Tag: Hesjedal

2012 Tour de France is here; where to follow the bike race

Pop the cork to celebrate and break off a chunk of baguette for extra carbs. The 99th edition of the Tour de France rolls out of Liege, Belgium, on Saturday for its three-week sufferfest that ends  in Paris on July 22.

Most pundits are calling this a two-man bike race — Britain’s Bradley Wiggins (SKY) …

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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 cyclist in the pink at Giro d’Italia bike race

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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