Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, August 28, 2013 - Team Garneau-Quebecor is proud to present the riders that will be on the starting line of the one of the most important races on their calendar: the Tour of Alberta. Team Captain Bruno Langlois, criterium Canadian champion Pierrick Naud, time trial Canadian champion Alex Cataford as well as Simon-Pierre Gauthier, Geoffroy Dussault, Adam Farabaugh, Michael Woods and Michael Chauner will be taking part in the first edition of the Tour of Alberta, a UCI level race in which Pro Tour, Continental Pro and Continental teams will be participating.
For Bruno Langlois, the first goal is to for the team members to compare themselves to the best: “It’s not every day that we get a chance to compete against Pro Tour riders, and it will good for the evolution of each rider. We will also try to get visibility during stages by winning points for distinctive jerseys (most aggressive, best climber, best Canadian, etc.). The best-case scenario will see Garneau-Quebecor place one of its riders in the top 10.”
Louis Garneau Sports is also proud to sponsor such a race by providing the official jerseys for stage leader, best sprinter, best climber, best young rider, most aggressive rider and best Canadian. In addition, an event jersey has been created by the company to be offered to consumers, on site or online. “We are thrilled to be participating in the inaugural Tour of Alberta, the highest-rated stage race ever held in Canada. As a Canadian company, we are proud to have this event, representing the passion Canadians have for cycling, in Alberta. In addition, Garneau-Quebecor illustrates our commitment to racing and to bringing riders to the international stage.”
The Tour of Alberta will be held from September 3 to 8, 2013 and will include 5 stages from Edmonton to Calgary.