About 120 of the world’s top cyclists will race tonight when the prologue of the Tour of Alberta gets underway in downtown Edmonton.

Edmontonians will also get a chance to see Ryder Hesjedal, the winner of the 2012 Giro D’Italia and one of this country’s most successful professional cyclists.

The CBC’s Paul Moore spoke to Hesjedal last night about the Tour of Alberta and his thoughts on getting a chance to race in Canada.