The best cyclist Canada has ever produced, Ryder Hesjedal, will be in Jasper for the Tour of Alberta.
Cycling Magazine Canada reported the news in June; Local Organizing Committee co-chair, Matt Decore, confirmed that Hesjedal’s team, Garmin Cannonade, is registered for this year’s TOA but could not confirm Hesjedel’s participation.
“We expect [Ryder will compete] if he’s healthy,” Decore said. “He has expressed his intention to attend.”
In 2012, Hesjedal won the Giro d’Italia, becoming the only Canadian to win a Grand Tour of cycling. He is currently competing in the Tour de France.