Boulder based Garmin, congrats on a great win! We are all looking forward to seeing this team in the Tour de France and the US Pro Cycling Tour here. Thanks to Lomax bike for this post that I am humbly reblogging.
Originally posted on lomaxbike:
So its official Ryder Hesjedal has won the Giro d’Italia and created cycling history by becoming the first Canadian to win.
Hesjedal, claimed the pink jersey from Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez after the 28.2km final-day time trial. Rodriguez, who led by 31 seconds overnight, finished 16 seconds behind in second with Thomas De Gendt third. Briton Mark Cavendish came second in the points competition after Rodriguez overtook him on the penultimate stage.
Hesjedal said “It was just an unreal experience from day one, with what we’ve been able to do, with the support of the team”.
“I couldn’t have done it without them. I knew I was good when I came here. I just stayed focused and took advantage of the situation. I kept feeding off that support.”
This is also the first time his Garmin team have made the podium in their five-year history.
I also love Ryder’s name –…
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