Image: Sirotti Ryder Hesjedal finishes the final time trial on Stage 21 of the 2012 Giro d’Italia. He can ride in the wind all day, but he has that smoothness of acceleration from the track, so he can ride on the front without putting a climber into difficulty,” explains Wegelius. It’s hard-won and easily lost, and it had been uppermost in Wegelius’s mind since that November meeting. For me, the most shocking part of Ryder Hesjedals 2012 Giro d’Italia win, was that a North American Grand Tour contender actually came to race, rather than simply ride the Giro. It was a good Giro already.”. “It was hugely important. Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada is focusing on the London Olympics after a left leg and hip injury forced him out of the Tour de France. MORE: 2012 Giro d’Italia canadian Giro d’Italia cbc Giro d'Italia Giro d’Italia 2012 news Ryder Hesjedal Ryder Hesjedal cyclist ryder-hesjedal-giro-d’italia video. “Getting that balance right is tricky. 2. Ryder Hesjedal is a retired Canadian professional cyclist, and the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour race with his victory at the 2012 Giro d’Italia. “We saw with the start in Holland a couple of years ago what can happen: crosswinds, crashes. Once Vande Velde and Stetina were both with Hesjedal, which took longer than hoped when the younger rider punctured and had to chase on for the second time, Garmin went to work. Damiano Cunego (Ita/Lampre) at 4 minutes 40 seconds. Ryder Hesjedal was the racer that made headlines on Sunday, winning the 2012 Giro d'Italia over longtime leader Joaquim Rodriguez thanks to a furious finish in the individual time trial in Milan. “I did it based on feeling. These little things add up.”. Robby Ketchell had gone to the USA after the team time trial, to work with Garmin at the Tour of California. “Ryder’s talent isn’t his lab value, but from an immunological and hormonal perspective, his body is robust. I was looking around, waiting for the attacks, and they weren’t happening. But when they go from 22,000 kilometres a year as an under-23, to 32,000 kilometres a year as a pro, they break down. He was an everyman rider, and he’s an authoritative leader and strong personality. This approach had resulted in a win at the Tour de France last year, and they did the same at the Giro. That’s why you have a race. They didn’t want Vande Velde too far ahead, so that they could call him back if they needed him. “It took a bit of lobbying to get him on board.”, Vaughters adds, “The good thing about Ryder is that he’s stubborn and he’s a pain in the ass. Eric Ryder Hesjedal (/ r aɪ d ər h ɛ ʒ ɑː d ɑː l /) (føddur 9. desember 1980) er ein kanadiskur professionellur kappsúkklari, ið súkklar fyri UCI ProTeam Trek-Segafredo. Rodriguez, who led by 31 seconds overnight, finished 16 seconds behind in second with Thomas De Gendt third. Down the ramp, he started fast and was cornering very well. For North American riders, there’s also a natural tendency to focus on the Tour,” Wegelius says. Hesjedal's career highlights. Ryder turned into the corner first and got a gap. He really put his stamp on the race then.”. But the climbers were Vande Velde and Stetina and the rest are musclemen who don’t climb so well. But he rides on the track, too. Í 2016 er hann partur av Trek Factory Racing. On the stage to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Liquigas had stifled the race, while Hesjedal and Rodriguez matched each other on the climb. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) lifts the 2012 Giro trophy (Image credit: Bettini Photo) Image 42 of 53 The first Canadian to win a grand tour (Image credit: Bettini Photo) Garmin went to the front of stage seven with 40 kilometres to go, and led the bunch to the base of the climb to the finish at Rocca di Cambio. But once he buys in, he’s not paying lip service, he goes at it 100 per cent.”. It was very flattering, but it meant they wanted us to ride, to defend. With three very hard mountain stages to come, Rodriguez was the favourite again. Alex Rasmussen, their best rider overall, got tailed off in the tough middle section in the Verona test, and the team had to quickly adjust. Hesjedal won the 95th Giro d'Italia finishing 16 seconds ahead of Joaquin Rodriguez in the general classification after overhauling the Spaniard's lead on the final stage in Milan. “Basso continued his strategy of making the race hard. People were saying Ryder could gain three minutes, but I could see that wouldn’t happen. Stage 10, with a violently steep uphill finish in Assisi, was perfectly suited to Rodriguez, and the Spaniard took the pink jersey, in spite of another well-executed lead into the climb by Garmin, which kept Hesjedal close behind. “I’ve never seen Ryder start a time trial like he did this one. In this final contest of brute endurance, the Canadian has been distanced only by Contador (who will later go on to be disqualified