Ryder Hesjedal’s victory in the 2012 Giro was a surprise to the cycling world, but not to the Garmin team, who’d planned it in meticulous detail. Here’s the story of how Garmin won their first Grand Tour
Tragedy hit cycling yesterday, with the death of Wouter Weylandt at the Giro d’Italia. The sport, to its credit, dealt with the terrible events with maturity and respect, symbolised by the race leader David Millar.
It’s the ultimate stage racing achievement — winning two Grand Tours in the space of a single season. Cycle Sport takes a look at the exclusive club that includes Eddy Merckx, Alberto Contador and Marco Pantani