Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian rider to win a grand tour when he finished 47 seconds ahead of overnight leader Joaquim Rodriquez (Katusha) in the final time trial in Milan to claim the Giro d’Italia 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.
Appropriately enough, Hesjedal raced a bike by the Canadian brand Cervélo to move into the Giro’s final pink jersey Sunday.
Cervélo only recently introduced their P5 time trial machine. So recently, in fact, that a portion of the Garmin-Barracuda team rack was still filled with the older P4 models.
The new Magura RT8 hydraulic brakes