for a positive doping test) and Schleck, by a minute. Basically, he won the Giro because he out-dieseled everybody. Rodriguez isn’t attacking you now, because he can’t,” says Wegelius. Ryder Hesjedal became Canada's first grand tour winner as he snatched victory from Joaquim Rodríguez on a dramatic final stage of the Giro d'Italia.Thirty-one … But in Vaughters’ opinion, they had no choice. People might have been thinking they would drop me in a few days, and if they did, that’s fine. Anybody who was paying attention would realise that Hesjedal is a rider who finishes Grand Tours strongly. He rested well after Italy, resumed training and was in great shape for the Tour de France. Some riders can be under-23 world champ, and have real talent given a certain training load. Joaquin Rodriguez, (Esp/Katusha) at 16 seconds, 3. “There was a lot of focus on this prologue,” says Ketchell. “We knew that if we won the TTT we’d be in a good position GC-wise. Briton Mark Cavendish came second in the points competition after Rodriguez overtook him on the penultimate stage. “Liquigas had to do that, it’s the only tactic they have, and their team was built for it. I kept feeding off that support.". Twisted tactics A verseny a dániai Herning városában kezdődött 2012. május 5-én, és Milánóban ért véget május 27-én. Ryder Hesjedal’s inspiring Giro d’Italia victory . “Part of the equation was going with Tyler for stage wins, and strong guys for the TTT,” says Peiper. Rodriguez is a stronger climber and Hesjedal a stronger all-around rider, and once it became clear Hesjedal could hang in the mountains, there was a sense of inevitability to his Giro win. Ebben az évben a hegyi pontversenyt vezető versenyző trikója zöldről kékre változott szponzori okokból. read. The team used the splits from the riders who set off early in the day to guide them for Hesjedal’s effort. “Before the race we did a lot of TT preparation in Denmark, and he was riding on the TT bike, next to the car and he told me he felt amazing. Tyler Farrar was there for the sprints, although he’d crash out of the race early, while the road captain was Robert Hunter, a master of the dark arts of understanding the dynamics of the peloton. “In Italy, a lot of the race is played out through the press. He has to train more to get there, but he’s one of the few riders who, the harder he trains, the faster he goes.”. But none of them took into account the fact that the race was almost three weeks old. Hesjedal, Vaughters suggested, should lead the team at the Giro. He was the best of all the GC contenders, finishing 17th, 29 seconds behind Phinney, but 14 seconds clear of 44th-placed Joaquim Rodriguez. Hesjedal’s Garmin team manager Jonathan Vaughters was paying attention, and last year, he had an idea. By Russ Oates. “If anybody had more to give on that climb and they didn’t chase, they made a big mistake,” Hesjedal says bluntly. MILAN (AP) -- Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win one of cycling's three major tour races, capturing the Giro d'Italia on Sunday by overtaking … View full results of Giro d'Italia 2012, won by Ryder Hesjedal before Joaquim Rodríguez (2nd) and Thomas De Gendt (3rd). He competed in international races between 1998 and 2016, first in mountain biking and then in road racing, and represented Canada at three Olympic Summer Games. The 2012 Giro d'Italia winner, Ryder Hesjedal, has admitted to doping a decade ago. Rodriguez, who led by 31 seconds overnight, finished 16 seconds behind in second with Thomas De Gendt third. “We had it lined out, slightly downhill, dust coming off the road at 65 kilometres per hour, and our guys were drilling it,” says Peiper. There are no tactics left: the riders will come in today in order of how strong they are. “The biggest concern I had was Denmark,” he says. Garmin showed how confident they had become when Hesjedal took the pink jersey a few days later on stage seven. He competed in international races between 1998 and 2016, first in mountain biking and then in road racing, and represented Canada at three Olympic Summer Games. But every rider was there for a reason. Ryder Hesjedal (born 1980-12-09) is a road racing cyclist from Canada and was active between 2002 and 2016. Last updated on 27 May 201227 May 2012.From the section Cycling. We’d have to ride conservatively and use our resources really wisely.”