Making the Tour is a 30-minute documentary produced by City Television in Edmonton that offers a unique look at what it takes to both plan – and compete – in Canada’s first major professional pro cycling stage race, the 2013 Tour of Alberta from September 3 to 8, 2013.
The program includes interviews with Tour of Alberta organizers, and representatives of the 10 communities involved in hosting the event in its inaugural year.
The program also includes the personal story of 20-year-old Kristopher Dahl, of Calgary, who earned a spot on one of the teams – Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis – by winning the under 23 group in the 2013 Banff Lake Louise Bikefest in June 2013. Through interviews with Dahl and his family, cycling fans will see what is required in terms of training, commitment and determination to make it as a pro cyclist.
City’s Making the Tour airs on City Television in Edmonton and Calgary at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 2, 2013.
For more information, go to www.citytv.com/edmonton/
For more information on the Tour of Alberta, go to www.tourofalberta.ca. Follow the race on Facebook at TourofAlberta, or on Twitter @TourofAlberta/#tourofalberta.
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About the Tour of Alberta The Tour of Alberta: Canada’s Pro-Cycling Festival is a six-day stage race scheduled to be held September 3 to 8, 2013. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), cycling’s governing body, awarded the inaugural Tour of Alberta with a 2.1 sanctioning in September 2012, making it one of the highest level pro cycling events in Canada, and one of the highest level events in North America. An annual event beginning in 2013, the event will be broadcast live daily in Canada on Sportsnet, and broadcast internationally on various networks, as it is expected that the event will host riders from over 20 countries around the world.