Saturday, May 26, 2012

Watch the Giro

There are three Grand Tours in cycling:

The Tour of France (Tour de France)
The Tour of Italy (Giro d'Italia)
The Tour of Spain (Vuelta a Espana)

They are basically the exact same aside from timing and location - three weeks, two rest days, over 3000 kilometers, etc. North Americans have only heard of the French version for some reason, but they all count.

In any case - Ryder Hesjedal (from Victoria, BC) is currently in 2nd place of the Giro.  The second last stage, and the last normal mass start stage, was today.  Final time trial is tomorrow.

You should watch it.  If he wins, this is unprecedented.  

This is Ryder when we were at the Tour de Victoria last year.

2011.05.28 TdV (20)

It may look like he's racing little kids here, but I promise - he let them win on purpose.

If you are TV-less like us, you can stream it here:

(The second "live video" link in the Eurosport category worked for us)

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