. It wasn’t just a case of being able to hammer to the climbs, either. I had videos, profiles, terrain and weather reports, and I took it back to show the riders at the meeting. “That’s a good thing. Stage 20 of the 2012 Giro, to the summit of the Stelvio, was one of the finest day’s racing in the last decade, a reprise of Cadel Evans and Andy Schleck’s duel on the Col du Galibier in last year’s Tour, but with more tactical finesse. There were several tactics being employed, some of which looked well-planned, others of which looked hastily improvised. As Garmin set about rescuing the race on the Stelvio, the riders knew that the next 45 minutes would decide the destiny of the pink jersey. We showed him the route and the profiles and he saw that the route was very back-loaded. Eric Ryder Hesjedal: Born December 9, 1980 (age 39) Victoria ... Giro d'Italia General classification 2 TTT stages (2008, 2012) Vuelta a España 2 individual stages (2009, 2014) One-day races and Classics. And then Rodriguez took the jersey back the very next day on the steep final climb to Lecco. Everyone looks at Christian and Peter and says that they did the work, but they don’t see the first three hours of the race when Rosseler and the rest are doing their thing.”, There was also one more team member whose selection Vaughters felt was absolutely crucial. The 2012 Giro d'Italia winner, Ryder Hesjedal, has admitted to doping a decade ago. We didn’t play off them, but we knew what they were doing.”. “I knew they had to do something to me on the climb, and all I had to do was watch out for the attacks and respond,” says Hesjedal. It would involve a complete restructuring of goals and training. He rested well after Italy, resumed training and was in great shape for the Tour de France. He rode strongly in the prologue and managed to keep out of trouble – until stage six. “The night before Pampeago, in the team hotel, I was watching Ryder. “I got to Milan and started reconning the time trial course,” says Ketchell. Mon., May 28, 2012 timer 2 min. Ryder Hesjedal (Can/Garmin-Barracuda) at 1 minute 9 seconds, 1. Hesjedal wins Giro Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour with a 16-second win over Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain in the Giro d'Italia after the final time trial in Milan. The other notable thing about the Herning time trial was the performance of Garmin as a whole. New posts Giro 2012 Ryder Hesjedal Thread ( spoiler alert!)) That left him only three more needed to win, and while Rodriguez fought hard, Hesjedal did enough to win the Giro by 16 seconds. The rest of the team were what Allan Peiper describes as “musclemen” – Sebastien Rosseler, Ramunas Navardauskas, Jack Bauer and Alex Rasmussen. I could see his style. “We waited as long as we dared, and said, you’ve got to ride now. Hesjedal, claimed the pink jersey from Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez after the 28.2km final-day time trial. The lead swung back and forth so much that it looked almost like an equal fight. Ryder Hesjedal was the racer that made headlines on Sunday, winning the 2012 Giro d'Italia over longtime leader Joaquim Rodriguez thanks to a furious finish in the individual time trial in Milan. He might be the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour – the 2012 Giro d’Italia – but Ryder Hesjedal got his start in cross country mountain biking. Ryder Hesjedal created cycling history when he became the first Canadian to win the Giro d'Italia. “He knew I was looking, and he turned his head towards me, and he gave me this little smile and nodded his head ever so slightly, like, ‘It’s going to be OK,’, “The confidence was dripping off him. For me, the most shocking part of Ryder Hesjedals 2012 Giro d’Italia win, was that a North American Grand Tour contender actually came to race, rather than simply ride the Giro. “Christian said that evening that it might have been Garmin’s finest ever day. 6th Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin - Barracuda) + 1:09 to win the 2012 Giro d'Italia by 16s: share this photo: Ryder Hesjedal crossing the line at Piazza Duomo: share this photo: Pure climber Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) put up a good fight finishing 22nd + 1:54, but it wasn't enough to keep the final podium position. Hesjedal has been able to stay with striking distance of Rodriguez, but he'll need to make a move soon, as the tour enters its fourth-to-last stage tomorrow. Mon., May 28, 2012 timer 2 min. "I couldn't have done it without them. But I never had the ability to absorb work – I always got sick or injured. Day after day, he set his Liquigas climbing domestiques, probably the best in the race, to work. “It was short, but it showed where I was with my legs. “After the Mortirolo, we had to regroup,” says Peiper. A week long cycling camp designed for cyclists seeking a one-of-a-kind experience. Hesjedal finished the day 30 seconds down overall. Ride in the gutter to make them suffer in the wind, and ride a time trial to the finish. If his rivals wanted to beat him, they had to put him out of the race before his ascendancy in the final week. “When you work with riders used to leading out sprints and ask them to place a climber in a good position, it’s not the same thing. One of the best places in the world to ride all year around. “He was more nervous than I’d ever seen,” says Peiper. I really gave it some — at that point there’s not a whole lot to it.”