Illness forces 2012 champion Ryder Hesjedal to abandon Giro d'Italia

Ryder Hesjedal abandons the Giro d'Italia on stage 14 with reported stomach problems, leaving Trek-Segafredo with six riders

Ryder Hesjedal made his WorldTour debut for new team Trek-Segafredo.

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With a number of riders calling it a day on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia, former champion Ryder Hesjedal was among the most high profile to abandon.

The queen stage took its toll on the Canadian, who abandoned with around 80km to go with reported stomach problems.

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