Friday, February 23, 2007

Riding With Alex Stieda At The TOC

On Stage # 3 (Stockton to San Jose) I was lucky enough to get the VIP treatment. I was able to ride in the AEG car and see Jens Voigt destroy the field up close and personal. Our driver for the day was ex pro (Team 7-Eleven) rider Alex Stieda.

Alex career spanned 15 years from 1977 to 1992 during which I raced track, road, mountain and cyclo-x bicycles. He raced for Canada's national team from 1979 until 1992, the last 7 years as a professional for the ground-breaking 7-Eleven team and competed an average of 100 races a season.

A few of his results include bronze medals at the '82 Commonwealth Games (Brisbane) and '83 Universiade Games (Edmonton), representing Canada at the '84 Los Angeles Olympics and in 1986, was the first North American to wear the Yellow Jersey at the Tour de France.

Thanks Alex for a great day!

For more information on Alex please visit

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