One of the biggest cycling stars in the world is coming to Alberta. It is expected that twenty three year old Peter Sagan will pedal through the province later in September along with his Cannondale team in Tour of Alberta 2013. Even though the final team routine would be announced next week. The organizers of the Tour of Alberta stated that they have received verbal confirmation that Sagan will ride in 6 day race with Cannondale team.
Tour of Alberta’s director of communications Val Mellesmoen told that he was one of the best sprinters in the world. They were really looking forward to make his participation official in the upcoming week. The young rider from Slovakia is considered to be one of the rising stars in the world of cycling and he already has a very successful year.
In spite of being involved in a huge crash on the first day, Sagan was one of the most consistent cyclists at the Tour de France this year. He managed to defend his crown as the best sprinter of the race quite easily, sporting the green jersey for winning the points classification. He also sported the prized yellow jersey for becoming the winner the 7th stage of the tour.
With 6 stops along nine hundred kilometer tour being totally devoted to sprint cycling, Sagan is quite sure to be a favorite to become the winner of the Tour of Alberta. 15 top international teams will be compete in the tour, with 8 cycle riders each. The tour will start in Edmonton on 3rd September will wrap up 6 days later on 8th September in Calgary.