According to the Associated Press, Rohan Dennis of Australia has won the third stage of the Tour of Alberta on Friday. In a photo finish in Drumheller, Alberta, an hour north of Calgary, Dennis just beat American Brent Bookwalter and in the process took the overall lead from Peter Sagan of Slovakia.
Dennis posted a time of three hours, 55 minutes and 31 seconds, as the cyclists traveled north for the first time in the event, as they rode from Strathmore (a half hour east of Calgary) to Drumheller.
The town of Drumheller is known for its dinosaur museum and on Friday, Dennis was presented with a dinosaur fossil for winning the stage.
The tour of Alberta is getting huge press worldwide. According to Devin Heroux of CBC News, 180 million households have tuned in to watch on television.
Sagan meanwhile struggled mightily, and has dropped to 19th place. Dennis meanwhile leads Bookwalter in the overall standings by 18 seconds.
On Saturday in stage four, the cyclists will travel through the Black Diamond region (south of Calgary) through the communities of Turner Valley and Millarville.