the race.
 
“The one thing this race has already proved is that Canada has a growing abundant of world-class talent,” said Tour of Alberta chairman, Brian Jolly, “It will definitely be on display against the world’s best at this year’s event.”
 
Among the National Champions expected for this year’s Tour of Alberta include 2014 U.S. Champion Eric Marcotte of Team Smartstop and four-time former U.S. champion Fred Rodriguez.
 
The following are team rosters for the event:
Belkin-Pro Cycling Team (NED)
Jonathan Hivert (FRA)                  
Steven Kruijswijk (NED)               
Thomas Leezer (NED)                  
Martijn Keizer (NED)                   
Nick Van Der Lijke (NED)             
Bauke Mollema (NED)                 
David Tanner (AUS)         
Martijn Tusveld (NED)
 
Garmin Sharp (USA)
Caleb Fairly (USA)            
Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU)     
Tom Danielson (USA)                   
Phillip Gaimon (USA)                   
Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED)              
Fabian Wegmann (GER)              
Gavin Mannion (USA)                  
Steele Von Hoff (AUS)
 
Orica-GreenEDGE (AUS)                   
Matthew Goos (AUS)
Ivan Santaromita (ITL)
Matthew Hayman (AUS)
Leigh Howard (AUS)                     
Aidis Kruopis (LIT)
Christian Meier (CAN)                 
Pieter Weening (NED)                 
Simon Yates (GBR)                       
 
Cannondale (ITA)
Alberto Bettiol (ITA)                     
Davide Formolo (ITA)                   
Edward King (USA)                       
Davide Villella (ITA)                     
Matej Mohoric (SLO)                   
Cristiano Salerno (ITA)
 
Team Giant-Shimano (NED)
Jonas Ahlstrand (SWE)                 
Dries Devenyns (BEL)                   
Tom Dumoulin (NED)                   
Simon Geschke (GER)                  
Thierry Hupond (FRA)                  
Daan Olivier (NED)                      
Tom Peterson (USA)         
Georg Preidler (AUT)
 
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)
Alessandro Bazzana (ITA)            
Jonny Clarke (AUS)                       
Marc De Maar (NED)      
Robert Forster (GER)                   
Davide Frattini (ITA)                    
Chris Jones (USA)             
Kiel Reijnen (USA)            
Daniel Summerhill (USA)
 
Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies            (USA)              
Alexander Candelario (USA)                    
Ryan Anderson (CAN)                  
Scott Zwizanski (USA)                   
Thomas Soladay (USA)                 
Eric Young (USA)              
Tom Zirbel (USA)             
Charles Bradley Huff (USA)         
Will Routley (CAN)           
 
Jelly Belly p/b MAXXIS (USA)
Fred Rodriguez (USA)                   
Ian Burnett (USA)             
Steve Fisher (USA)
Kirk Carlsen (USA)            
Jacob Rathe (USA)            
Nic Hamilton (CAN)                     
Serghei Tvetcov (ROU)                
Sean Mazich (USA)           
 
5-Hour p/b Kenda (USA)      
Chad Beyer (USA)            
James Stemper (USA)                  
Bruno Langlois (CAN)                   
David Williams (USA)                   
Robert Sweeting (USA)                
Sam Basseitti (USA)                     
Taylor Sheldon (USA)                   
Michael Woods (CAN)                 
 
Silber Pro Cycling (CAN)
Aurélien Passeron (FRA)              
Derrick St John (CAN)                  
Elliot Doyle (CAN)            
Michel Lachance (CAN)               
Matteo Dal-Cin (CAN)                  
Robert Ralph (CAN)         
Ryan Roth (CAN)  
William Goodfellow (CAN)          
 
Hincapie Sportswear Development Team (USA)
Oscar Clark (USA)                       
Joseph Rosskopf (USA)                
Robin Carpenter (USA)               
Toms Skujins (LAT)          
Alder Martz (USA)                       
Joseph Lewis (AUS)                     
Tyler Magner (USA)        
Joseph Schmalz (USA)
 
Team SmartStop (USA)
Shane Kline (USA)                       
Jure Kocjan (SLO)            
Eric Marcotte (USA)                    
Travis McCabe (USA)                  
Zach Bell (CAN)               
Kris Dahl (CAN)               
Travis Livermon (USA)                
Rob Britton (CAN)           
 
Bissell Development Team (USA)
Tanner Putt (USA)                       
Nicolai Brochner (DEN)              
Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL)                 
Ruben Zepuntke (GER)                
James Oram (NZL)                      
Logan Owen (USA)                      
Gregory Daniel (USA)                 
Daniel Eaton (USA)
 
Canadian National Team (CAN)
Hugo Houle (CAN)                       
Garrett Mccleod (CAN)               
Benjamin Perry (CAN)                
Stuart Wight (CAN)                     
Adam De Vos (CAN)                    
Jean-Sebastian Perron (CAN)                  
Jordan Cheyne (CAN)                  
Cody Canning (CAN)       
 
*The numbers are provisionary and change before the race. Team Garneau-Quebecor’s team will be announced at a later date.
 
The race is sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the international governing body for cycling, and the Canadian Cycling Association. The race holds a 2.1 ranking.
 
2014 Tour of Alberta Stages:
September 2 | Subway Calgary Prologue
September 3 | ATB Financial Stage One: Lethbridge Circuit
September 4 | Edmonton International Airport Stage Two: Innisfail to Red Deer
September 5 | Simson Maxwell Stage Three: Wetaskiwin to Edmonton Garrison
September 6 | Go Auto Stage Four: Edmonton Northlands to Strathcona County
September 7 | Pomeroy Inn & Suites Stage Five: Edmonton Circuit
 
For more information, please contact:
Local Contact:
Kylee Quinn
Marketing Manager, Tour of Alberta
1.780.909.3536
kyleeq@albertapeloton.ca
International Contact:
Steven Brunner
President, KOM Marketing
1.719.322.7022
sgbrunner@KOM-sports.com

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