Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Tour looms

New team colours, new beard, same guy

Okay, it's not July and the Tour de France quite yet, but I recently upped my cable package (when I should be cutting the cord, no doubt) to get coverage of the Giro d'Italia.

And our Canadian boy Ryder Hesjedal, Giro champion in 2012, is coming through for me.  Yesterday he "animated the queen stage of the Giro d’Italia from start to finish" (it was the "queen" stage of 21 because generally accepted as the most demanding, the one where cycling prowess was most thoroughly tested). Though he got caught by a small group of the race leaders near the end, he held on close and ended up sixth on the day. Hesjedal now stands tenth overall, having moved up ten places in the last several days.

'Course you won't hear or read much of this in Canadian sports media (except his home town paper, bravo).  Hence this public service!
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