Double First at Giro 2012

Yesterday’s technically demanding 30k Time Trial through the streets of Milan saw a thrilling end to the 2012 Giro d’Italia with a double first result: 31 year old Ryder Hesjedal became the first ever Canadian overall Giro victor and in so doing also gave Team Garmin-Barracuda their first ever Grand Tour win. Although Ryder took sixth place on the day – 1 minute and 9 seconds behind TT Stage winner Marco Pinotti (BMC Racing) – it was more than sufficient to bag the overall win with accumulated time of 91h 39’ 2” with Team Katusha’s Joaquin Rodriguez in second overall with +16 seconds and Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) third on +1’ 39”. Speaking post-race Hesjedal said, ‘I’m very proud and very honoured and humbled by this win. The team was incredible, every guy rode incredible, I am honoured by their effort and all we did here. Thank you to my team, my directors, the whole staff and all of our amazing sponsors, and my beautiful family and friends.’


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