Ryder Hesjedal

Vaughters on Cannondale-Garmin’s Tour approach: “Mix it up a bit, throw in some crazy tactics”

Heading towards the Tour de France with three strong riders likely to share top billing, Cannondale-Garmin’s CEO Jonathan Vaughters has promised an aggressive approach, with the American team looking to shake up the more controlled tactics favoured by the big GC teams. Cannondale-Garmin has employed such a strategy in the past, most notably on stage […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals; Tom Boonen claims stage 2 of the Belgium Tour, Brändle maintains his overall lead; Alexander Kristoff takes back-to-back wins at the Tour des Fjords; Neil van der Ploeg wins Tour […]

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Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals

Philippe Gilbert became the third rider to double up on stage wins in this year’s Giro d’Italia on Thursday, attacking a breakaway group and the soloing in to the finish at Verbania well clear of his former companions. The BMC Racing Team rider had plenty of time to savour the success, beginning his celebrations over […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Landa soloes to second mountain stage win on Giro d’Italia’s 16th stage as Aru fades; Contador refrains from criticising Astana’s attack after he suffers puncture; Landa declines to speculate on whether he should have been Astana leader all along; Savio: ‘Ochowicz missed a good opportunity to keep his mouth shut’; […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Heinrich Haussler wins elite men’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals; Peta Mullens wins elite women’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals; Miles Scotson does U23 men’s time trial and road race double; Joe Cooper leads Avanti 1-2-3 in New Zealand National Road […]

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Hesjedal gauges things perfectly to overhaul Zaugg and win stage 14 of Vuelta a España

Surging forward after running second for much of the steep final kilometres, Ryder Hesjedal caught and dropped the previous leader Olivier Zaugg (Tinkoff Saxo) to win stage 14 of the Vuelta a España. The Canadian Garmin-Sharp rider had been part of a 23 man break which went clear approximately 40 kilometres into the stage, and […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: John Degenkolb takes a third stage win at the Vuelta a Espana; Ruben Zepunkte takes victory on stage 1 of the Tour of Alberta, Jonas Ahlstrand wins stage 2; Marianne Vos takes stage 3 at the Boels Rental Ladies Tour; Tino Thomel claims stage 6 […]

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Quintana shakes up Giro d’Italia, takes stage win and race lead

One day after saying that he believed his form was on the up and that it was still possible to fight for a podium place or even the overall victory in the Giro d’Italia, Nairo Quintana proved the accuracy of that assessment when he stormed into the race lead in the race. The Colombian rider […]

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Wednesday News Shorts

Here’s what’s making headlines and a preview of what is coming up… Hesjedal surprises ’em all; Cavendish misses out on points jersey; Urán best young rider; De Gendt?; Bravo Rogers!; Wiggins trains at altitude; What’s next?

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Ryder Hesjedal’s Rocky Road To The Top

Throughout the day it seems like I’ve been in touch with half of Canada talking about Ryder Hesjedal’s Giro win. Today a long-time reader named Drew Childerhose got in touch with me to share an interview that he did with Ryder a few months ago as well as his insights on Ryder’s slow but steady […]

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