Ryder Hesjedal

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 18: How Girona became a pro cycling Mecca

Professional cycling is a fully international sport with countless nationalities of riders members of the WorldTour and Pro Continental ranks. However clusters of riders are centred in various locations, including Monaco, Andorra, Lucca, and Colorado. One of the biggest hotbeds is in the small Spanish city of Girona, an hour northeast of Barcelona. Over 120 …

Retirement, results and regrets: Ryder Hesjedal looks back as his career ends

Ryder Hesjedal exits his apartment beside Girona’s Onyar river, walks a few metres and props his bike close to the outdoor tables of the Duran café. It’s been his local for many years and he is on first-name terms with the staff. Coffee ordered and recorder on, he sits and begins a 40-minute chat looking …

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Daily News Digest

Good morning, Happy New Year, and welcome to the first edition of the CT Daily News Digest for 2016. In today’s edition we’ve got the latest news from the world of road cycling plus a collection of links to stories that you might have missed over the Christmas-New Year break. Have a great day and …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Caleb Ewan takes maiden Grand Tour victory on stage five of Vuelta a España; Rachel Neylan wins Trophee d’Or Feminin overall as Loren Rowney claims final stage; Matteo Trentin claims stage 2 of the Tour du Poitou Charentes; Mads Würtz wins stage 4 of the …

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Hesjedal inks deal to race for Trek Factory Racing in 2016; former Giro champion leaves Cannondale-Garmin

In what is an unexpected move for the rider, Trek Factory Racing have announced that 2012 Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal will join the team in 2016. The transfer brings to an end a long period racing for the Slipstream setup, currently titled Cannondale-Garmin. The Canadian rider was with that squad since 2008 and took …

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Vaughters on Cannondale-Garmin’s Tour approach: “Mix it up a bit, throw in some crazy tactics”

Heading towards the Tour de France with three strong riders likely to share top billing, Cannondale-Garmin’s CEO Jonathan Vaughters has promised an aggressive approach, with the American team looking to shake up the more controlled tactics favoured by the big GC teams. Cannondale-Garmin has employed such a strategy in the past, most notably on stage …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals; Tom Boonen claims stage 2 of the Belgium Tour, Brändle maintains his overall lead; Alexander Kristoff takes back-to-back wins at the Tour des Fjords; Neil van der Ploeg wins Tour …

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Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals

Philippe Gilbert became the third rider to double up on stage wins in this year’s Giro d’Italia on Thursday, attacking a breakaway group and the soloing in to the finish at Verbania well clear of his former companions. The BMC Racing Team rider had plenty of time to savour the success, beginning his celebrations over …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Landa soloes to second mountain stage win on Giro d’Italia’s 16th stage as Aru fades; Contador refrains from criticising Astana’s attack after he suffers puncture; Landa declines to speculate on whether he should have been Astana leader all along; Savio: ‘Ochowicz missed a good opportunity to keep his mouth shut’; …

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Heinrich Haussler wins elite men’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals; Peta Mullens wins elite women’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals; Miles Scotson does U23 men’s time trial and road race double; Joe Cooper leads Avanti 1-2-3 in New Zealand National Road …

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