Sept. 6 | Stage 5 | Edson to Spruce Grove
00:00 - 00:00
- Event category
- 2015 Stage
SEPT. 6 | HOTELLO BY POMEROY STAGE 5 | EDSON TO SPRUCE GROVE
206.2 KM | 10:35 AM – 3:40 PM
HOTELLO BY POMEROY STAGE 5 ROUTE MODIFICATIONS (DUE TO POOR ROAD CONDITIONS):
- The second dirt sector of TWN RD 534 has been re-routed to RR 154 (instead of RR 150). Cyclists will continue to proceed on HWY 16 after as planned.
- The entire third sector (TWN RD 534 to RR 101 to TWN RD 533 to RR 93 to TWN RD 534) has moved entirely to HWY 16.
Arguably with the potential to be one of the most exciting – and certainly the longest – stage in the event’s history, Stage 5 contains a dastardly 206 kilometre course that features 56.4 kilometres of dirt roads over six sectors from Edson to Spruce Grove. Stage 5 offers one of the most diverse courses of any major professional race in North America this year. The race will run west to east, and if prevailing winds are blowing, the conditions could enable cyclists to travel at remarkably extreme, fast speeds. Spruce Grove is the hometown of Ryan Anderson (Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies), the winner of the Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial Pomeroy Inn & Suite’s Best Canadian jersey for two consecutive years.
Listen to Ryan Anderson of Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies and winner of the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Top Canadian Jersey at the 2013 & 2014 Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial talk about Stage 5.
STAGE 5: START COMMUNITY: EDSON
The Town of Edson is a bustling community located on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway about half way between the city of Edmonton and Jasper National Park. This highway carries some of the heaviest traffic flow in Alberta, with a summer daily traffic flow of approximately 9,900 vehicles.
We offer a variety of services for residents and the travelling public including great accommodations, recreational facilities, our beautiful Museum and Travel Information Centre, and the Kinsmen Spray Park to cool down the kids after a long day on the road.
Edson plays host to the Kinsmen Slo-Pitch Tournament each August Long Weekend. It’s one of the largest Slo-pitch tournaments in Canada with over 250 teams over the 4 day event.
STAGE 5: FINISH COMMUNITY: SPRUCE GROVE
About Spruce Grove
Located 11 kilometres west of Edmonton, Spruce Groveis the western gateway to Alberta’s Capital Region.
A spirited, active and growing community of 30,000, Spruce Grove offers the perfect combination of urban amenities and scenic splendour, including a forest that winds through the centre of the city, offering over 40 km of all-weather trails.
Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the city to fulfill their sport, fitness and well-being pursuits. They enjoy an abundance of recreational opportunities, including spontaneous-use green spaces such as Jubilee Park and public facilities like the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, Fuhr Sports Park and new Sports and Recreation Facility (opening fall 2015). The city has a lively arts and culture scene that celebrates entertainment, at the Horizon Stage, and art, at the Melcor Cultural Centre. Spruce Grove is also home to a thriving business community, which offers a variety of services through locally-owned shops and restaurants as well as national chains.
All of this and more is what makes Spruce Grove the best place to live, to raise an active, healthy family and to grow a strong, successful business.
Spruce Grove Links
TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS | September 6 | Edson to Spruce Grove
Race time: 10:35 am to 3:27 pm
Rolling Closure between 10:50 am and 3:30 pm
– Traffic will be held for about 20 minutes on Hwy 16 as the cyclists cross
– Rolling closures along the route. Please refer to the Stage Map above.
Road Closures in Spruce Grove between 12:00 am to 6:00 pm
– Additional closures will occur for the lap to the finish. Please refer to to the Stage Map above.