In 2013, 204,000 watched it in person on the route over the six days,
2014 Expectations are for it to push half a million fans in person with the majority of those in attendance expected in the Edmonton area, where the final will be held.
546,000 local Albertans watched it on TV while around the world there were 41.5 million fans on 5 continents in over 162 countries and 180 million households a day including Eurosport in both Europe and Asia, ESNP Sur in South America and SBS in Australia.
More than the population of Canada.
There is an expectation of reaching as many as 60 million world wide viewers for the 2014 event.
An independent study determined the economic impact at $24 million.