Tour of Alberta
Stage 5: Edson to Spruce Grove - Stage Details

Confusion surrounded stage five of the Tour of Alberta when the peloton was sent the wrong direction within the final ten kilometres of racing.

They were in pursuit of solo leader Lasse Hansen (Team Cannondale-Garmin) who had attacked his early breakaway companions and led by one-minute.

After being re-directed back on course, the finishing circuits were neutralised - unbeknownst to stage winner Hansen who did an extra lap for good measure.

Shortly after the stage, officials made the decision to neutralise times, leavingORICA-GreenEDGE’s Adam Yates six seconds behind race leader Bauke Mollema (Trek Factory Racing) with one stage remaining.

“We were about to come onto the circuits and were supposed to make a right hand turn but the motorbikes in front, which typically lead the race, went straight,” sport director Dave McPartland said.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Lasse Hansen (DEN) - Team Cannondale - Garmin 4:23:01
2 Laurent Didier (LUX) - Trek Factory Racing 1:30
3 Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek Factory Racing 1:30
4 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS) - Team Katusha 1:30
5 Alexey Tsatevich (RUS) - Team Katusha 1:30
6 Marco Coledan (ITA) - Trek Factory Racing 1:30
7 Wouter Wippert (NED) - Drapac Professional Cycling 1:30
8 Alexander Ray (NZL) - Silber Pro Cycling 1:30
9 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:30
10 Jan Barta (CZE) - Bora-Argon 18 1:30
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
9 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:30
13 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:30
18 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:30
30 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:30
47 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:30
51 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:30
53 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:30
65 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:30