When you are a young rider on a Division 3 team, what do you do when you are up against WorldTour guys at the Tour of Alberta? If you are Ben Perry, you get into the breakaway, a lot.
“I wanted to be aggressive from the start and make the most of my opportunities,” the rider on Silber Pro Cycling said. “I knew it would be hard to really battle with the WorldTour guys in the finales, so I figured a breakaway would be my best option. I saw the opportunity to take the KOM jersey [on the second stage] so I did that.”
Perry would keep the orange polka-dot jersey all the way to Edmonton and win it on the final day.