Recent Tour of Utah winner Rob Britton, who now calls Alberta home, is the obvious choice on paper to lead the team. The 31-year-old was flying in Utah and is coming off a brief rest following the Colorado Classic.
The US Continental team also features Evan Huffman, 27, who won a stage in Alberta last year and finished third overall. Huffman continued his momentum this season, winning the Tour of the Gila earlier this year and then adding two stage wins at the Tour of California.
Sepp Kuss, 22, led the Tour of Utah after finishing second on the stage to Snowbasin and should find the Marmot Basin stage – with its steep finish – well-suited to his skills.
Matteo Dal-Cin, the 26-year-old Canadian road champion, is coming off a training injury he suffered before the Tour of Utah and will be freshly motivated for a top result in the first race in which he’ll wear the maple leaf jersey.
That’s a lot of options for a single team in a four-day race, but both Huffman and Dal-Cin indicated that team leadership would likely sort itself out on the road to Marmot Basin during stage 1.
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