Hesjedal ready to take on Tour de France

Ryder Hesjedal, Tour de France 2012

Ryder Hesjedal heads into the Tour de France stronger than he was when he won the Giro d'Italia one month ago. He doesn't say it directly, but his idea is to win the race and become the first double winner since 1998.

Since winning the Giro d'Italia in May, he's been training at his Euro-base in Girona, Spain. As with the Giro, he avoided travelling and previewing the important mountain stages to focus on his training and recovery. Part of that is riding the Rocacorba climb to the northwest of Girona to test his strength. He's faster than ever before.

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