Ryder Hesjedal put in a solid time trial to stay well within contention of the overall as the race heads towards the first rest day on Monday.
Rain played a factor on today’s stage but fortunately all argyle stayed safe and Ryder Hesjedal kept his GC position.
It was a chaotic finish to the first stage but all argyle are accounted for and ready for the team time trial on stage 2!
Photos from the Giro d’Italia team presentation featuring defending champion Ryder Hesjedal.
It was a rough day for everyone at Milan-San Remo, with heavy snow forcing the organizers to cut-out a chunk of the race. Alex Howes finally thawed out and sent this report. Oh man, what a day! Absolutely abysmal weather today. We raced the first 117km then jumped in the bus and drove over the [...]
Today is a historic day for Garmin-Barracuda team managed by Slipstream Sports, LLC, as Ryder Hesjedal won the General Classification of the Giro d’Italia — the first Grand Tour victory for the team started by Jonathan Vaughters.
Ryder Hesjedal showed just what he is capable of on the first true mountain stage of the Giro d’Italia. As the race moved north towards the Swiss border the high mountains finally came into play in this year’s race, and the true contenders came to the top. But it was Hesjedal who proved to be [...]
Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to wear the Giro d’Italia Maglia Rosa today when the team put in an enormous effort to place him on the door step in the uphill finale. Five argyle jumped to the front of the peloton with less than 40km to go to start chasing down the breakaway before [...]
It was another amazing team time trial for the boys in argyle, taking the win on the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia and earning the race leader’s maglia rosa for Ramunas Navardauskas. Director of Competition Allan Peiper sent this report. After some good results during the hilly classics and second in the GC at [...]
The longest and hardest stage race on the Women’s calendar is the ten-day Giro Donne. Second place on GC and a stage win for Emma Pooley made it a good result for our women’s team. Sharon Laws reflects on the biggest race of the women’s season. Iris Slappendal, Noemi Cantele, Sharon Laws, Lucy Martin, Jessie [...]
Emma Pooley takes second place overall Emma Pooley fighting it out with Marianne Vos More photos from the Giro Donne:
Race report from Theo Maucher: It was a short but demanding stage. Emma tried everything to drop Vos from her wheel. Noemi and the other four prepared the attacks. The whole bunch was dropped but Vos. A great victory after a lot of great team work. Tomorrow again is an uphill finish wıth steeper sections [...]
Race report from Theo Maucher: Today was the first of three demanding climbing stages with the famous Mortirolo. After 15km a group of 12 riders left the peloton including Garmin-Cervélo’s Carla Ryan. The group got a maximum advantage of 7 min, with 4:30min left at the begin of the Mortirolo climb. Carla Ryan did a [...]
Sharon Laws is part of our team for the Giro Donne, the Grand Tour for women’s racing. She sent this diary of the team’s scouting of the race. The Giro Donne is the most prestigious women’s stage race of the year and runs from the first to the tenth of July taking in many of [...]
Race report from Dan Martin: It was a strange day actually — I didn’t feel too great and then we only did 30km in the first hour of the race, Italian style just riding along chatting. But when the race started it really did. Pete and I were in a number of breaks but Tom [...]
Garmin-Cervélo’s grand tour rookie Peter Stetina confirmed his potential by fighting right to the end in Saturday’s epic climbing stage over the Finestre pass to finish 19th on the stage and climb to 22nd overall. Christophe Le-Mével defended his 15th place overall in the Giro’s parting shot in the mountains. Vasily Kiryenka won out of [...]
Christophe Le-Mével climbed into 15th overall in Friday’s rainy mountain stage as just two days remain in the Giro d’Italia. Le-Mével crossed the line 30th at 2:20 behind stage-winner Paolo Tiralongo in the 209km 19th stage from Bergamo to Macugnaga and slotted into 15th overall, now at 23:25 behind leader Alberto Contador. “The fatigue of [...]
Garmin-Cervélo survived Thursday’s short but fast 151km 18th stage at the Giro d’Italia to push one day closer to Milan, where the 2011 Giro ends on Sunday. Garmin-Cervélo tried to put a man into the day’s main breakaway, but the attacks were reeled in one after another as teams and riders vied to make a [...]