Hesjedal shows no fear on Giro d’Italia Mortirolo stage

Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale-Garmin) was unanimously awarded the most aggressively rider of the massive mountain stage of the Giro d’Italia to Aprica. The Canadian was part of the early breakaway of stage 16, and then went on the attack alone before the Mortirolo, fearlessly tackling the steep climb and then fighting to the finish for sixth place on the day.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.