Ryder Hesjedal to retire at the end of the season

Ryder Hesjedal, winner of the 2012 Giro d'Italia, will retire from professional cycling at the end of the 2016 season

Canadian Ruder Hesjedal appears with new team Trek, having switched from Cannondale for 2016

(Image credit: Watson)

Ryder Hesjedal, the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour, is to retire from professional cycling at the end of the 2016 season.

The 35-year-old joined US Postal in 2004, having previously ridden as a professional mountain biker and also for the Rabobank development team. He rode for much of his career with the Garmin team, joining Jonathan Vaughters' squad in 2008 and departing after the 2015 season.

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