Alex Stieda

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Alex Stieda
Alex Stieda 2016 TOA.jpg
Stieda at the 2016 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full name Alexander Nicholas Ernst Stieda
Born (1961-04-13) April 13, 1961 (age 55)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1982 7-Eleven[1]
1985-1990 7-Eleven[1]
1991 Evian-Miko[1]
1992 Coors Light[1]
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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] He also competed in the individual pursuit and points race events at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[5]

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.


Tour de France:
Wearing yellow jersey for one day
Canadian Tire-Shin


  1. ^ a b c d "Alex Steida". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Birth data
  3. ^ "History of Canadians in the Tour". Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Track Cycling Universiade". Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Alex Stieda Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 

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