Ryder Hesjedal: In the news

Ryder Hesjedal and trophy, Giro d'Italia 2012, stage 21

Forget winning a Grand Tour. Simply finishing one used to be Ryder Hesjedal's big challenge. At his first Giro d'Italia in 2005, he made it two weeks. On the day that then-teammate Paolo Savoldelli took the leader's jersey, the Canadian abandoned.

"It was a struggle every day. I wanted to be in the race and do something to help the team, but it was just survival. Huge, huge mountains..." he trailed off to sister magazine Cycle Sport in January last year.

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