Recent Road Cycling News
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.
Oakley cyclist Bradley Wiggins has put in too much hard work over the past winter to let a small mechanical problem ruin his performance at the Tour of Romandie. Wiggins overcame an issue with his bike chain at the beginning of the climb at Crans-Montana to ride to the overall victory. Beginning the day nine seconds behind Spanish leader Luis Leon, Wiggins was aided by his Team Sky teammates, led by world champion Mark Cavendish. Finishing Sunday’s final 10.25 mile circuit stage in a time of 28 minutes, 56 seconds, Wiggins was able to secure the overall tour title with a combined time of 18 hours, 5 minutes, 40 seconds.