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Photo: Casey B. Gibson




August 2nd, 2017

To cap off their inaugural year of racing, the Aevolo team has accepted an invitation to race in its first UCI 2.1 event – the 2017 Tour of Alberta.

The race, one of the most prestigious events in North America, has hosted some of the most competitive international squads in the word. Taking place on September 1st through 4th, the invitation is a fitting recognition of the under-23 development team’s hard work this season.

“I’m grateful to Medalist Sports for taking the time to learn about our team and understand what our vision is for our riders,” Aevolo team director Mike Creed said. “This will be the most challenging race our riders will have ever been a part of. I’m really optimistic about how our riders will perform and excited to see them participating at the level of competition that Medalist Sports regularly operates.”

The 5th edition of the ATB Tour of Alberta begins its four-day, 546-kilometre trek in the town of Jasper, and loops into Jasper National Park three times before an uphill finish at Marmot Basin Ski Resort.

The race will leave the beautiful Canadian mountains for a flat and fast out and back stage 2 around Spruce Grove, ending with three fast-paced downtown circuits.

For the penultimate stage, the race moves into Edmonton for a challenging 11-lap circuit that starts and finishes at the University of Alberta.

To conclude the Tour of Alberta, the Aevolo team will take the start in downtown Edmonton for the same thrilling finale offered up the last three editions of the race. The 11-lap circuit race will feature the exciting downtown district and the Edmonton River Valley.

“I’m thrilled the team got into Alberta,” said Jack Burke, who was a part of the race for the first time last year. “Getting my first opportunity to line up with guys I watched win jerseys at the Tour de France was surreal. Now having experienced it, I’m really looking forward to using this race as an opportunity for the team to get some more results.

“Although we don’t yet know the course details, based on past years there should be stages that suit guys like Gage (Hecht) and Mike (Hernandez) so it will be an awesome opportunity to set them up.”

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