Tour of Alberta
Stage 1: Strathcona County - Camrose - Stage Details

Peter Sagan made it two-for-two at the Tour of Alberta, sprinting to victory on stage one in Camrose on Wednesday. His Cannondale team chased down the four rider breakaway on the second of three finish circuit laps. Sagan bested Eric Young (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Moreno Hofland (Belkin) for the top step of the podium.

Tomas Vaitkus was the best-placed rider for ORICA-GreenEDGE, crossing the line in 12th place aside Pieter Weening in 13th. Vaitkus, Weening, Cameron Meyer and Fumy Beppu all finished on bunch time. Weening moved up from seventh to sixth overall after the first two stages while Meyer leapfrogged up to 15th place.

"Aidis was sick last week, and it’s clear he’s still not at his best. His legs weren’t good today, so when we ruled out working for him for the sprint, we decided to have as easy day as possible in the bunch. We’re waiting to put pressure on Cannondale until the hillier days." - Sport Director Matt White

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) - Cannondale Pro Cycling 3:22:17
2 Eric Young (USA) - Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies ST
3 Moreno Hofland (Ned) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team ST
4 Ryan Anderson (Can) - Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies ST
5 Luka Mezgec (Slo) - Team Argos-Shimano ST
6 Brent Bookwalter (USA) - BMC Racing Team ST
7 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) - Garmin-Sharp ST
8 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) - Champion System Pro Cycling Team ST
9 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) - Team Argos-Shimano ST
10 John Murphy (USA) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
12 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
13 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
20 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
24 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
75 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:29
88 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:37
101 Kang Jiyong (Kor) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:40