American Robin Carpenter took over the lead at the Tour of Alberta on Sunday after a strong sprint in Stage 4.
Carpenter, who rides for Holowesko-Citadel, completed the 12.1-kilometre time trial in Edmonton with the third fastest time of the day (15:00.30) to capture the Province of Alberta jersey with one stage to go.
Carpenter’s overall lead (10:49:26) is slim, with Stage 4 winner Bauke Mollema of Trek-Segafredo cycling just one second behind (10:49:27). Mollema was the fastest rider on Sunday as the Dutch cyclist finished in 14:44.12.
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American Evan Huffman, of Rally Cycling, held the Province of Alberta jersey after Stage 3 but dropped to third place (10:49:33).
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Ottawa’s Alexander Cataford of Silber Pro Cycling retained the Best Canadian jersey and is 32 seconds off the lead. His total time of 10:49:58 is currently good for fifth spot.
The final run of the five-stage circuit goes Monday and consists of a 124.1-kilometre trek around the city of Edmonton.
Watch below: The eyes of the international sporting world are on Edmonton this long weekend as the city plays host to the ITU World Triathlon and the Tour of Alberta. As Sarah Kraus reports, organizers hope sharing a venue at Hawrelak Park will draw large crowds.