Vancouver, BC – Fresh off a win at the Tour de White Rock, the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team has been invited to participate in the prestigious Tour of Alberta p/b ATB Financial – Canada’s highest ranked professional road cycling stage race.
“The team is ready to compete at this level,” said Mark Ernsting, CEO of the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team. “Competing in the Tour of Alberta against the world’s best cyclists was our top goal for this season and we are primed and looking forward to the challenge.”
The 2015 Tour of Alberta is a six-day multi-stage race running September 2-7 on rural and urban roads across nearly 900 kilometres of Alberta landscape. It includes two grueling mountain finishes and large stretches of dirt road. It was viewed last year by an international audience of more than 45 million cycling fans.
“The addition of the Team Time Trial and our two-day stop in the Canadian Rockies have definitely contributed to the hype amongst teams this year. We have an unbelievable calibre of teams coming in 2015, and we are so excited to welcome Canadian, H&R Block Pro Cycling Team, to our race for the first time,” says Duane Vienneau, Executive Director of the Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial.
“Participating in Canada’s top professional tour will give the team the national and international exposure it has earned,” said Todd McCallum, vice president of the team’s title sponsor, H&R Block Canada. “Our riders are competing against some of the best in the world, which is where they deserve to be.”
The next stop for the team is the prestigious Cascade Cycling Classic, one of North America’s oldest tours in Bend, OR, USA.
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