Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nostro ragazzo e il Giro d'Italia

Okay, this blog doesn't usually go all Tour de France-y until July.  But I interrupt May coverage to note that our boy Ryder Hesjedal, the Victoria bike racer who has been carrying the flag in the Tour the last several years (with top 10 and top 20 finishes in recent years), currently stands number 2 in another of the big three European bike races, the Giro d'Italia -- and has held the overall leader's Maglia Rosa at two different stages of the race (first Canadian ever -- there, see, this is a history post). That number two is number 2 with a bullet, as the final stages this weekend look to favour him over the other leading contenders.  He was not supposed to be one of the Giro "big" -- but there he is, according to this story. TV coverage early mornings on some Sportsnet channels, I hear.
Photo: Velonews
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