. Garmin’s attention to detail in team time trials borders on obsession. After this stage, he looked like a potential winner, and his rivals should have known it. Garmin looked like a strong team for the TTT, but surely not a Grand Tour-winning team? After retiring at the end of 2016, Ryder Hesjedal retired from pro cycling. It was actually Ivan Basso who was riding the most like a favourite, well into the final week of the Giro. Peiper was anxiously watching from the team car. Robust Pundits speculated about how much time he would cede to Rodriguez on its steep slopes, which on the surface, suited the Spaniard more than the Canadian. The brave Spaniard gained 14 seconds, but he must have known it wouldn’t be enough. Sixteen seconds. “Everyone gave everything, and everybody rode honestly. 2003 Photo: Courtesy Jack Claassen Click on the picture to enlarge. Winning mentality I knew I was good when I came here. Ryder Hesjedal created cycling history when he became the first Canadian to win the Giro d'Italia. Vaughters disagrees. Any advantage Rodriguez had would be negated by Hesjedal’s extraordinary stamina. Overnight Rodriguez had led by 31 seconds in the overall standings but ended up 16 seconds behind in second with Thomas De Gendt third. Lots of big strong guys keeping Ryder out of trouble on the flat, with enough climbing talent to support him in the mountains,” he says. You don’t deliver the guy to the bottom at full sprint, for him to do 15 seconds all out — he’s got to keep going for an hour. The pacing has to be more finely-judged than, say, a sprint lead-out, and one rider in particular was very good at it. “It was now our race to lose,” said Hesjedal. Hesjedal bought in. Momentum is everything in a Grand Tour. Every detail is planned and the order of rotation is tweaked, worked on, and perfected. Sixteen seconds. “Alex Rasmussen is a brilliant time triallist. Alex Rasmussen (Den/Garmin-Barracuda) at 1 minute, 5. Vande Velde, in Wegelius’s opinion, was key to Hesjedal’s win, both for the work he did on the road, but also the work he did before and after the stages. I remember riding up thinking, ‘this is brilliant, but now we have to calm him down and make sure we think rationally, and cold-blooded,’” says Wegelius. Some people said his win was because of the team time trial, but what we really did in Denmark and Verona was set a positive tone. He was on his game.”. My legs were good, so I tried.”. The stage crossed some early climbs, then the very steep Mortirolo, before a long valley drag up to the base of the Stelvio. Before this stage, Hesjedal had looked like a good rider who’d taken advantage of favourable terrain to keep his place in the top three. At the time, it looked like his rivals might not have been too worried about him going away from them. Ryder Hesjedal racconta le sue emozioni per il Giro d'Italia e per la Maglia Rosa. Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal, winner of the 2012 Giro d'Italia, has admitted doping "more than 10 years ago". “We chose a well balanced team. I think he wanted to keep himself in the picture,” reflects Hesjedal. Thomas De Gendt of Vacansoleil attacked over the Mortirolo and joined up with his team-mate Marco Carrara who’d also escaped earlier in the day. So if you can find a race that’s going to be decided in the third week, he’ll be good at it. The Liquigas mountain tactics suited Hesjedal perfectly, and took the pressure off Garmin having to dictate the pace in the mountains when they were short-staffed. Ryder Hesjedal al KM 20 Crono Finale Giro 2012 / Ryder Hesjedal at km 20 of TT Tour of Italy 2012 Smooth and soft. If you use this photograph outside Wikimedia, I would highly appreciate if you let me know by email or on my talk page, as I'm curious where my work is used. He knows his body well enough to know what I know – that he’s good at the tail end of a long stage race. Hesjedal completed the time trial in 34 minutes, 15 seconds to finish the race in a total time of 91 hours, 39 minutes and 2 seconds. Taylor Phinney and Geraint Thomas dominated it, with Garmin’s Rasmussen in third. On the rest day we were able to recon it with the entire team, doing rotations, seeing the start and the finish. Here’s the story of how Garmin won their first Grand Tour, Friday May 3, 2012. The 2012 champion is back at the Giro d'Italia as a fan. He was at one with his bike. But Hesjedal dominated the final three mountain stages and the time trial. Postal Service in 2004 after several years with the Rabobank continental team. Rodriguez didn’t chase, nor did Scarponi, who at least had the excuse of his team-mate Cunego also being in the escape. “At that point, it could unfold in a lot of ways, but we remembered Evans riding with courage on the Galibier. Read about our approach to external linking. “But it’s also the event with the most variables. He might be the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour – the 2012 Giro d’Italia – but Ryder Hesjedal got his start in cross country mountain biking. Four stages later, Hesjedal took the lead back with an aggressive, well-timed, clever and strong move on the climb to Cervinia. “I got to the team bus and had to ride a bike up the final kilometre to take Ryder’s recuperation drink to him. The closer Hesjedal got to the finish without Rodriguez attacking, the better it was. Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal, winner of the 2012 Giro d'Italia, has admitted doping "more than 10 years ago". Having previously finished in fifth place at the 2010 Tour de France, Hesjedal won his first and only Grand Tour at the 2012 Giro d'Italia, the first Grand T… “He knows the races inside out, and he organises everyone on the road. Ryder Hesjedal’s inspiring Giro d’Italia victory . Garmin also had their secret weapon in Herning: Robby Ketchell, the team’s biomechanist, physiologist, aerodynamicist and nutritionist. “Christian was crucial. Katusha were prepared to lose rather than ride, and they were prepared to lose, rather than let Ryder win.”. One-of-a-kind experience. “The only way for Basso to win is to keep a high sustained pace for long periods of time, and then he can grind everyone’s legs off, like he did in 2010,” he says. The 2012 Garmin Giro squad wasn’t the A-team and, at first sight, it looked light on climbers. It looked like stalemate, but with the fearsome climbs of Alpe di Pampeago and the Stelvio to come, it was hard to see Hesjedal matching Rodriguez. Christian Vande Velde joined the early attack, yet Peiper and Wegelius made Garmin ride on the front of the bunch. And our team wasn’t balanced for a hard stage like that.”. De Gendt’s lead stretched to over five minutes at one point; he was threatening to win overall, and still Rodriguez and Katusha wouldn’t chase. On the surface, the tactics looked nonsensical, especially seen in the harsh light of hindsight. He’d already missed out on taking the lead when the early break stayed away on stage six, and Adriano Malori stole in front of him, to Hesjedal’s frustration. Alpe di Pampeago, the finish of stage 19, left Allan Peiper with two striking memories of Hesjedal’s Giro, one before the stage, one towards the end. He knew he was good, and he knew what he could do.”. A verseny a dániai Herning városában kezdődött 2012. május 5-én, és Milánóban ért véget május 27-én. Hesjedal was growing in confidence and stature as he pulled on the pink jersey that evening, and Wegelius was starting to think that aiming for the top five was setting their sights a little low, but that they still had to be careful. When you give him advice, he fights it. Alex is good for that.”. His time put him 16 seconds ahead of Joaquim Rodríguez for the overall win. The parcours favoured one, then the other. Hesjedal, claimed the pink jersey from Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez after the 28.2km final-day time trial. It was a curious event in terms of the final result: of the final top 10, only Hesjedal finished within 30 seconds of Phinney, but it was their times in relation to each other which were important. A week long cycling camp designed for cyclists seeking a one-of-a-kind experience. The other climbing domestique was Peter Stetina, who’d quietly come 21st in his Giro debut the year before. He got caught, but got his breath to hang on and stay with them to the line and take the jersey. Wind back two years, to the final mountain stage of the 2010 Tour de France. We were able to communicate that to him through the race and that was critical.”. In fact, through the race, Garmin had been careful to conserve their resources. But he had one last job to do in Italy, and he flew to Milan to help Hesjedal’s final effort of the race: the stage 21 time trial. May 26, 2012 2012 Giro d'Italia Update: Robbie Hunter Disqualified . “I did my race, I took my chances, and I won. Ryder Hesjedal is a retired Canadian professional cyclist, and the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour race with his victory at the 2012 Giro d’Italia. Hann er fyrrverandi mountain bike-kappsúkklari, og vann eitt silvurheiðursmerki á HM U23 í … Thomas De Gendt (Bel/Vacansoleil) at 1 minute 1 second, 6. “There was a tunnel with 500 metres to go, and I saw the picture of him coming out of the tunnel, like a classic ride from the old days. Every pedal stroke that he and Peter did that day was part of my win.”