Giro d'Italia, Recapping the Recaps

Here we go with a recap of the recaps floating around the interwebs. It really was a stunning race this year.

Winner has his article up on the moment the race was won.

Three weeks and 3,500km make it hard to pick one moment. But when Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) attacked on Stage 14 from Cherasco to Cervinia he rode away and took 26 seconds from Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha). In simple arithmetic this gave him the advantage to win today but crucially he showed he was able to attack the others in the mountains and take time. This was the moment he won the Giro. has a report up here.

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) became the first Canadian rider to win a grand tour when he finished 47 seconds ahead of overnight leader Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) in the final time trial in Milan to claim the Giro d’Italia title by a mere 16 seconds. Hesjedal finished sixth in the 28.2km Milan test, which was won by Marco Pinotti (BMC Racing), ahead of Sky’s Geraint Thomas and RadioShack’s Jesse Sergent. has a good break down of the ITT times.

Two minute gaps between them, Thomas De Gendt told the TV that his legs were still sore from yesterday and that the course is fast and technical and “he hopes he doesn’t crash!”

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