Alex Stieda

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Alex Stieda, OLY
Alex Stieda 2016 TOA.jpg
Stieda at the 2016 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full nameAlexander Nicholas Ernst Stieda
Born (1961-04-13) April 13, 1961 (age 61)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad, Track
Rider typeRouleur
Amateur teams
1979-1985Canadian National Team
1982-19857-Eleven Amateur Team
Professional teams
1986-19907-Eleven Pro Team
1992Coors Light
Major wins
Tour of l'Abitibi 1980; Yellow Jersey, 1986 Tour de France; Tour of Texas 1989, 1988

Alexander Nicholas Ernst Stieda (born April 13, 1961) is a former professional road bicycle racer from Canada.[1] Stieda led five classifications of the Tour de France on the second day of the 1986 Tour de France: the general classification, the mountains classification, the combination classification, the intermediate sprints classification and the young rider classification, becoming the first North American to lead the Tour de France.[2] 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.[3] He also competed in the individual pursuit and points race events at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[4] Alex is the co-founder of the Tour of Alberta professional cycling race.


Tour de France:
First North American to wear the yellow jersey
Canadian Tire Series


  1. ^ Birth data
  2. ^ "History of Canadians in the Tour". Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Track Cycling Universiade". Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Alex Stieda". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2015.

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