Ryder Hesjedal Squeeks Out A Win At Tour of Spain Stage 14

LA CAMPERONA, Spain, Sept 06, 2014 (AFP) - Canada's Ryder Hesjedal pipped Swiss rider Oliver Zaugg in a brutal climb to the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Vuelta a Espana as Alberto Contador extended his overall lead on Saturday. Zaugg looked to have the stage victory wrapped up when he broke away from the leading group with two kilometres of the 8.3km climb to the end of … [Read more...]

Team Garmin To Base Tour Hopes On Ryder Hesjedal

PARIS, June 26, 2013 (AFP) - Canada's 2012 Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal will head up American outfit Garmin's Tour de France challenge when the race gets underway in Ponte-Vecchio, Corsica, on Saturday. The 32-year-old Canadian - who was sixth in his last appearance in the Tour de France in 2011 - will rely on the experience of American duo Christian Vande Velde (4th in 2008, … [Read more...]

Ryder Hesjedal Renews With Team Garmin-Sharp Through 2015

Team Garmin-Sharp today announced that Ryder Hesjedal has re-signed with the team through 2015. "I am very excited to continue with Garmin-Sharp for another 2 years. I have had the biggest results of my career riding for this team and I’m very happy here,” said Hesjedal. “From my teammates to everyone involved with the organization, especially our sponsors and partners, everyone works … [Read more...]

Defending Giro d’Italia Champ Ryder Hesjedal Withdrawls

ROME, May 17, 2013 - Defending Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal has pulled out of the three-week race due to worsening health conditions, according to his team Garmin. Hesjedal becomes the second overall victory contender to retire following the withdrawal, due to illness, of Britain's Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins on Friday. Hesjedal took many by surprise by … [Read more...]

Maxim Belkov Solos To Giro d’Italia Stage 9 Win

MILAN, May 12, 2013 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins struggled again on a dramatic rain-drenched ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday that saw Canada's defending champion Ryder Hesjedal lose time to overall leader Vincenzo Nibali. Katusha rider Maxim Belkov took the honors after leaving his companions from an early breakaway behind in the latter stages of the 170km ride from Sansepolcro to … [Read more...]

Team Garmin-Sharp Giro d’Italia Roster Includes Ryder Hesjedal

May 2, 2013 – Team Garmin-Sharp, winners of the 2012 Giro d’Italia, today announced its much-anticipated 2013 roster. The squad is headlined by, and built around, defending champion Ryder Hesjedal. “Winning the Giro d’Italia in 2012 was a dream come true and it will be a true honor to pin on the Number 1 bib on Saturday,” said Hesjedal. “My season has been built around the Giro … [Read more...]

Giro Champion Hesjedal Leads Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda At Tour of China

Giro d’Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal is heading into the final WorldTour event of 2012 seeking to cap off the biggest year of his career in the best possible fashion. Hesjedal created history as the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour when he took out the Giro earlier this year. And to sweeten the achievement, he also became just the second man in history to win the prestigious Grand Tour … [Read more...]

Hesjedal To Spearhead Team Garmin At Tour de France

PARIS, June 21, 2012 (AFP) - Giro d'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal of Canada will spearhead a nine-man Garmin team on the Tour de France which gets underway in Liege, Belgium on June 30. "After winning a big Tour for the first time we have high hopes for the Tour de France," Garmin chief Jonathan Vaughters said. "We will be focusing on the general classification but we'll also be looking … [Read more...]

Canada’s Hesjedal Creates History At 2012 Giro d’Italia

Hesjedal Wins The 2012 Giro For Canada

MILAN, May 27, 2012 (AFP) - Ryder Hesjedal created cycling history here on Sunday, the Garmin rider becoming the first Canadian to win the Tour of Italy. The 31-year-old landed the first of the season's big three tours after suprising the leader's pink jersey from Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez at the end of this 28.2 kilometer time trial. Hesjedal, bagging a first major Tour for his … [Read more...]

Rabottini Breakaway Pays Off Big In Giro d’Itaila

lecco, Italy, May 20, 2012 (AFP) - Italian Matteo Rabottini's brave 150 kilometers breakaway ride was rewarded with victory in the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, the 172km run from Busto Arsizio to here. Spanish rider Joaquim Rodriguez regained the overall leader's pink jersey from Canada's Ryder Hesjedal, following the second successive mountain stage, after he came in second … [Read more...]