Alex Stieda is a former professional road bicycle racer from Canada…..who led five classifications of the Tour de France on the second day of the 1986 Tour de France…..including the general classification, the mountains classification, the combination classification, the intermediate sprints classification and the young rider classification….thus becoming the first North American to lead the Tour de France.
Stieda finished in 120th place in his only Tour de France….while riding on the 7-Eleven Cycling Team. He also placed bronze in the 1982 Australian Commonwealth Games….and competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics for his native country Canada. At the 1983 Summer Universiade he won the bronze medal in the men’s individual pursuit….as he also competed in the individual pursuit and points race events at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
As seen in this video herewith,,,,Alex Stieda won Stage 1 of the 1986 Tour de France…..which was a 85 km / 52.8 mile course from Nanterre to Sceaux…..which was a plains stage race that took place on July 5, 1986….in the outskirts of Paris about 12 km from downtown.