Martin and Hesjedal pairing pays dividends at Tour of Beijing

Ryder Hesjedal reprised his role as Dan Martin’s main supporting act on the queen stage of the Tour of Beijing. The Canadian’s stubborn break on the final climb set up Martin to take Garmin-Sharp’s second stage win and meant the team came close to wresting the general classification from BMC Racing’s Philippe Gilbert.

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Sam started as a trainee reporter on daily newspapers in the UK before moving to South Africa where he contributed to national cycling magazine Ride for three years. After moving back to the UK he joined Procycling as a staff writer in November 2010.