Ryder Hesjedal stuns Joaquim Rodríguez to capture Giro d’Italia

 • Hesjedal becomes first Canadian to win a grand tour
• Rodríguez loses pink jersey in final day time trial

Ryder Hesjedal

Ryder Hesjedal on the podium after winning the 95th Giro d’Italia following the final stage time trial in Milan. Photograph: Pier Maulini/EPA

Ryder Hesjedal became Canada’s first grand tour winner as he snatched victory from Joaquim Rodríguez on a dramatic final stage of the Giro d’Italia. Thirty-one seconds behind the Spaniard at the start of the 17.6 mile time-trial around Milan, the Garmin-Barracuda rider won the 21-stage race 16 seconds in credit.

 

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