Canadian Ryder Hesjedal wins the Giro d’Italia

First grand tour race win by any Canadian.

While not everyone is into road racing, what Canadian cyclist can’t be happy at the news that a Canadian, Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria, has finally won a grand tour bicycle race. Ryder Hesjedal became Canada’s first grand tour winner taking a come-from-behind win in the last stage over Spaniard Joaquim RodrĂ­guez. Ryder was thirty-one seconds behind the Spaniard at the start of the final time-trial run and wound up 16 seconds ahead after all was said and done.

Congratulations Ryder!

For a very tiny taste of what the cycling world thinks, here are a few articles:
The Guardian
Cycling News

Image from twitter feed of Blacksmith Cycle