According to the Tour of Alberta website, Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the prologue time trial for the first ever Tour of Alberta, an elite cycling race that began in Edmonton on Tuesday and ends in Calgary on Sunday.
Sagan, of Cannondale Pro Cycling, completed the stage in 8:28.1 and leads Australian Rohan Dennis by 13 seconds. Tobias Ludvigsson is in third place.
Unlike most cycling races, Tuesday's prologue occurred in the evening in the Alberta capital.
Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria, British Columbia, who won the Lionel Conacher Award for the top Canadian male athlete of the year in 2012 after winning the Giro d'Italia, was the best Canadian finishing tenth. However it will be interesting to see if Hesjedal's major goal over the next five days will be to improve his standing or to help his teammate, Dennis win the race. Dennis and Hesjedal are both part of Team Garmin-Sharp.
Stage one on Wednesday will be 158 kilometres long from Strathcona County to Camrose.