Riders Go Off Course in Tour of Alberta

Stage 5 neutralized after wrong turn

During the fifth stage of the Tour of Alberta, the field went off course. (IQRemix / Flickr)
Photo: IQRemix / Flickr

Lasse Norman Hansen won the fifth stage of the Tour of Alberta after a rider missed a right turn, leading the main field off course and causing the race to be neutralized, according to VeloNews.

With about six miles left in the 206-kilometer stage from Edson to Spruce Grove, Norwegian rider Sven Erik Bystrom made a wrong turn while chasing Danish rider Hansen and led the rest of the main field off course. Although the group was led back on course, Hansen was named the stage winner before he finished, according to VeloNews.

On the Katusha Team website, Bystrom said, “I attacked alone and at first I didn’t realize there was one guy still ahead since there are no radios in this race. Then they tell me I have to turn around and also the entire peloton who were about 30 seconds behind me. It was over at that point.”

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