Hesjedal leaps up classification with Tour's Tourmalet ride

Ryder Hesjedal and Chris Horner, Tour de France 2010 stage 17

Ryder Hesjedal made his own history on the Col du Tourmalet today, 100 years after the Tour de France first introduced the pass. His ride through the rain, cold and mist was enough to see him jump up the classification, ready to be the best-placed Canadian since Steve Bauer's fourth in 1988

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