August 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Updated: September 4, 2017 7:31 pm

WATCH LIVE: Tour of Alberta 2017 on Global News

Cyclists race in front of jam-packed crowds in Edmonton's Churchill Square at the 2016 ATB Tour of Alberta.

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Tune in to watch the Tour of Alberta exclusively on GlobalNews.ca from Sept. 1 to 4.

The ATB Tour of Alberta, Canada’s first and highest-ranked professional road cycling stage race, will have 96 of the world’s best cyclists racing across the province throughout the four-day competition.

The stages will cover nearly 546 kilometres of rural and urban roads across Alberta, including a mountain-top finish.

Scroll down for details on the Tour of Alberta Festival, held in Edmonton on Sunday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 4

Watch below: On Aug. 30, 2017, Global’s Quinn Ohler sat down to talk to former pro cyclist Alex Stieda, who will be doing colour commentary for the Tour of Alberta.


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Watch above as each two-hour broadcast joins the race live, starting with a 10- to 15-minute summary of what’s happened so far.

The shows will follow each stage of the race live for 1.5 hours and close out with the race awards.

For a list of road closures due to the race, visit the government of Alberta website hereParking will not be available along the race course.

For the public transit detour and bus stop details, visit takeETS.com.

Full schedule:

Sept. 1
Delta Air Lines Stage 1 : Jasper
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. MT

The race starts with Delta Airlines Stage 1 in the Town of Jasper and goes into Jasper National Park for three loops before ascending to Marmot Basin Ski Resort.

Watch below: The first stage of the Tour of Alberta made its way through Jasper National Park on Friday. Watch the entire leg of the race.

Sept. 2
Delta Air Lines Stage 2 : Spruce Grove
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. MT

Stage 2 will be an out-and-back road race on the relatively flat, rural roads around Spruce Grove. The stage will end with three circuits in the City of Spruce Grove, finishing on King Street outside Central Park.

Watch below: The second stage of the Tour of Alberta made its way through Spruce Grove on Saturday. Watch the entire leg of the race.

Sept. 3
Delta Lodge at Kananaskis Stage 3 : Edmonton (University of Alberta)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. MT

Stage 3 moves into Edmonton, a stage that will start and finish at Windsor Park at the University of Alberta. The circuit course, with 11 laps, features two climbs up and down the river valley on the windy and challenging Groat Road.

Organizers say the best place to watch Stage 3 is from the start/finish area in Windsor Park.

Stage 3 route map

Watch below: The third stage of the Tour of Alberta made its way into Edmonton on Sunday. Watch the entire leg of the race.

Sept. 4
EllisDon Stage 4 : Edmonton (Churchill Square)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. MT

Stage 4 starts and finishes in Churchill Square and winds through Edmonton’s river valley and downtown.

Organizers say the best places to watch Stage 4 are the start/finish line at Sir Winston Churchill Square, Bellamy Hill and the Alberta Legislature grounds.

Stage 4 route map

Watch below: The fourth and final stage of the 2017 Tour of Alberta took place in Edmonton on Monday. Watch the entire leg of the race.

The Tour of Alberta Festival

The event also includes a free travelling festival. It features local culture, activities, entertainment and food, plus a chance to meet the cyclists.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 3

Time: 12:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Windsor Park

Date: Monday, Sept. 4

Time: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Sir Winston Churchill Square

Velothon Edmonton

Velothon Edmonton is a closed-road course ride in which you can join cyclists from around the world and enter as an individual or team. It runs Monday, Sept. 4 from 7:30 a.m. to noon, starting and finishing at Sir Winston Churchill Square. For more information, visit its website here.

Notable riders in the Tour of Alberta:

Nathan Brown
Lawson Craddock
Alex Howes
Tom Jelte-Slagter
T.J. Eisenhart
John Murphy
Ty Magner
Andzs Flaksis
Pier-Andre Cote
Ryan Roth
Nigel Ellsay
Travis Samuel
Bruno Langlois
Rob Britton
Matteo Dal-Cin
Colin Joyce
Evan Huffman

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