09/02/2016 17:22 EDT | Updated 09/03/2017 01:12 EDT

American Colin Joyce overall leader after Stage 2 of Tour of Alberta

OLDS, Alta. — American Colin Joyce is the overall leader after the second stage of the Tour of Alberta on Friday.

Joyce, of the Axeon Hagen Berman cycling team, retained the Province of Alberta jersey after completing the 182-kilometre Kananaskis to Olds circuit in four hours seven minutes one second, the fifth fastest time of the day.

His overall time through two stages is 6:30:19, giving him a seven second lead over compatriot Alex Howes (6:30:26) of the Cannondale-Drapac cycling team.

American Tanner Putt of UnitedHealthcare won Stage 2 in a time of 4:06:46 and is 11th overall (6:32:09).

Ottawa's Alexander Cataford (6:30:34) of Silber Pro Cycling took the Best Canadian jersey away from Stage 1 jersey holder Antoine Duchesne (6:30:34) of Saguenay, Que. Cataford and Duschesne, who rides for Team Canada, are tied for sixth overall.  

Stage 3 of the five-stage circuit starts Saturday and goes from Clearwater County to Drayton Valley, and will cover 181.2 kilometres.