Hesjedal ascended into cycling history becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour with his victory at the 2012 Giro d’Italia. Ryder “Weight-of-a-Nation” Hesjedal first showed himself to be a Grand Tour contender in the 2010 Tour de France. After Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda team leader Christian Vande Velde was forced out of the Tour by an early crash, the 31-year-old Canadian rose to the challenge in the general classification, claiming seventh overall. In 2012, Hesjedal was Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda’s team leader in the Tour de France, and also represented Canada as a rider in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Check back for more news of Hesjedal’s adventures on the road.