. Hesjedal underlines his consistency over three weeks when he points out an unusual symmetry in his win: “It’s a complete three-week race, and I took the pink jersey on stage seven, stage 14 and stage 21.”, THE GENERAL CLASSIFICATION “Scarponi did many attacks and I was able to respond. But it didn’t all go to plan. Stage seven was the first hard uphill finish of the Giro, and Garmin showed how much thought Vaughters and the team managers had put into selecting the team, and how to play to their strengths, in spite of their perceived weakness. “I understood his concerns, but I kept on pushing, saying, ‘Ryder, the Giro is suited to you’. He turned professional with U.S. How the GC evolved over three weeks, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, Jonathan Vaughters calls Bradley Wiggins’ 2012 Tour win ‘blemished, and that’s painful’, Joaquim Rodriguez WILL retire after all, saying another year ‘was not possible’, 11 notable pro riders who have retired in 2016. If I hadn’t gained those 26 seconds, who knows what would have happened?” Hesjedal asks. So its official Ryder Hesjedal has won the Giro d’Italia and created cycling history by becoming the first Canadian to win. Hesjedal, 31, snatched the leader's pink jersey from Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez after the 28.2km (17.5 mile) final-day time trial. Thomas De Gendt (Bel/Vacansoleil) at 1 minute 39 seconds, 4. The 2012 Giro d'Italia was a fight between two men, Team Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez and Garmin-Barracuda's Ryder Hesjedal. This was the first race he did on the [Cervélo] T5, and he was doing corners in the aero bars that he wouldn’t have done before. “We’d done some recon of the final, and Vande Velde knew to lead into the downhill before the kick-up with 1,300 metres to go. Imagine you are passing a crystal vase to the next rider. “That was my bad day,” reveals Hesjedal. Canada's Ryder Hesjedal Kisses the trophy after winning the 95th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Milan. He’d lead the team at the Giro. When I saw Ryder’s stage one result and how well he came out of Denmark, I knew top five was possible. read. His best results are 1st place in GC Giro d'Italia, 2x stage Vuelta a … In the thick mist at the summit of the Col du Tourmalet, Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador, the two strongest climbers in the race, are fighting out the stage. “The acceleration has to be smooth and soft. Hesjedal’s attack on Alpe di Pampeago put him 13 seconds closer to Rodriguez, just 17 seconds behind the Spaniard overall. He wasn’t spectacular anywhere, but he never faltered, while everybody else was getting fatigued. Ebben az évben a hegyi pontversenyt vezető versenyző trikója zöldről kékre változott szponzori okokból. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) 91hr 39min 2sec “By getting out of Denmark unscathed and getting the victory in the TTT it set a positive momentum behind the team that continued all the way through the race.”. But I walked around a lot of it, marking down the critical points, which corners he could go full speed through, where to be careful, and where the wind was going to blow from. Hesjedal's victory is also the first Grand Tour podium finish for his Garmin team in their five-year history. Giro 2012 Ryder Hesjedal Thread ( spoiler alert!)) A great final ryde. Ivan Basso (Ita/Liquigas) at 3 minutes 44 seconds, 6. Alex still did a great ride and performed for the team, but the hilly section was tough and he had no choice but to sacrifice himself, which was a noble effort,” he continues. It’s the other guys’ race to lose.’ He had the coolest head of all of us!”. His best results are 1st place in GC Giro d'Italia, 2x stage Vuelta a … He rode strongly in the prologue and managed to keep out of trouble – until stage six. Ryder Hesjedal (Can/Garmin-Barracuda), 91 hours, 39 minutes, 2 seconds, 2. Except for one thing: Garmin’s final trump card. 2012 Giro d'Italia winner will compete in five-day race then the WorldTour events in Quebec and Montreal Ryder Hesjedal to retire at the end of 2016 season By Cycling News A great final ryde. 2012 1º in General Classification Ronde van Italië, (Giro d'Italia), Italy : 2012 3º in Points classification Ronde van Italië, (Giro d'Italia), Italy : ... Photo album Ryder Hesjedal. Ryder Hesjedal (born 1980-12-09) is a road racing cyclist from Canada and was active between 2002 and 2016. With 800 metres to go, the Katusha rider went for it. 2012 Giro d'Italia winner will compete in five-day race then the WorldTour events in Quebec and Montreal Ryder Hesjedal to retire at the end of 2016 season By Cycling News If Hesjedal had been the epitome of cool throughout the Giro, he finally woke up nervous on the morning of the final stage. People make statements, knowing everyone will read it, and it’s a dance. The 2012 Giro was won on the Col du Tourmalet. “It wasn’t a time trial we were able to ride in advance — there are lots of one-way streets, and lots of cars. Garmin’s Ryder Hesjedal came out of the Giro in shape of his life, with his morale sky high after his historic win. Garmin’s Ryder Hesjedal came out of the Giro in shape of his life, with his morale sky high after his historic win. We pulled back Christian and we waited for Peter to catch back, which gave De Gendt minutes. But if they did, then they miscalculated.”. 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