September 26th, 2016

Tour of Alberta 2016 – Stage One

Herald photo by Ian Martens Riders break away from the start line for Stage One of the Tour of Alberta Thursday afternoon in Lethbridge. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Nick Kuhl Riders break away from the start line for Stage One of the Tour of Alberta Thursday afternoon in Lethbridge. @NKuhlHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Riders in the peloton turn the corner at 4th Avenue and 8th Street downtown during one of the final laps of the opening stage at the Tour of Alberta in Lethbridge Thursday. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens A rider acknowledges supporters during Stage One of the Tour of Alberta Thursday in Lethbridge. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Adrian Vanderfluit cheers on the peloton during Stage One of the Tour of Alberta Thursday in Lethbridge. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Riders turn a corner downtown Thursday during Stage 1 of the Tour of Alberta. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Riders speed to the bottom of the coulee road leading into Peenaquim Park during Stage One of the Tour of Alberta Thursday in Lethbridge. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens The peloton crests a hill along Scenic Drive North during Stage One of the Tour of Alberta Thursday in Lethbridge. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Cam Yoos Riders head through downtown Thursday during Stage One of the Tour of Alberta.Herald photo by Ian Martens The peloton makes its way against the backdrop of the high level bridge along Scenic Drive North during Stage One of the Tour of Alberta Thursday in Lethbridge. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Colin Joyce, Alex Howes and Robin Carpenter cross the finish line in Stage 1 of the Tour of Alberta. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Fans on the steps of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery applaud during the award ceremony. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Colin Joyce, of Team Axeon Hagens Berman, celebrates his victory at the awards ceremony following Stage 1 of the Tour of Alberta. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Colin Joyce, along with Alex Howes and Robin Carpenter, celebrates at the awards ceremony following Stage 1 of the Tour of Alberta. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Canadian Ryder Hesjedal acknowledges the crowd after being introduced before the start of the race. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Gator BBQ's Frank Bavaro, Steph Orr and Buddy Mwanakitenge show off their grilled fare during festivities Thursday at Galt Gardens before the Tour of Alberta race. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Local band Adequate performs as part of festivities Thursday at Galt Gardens before the Tour of Alberta race. @IMartensHeraldHerald photo by Ian Martens Kaitlyn Nelson and her sister Eliana paint t-shirts behind the Southern Alberta Art Gallery as part of festivities Thursday at Galt Gardens before the Tour of Alberta race. @IMartensHerald Herald photo by Ian Martens Candice Beattie helps steady her three-year-old Summer riding a penny-farthing bicycle during festivities Thursday at Galt Gardens ahead of the Tour of Alberta race. @IMartensHerald