Recent Road Cycling News
Team Sky’s Mark Cavendish looks to carry over his current success into this year’s Tour de France. The young rider claimed the first general classification victory of his career earlier in June, winning the Ster ZLM Toer on Sunday by eight seconds over Lars Boom (Rabobank).
Coming into the 21st and final stage of the Giro d’Italia, Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal had a mere 31 seconds to make up in order to catch fellow Oakley rider Joaquim Rodriguez for the lead. As they charged into Milan, Italy, Hesjedal proved victorious, overtaking Rodriguez to win by a slim 16-second margin. By finishing sixth in the 28.2km Milan time trial stage, Hesjedal was able to secure the overall title, making him the first Canadian rider to ever win a grand tour.
American road cyclist Kristin Armstrong was out in front from the start of the New Mexico based Tour of Gila. Winning four out of the five total stages of the tour, including the first three, Armstrong blew away the competition, taking the overall title by more than six minutes.