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Canadian wins Giro d’Italia; Italian cyclists absent from podium

Victoria, British Columbia, native Ryder Hesjedal won the Giro d’Italia on Sunday, becoming the first Canadian cyclist to win the grueling three-week race in its 95-year history.

As expected, the 31-year-old member of the Garmin Barracuda cycling team beat overall leader Joaquim Rodriguez in the final time trial in Milan to take the championship.

Meanwhile, Belgium’s Thomas De Gendt

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Canadian remains in 2nd place as Giro enters final stage

Thomas De Gendt

A 25-year-old Belgian cyclist tried to throw a monkey wrench into the podium plans of the best riders at the Giro d’Italia at the most difficult stage on Saturday.

Starting at 8th place overall, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) attacked the leaders on the final climb and at one point gained enough of a margin to rise to 2nd place.

Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin Barracuda) dug deep in the last few kilometers and gained back enough time to hold onto 2nd place …

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Canadian cyclist in the pink at Giro d’Italia bike race

Ryder Hesjedal

Another day, another jersey change at the Giro d’Italia after Stage 7 on Saturday.

Garmin-Barracuda’s Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to ever wear the maglia rosa, as his main rival lost his steam on the final climb of the 125-mile stage from Recanati to Rocca di Cambio.

The 31-year-old from Victoria, BC, has been …

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He who was last shall be first at Giro; also Tyler Farrar crashes out

Malori

Two years ago, Italian cyclist Adriano Malori earned the unwanted honor of the laterne rouge by finishing last at the Tour de France.

After Friday’s Stage 6 at the Giro d’Italia, the 24-year-old team Lampre cyclist will be wearing the overall leader’s pink jersey.

Malori survived in a breakaway to finish second in the day’s …

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Crash mars finish of Stage 3 at Giro d’Italia; Phinney down but not out

US cyclist Taylor Phinney survived another day in the maglia rosa on Monday, in spite of crashing in a hotly contested final sprint for Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia.

Australian Matt Goss (Orica GreenEdge) won the stage, with American Tyler Farrar (Garmin) finishing in third….

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‘Panic mode’ for Giro d’ Italia leader after bike crash in Stage 2

This is how @taylorphinney celebrates another day in the lead... on TwitpicWhen he crashed and dropped his chain just 5 miles from the finish line on Sunday, it looked like American Taylor Phinney’s brief spell as Giro d’Italia leader was about to come to an end.

The 21-year-old cyclist on the BMC Racing squad on Saturday had become only the third American ever to wear the overall leader’s jersey in the Giro, and it looked like it might be a one-day event.

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