Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Some of "The Weight" has Lifted

Ryder Hesjedal celebrates after helping Thor Hushovd win Stage 16 at the Tour de France (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateau to Gap

Ryder Hesjedal had his best day at this year's Tour de France. After a disappointing start getting caught behind at least two large peleton crashes earlier in the tour, Hesjedal has been working doggedly for the team and today briefly led a break away as he crossed the Col de Manse but was caught on the descent by Edvald Boasson Hagen and teammate Thor Hushovd. Probably realizing he didn't have the speed to beat Boasson Hagen and Hushovd, he worked with his fellow Garmin-Cervélo rider, to ensure Hushovd finished atop the podium. A fine day's ride, 161.6 km up the Alps. I couldn't be happier for him. Here's hoping he has a successful last week.

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