Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal is recovering from a respiratory tract infection that forced him to pull out of the Giro d'Italia. Hesjedal's Garmin-Sharp team revealed Tuesday that the Victoria native developed an upper respiratory tract infection during the race, which he won in 2012. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Benat Intxausti of Spain won the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, and favourite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race entered the final week.Intxausti won in a time of 5 hours, 52 minutes, 48 seconds, along the hilly 238 kilometres (148 miles) from Valloire, France, to Ivrea beating Tanel Kangert and Przemyslaw Niemiec in a final sprint. Full Story.
Braving The Elements
A superb solo ride up the grueling Col du Galibier gave Giovanni Visconti victory in a weather-affected 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday, while favourite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as atrocious weather conditions once again altered the race course. Full Story.