Stieda at the 2016 Tour of Alberta
|Full name||Alexander Nicholas Ernst Stieda|
April 13, 1961 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Infobox last updated on
July 18, 2008
Alexander Nicholas Ernst "Alex" Stieda (born April 13, 1961) is a former professional road bicycle racer from Canada. Stieda captured five classification jerseys of the Tour de France, the yellow jersey, the polka dot, the multi-colored, the red and the white, on the second day of the 1986 Tour de France, becoming the first North American to lead the Tour de France. He finished in 120th place, in his only Tour de France, riding on the 7-Eleven - Hoonved Cycling Team. He also placed bronze in the 1982 Australian Commonwealth Games, and competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics for his native country. At the 1983 Summer Universiade he won the bronze medal in the men's individual pursuit. He also competed in the individual pursuit and points race events at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
In recent years Stieda has taken to mountain biking and has twice completed the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race in South Africa. Hailed as the world's premier mountain biking team stage race the Cape Epic takes 1200 riders through some 700km of unspoilt territory in the Western Cape region.
- Alex Stieda profile at Cycling Archives
- Official Tour de France results for Alex Stieda
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