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Old 05-27-12, 07:19 PM   #1
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I must admit that I am a proud Canadian! (Giro spoilers)

Had a tear or two in my eye today after Ryder Hesjedal rode an inspired time trial to win the Giro. He was a great mountain bike racer, and obviously is now a great GC rider in the Grand Tours.
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Old 05-27-12, 07:21 PM   #2
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Whoa. Next time put a spoiler alert
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Old 05-27-12, 07:40 PM   #3
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Had a tear or two in my eye today after Ryder Hesjedal rode an inspired time trial to win the Giro. He was a great mountain bike racer, and obviously is now a great GC rider in the Grand Tours.
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He rode an excellent race .
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Old 05-27-12, 07:42 PM   #4
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This was a really fun Giro to watch, even at 5:30 A.M. It was competitive from the get-go and was as wide-open as can be up to the last day. Great win for Ryder.
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Old 05-27-12, 07:42 PM   #5
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Whoa. Next time put a spoiler alert
+1, the groan you just heard was the members that clicked and had their race results ruined. Not everyone got to watch the A.M. or the afternoon broadcast.

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Old 05-27-12, 07:42 PM   #6
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I'm probably biased but that was the best tour I've ever watched. Lots of suspense and nothing decided until the final ride. Fantastic day!
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Old 05-27-12, 09:31 PM   #7
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With no American on the podium, my self-esteem is crushed. Seriously though, it was a blast to enjoy for three weeks with a good outcome.

I must admit that the mountain stages were a bit less dramatic than I had hoped for.
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Old 05-27-12, 10:40 PM   #8
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Great day for Canada and cycling!
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You have every right to be Proud- he earned that win and deserved it. I saw the TT on TV and no shocks- no crashes so he did not win by default.

And thanks for the spoiler alert in the heading- If anyone was following the giro- they were given warning.
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Machka stayed up to the very early morning to watch it, and was a very proud Canadian when she came to bed.
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Old 05-28-12, 05:46 AM   #11
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Very intense, really fun to watch and a great result.
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Warms my heart to see a Mountain Biker win a Grand Tour!
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Old 05-29-12, 08:28 AM   #13
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Well done Ryder! I am continually amazed the elite pros can push their bodies while on the edge of exhaustion day after day. The tactics and overall strategies are of interest but the sheer physicality of the sport is almost miraculous.
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Old 05-29-12, 10:11 AM   #14
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You have every right to be proud. A great ride by a great guy!

I had a tear in my eye for Cav - beaten by one point, but at least he finished the race in true World champ style.
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Old 05-29-12, 11:22 AM   #15
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And thanks for the spoiler alert in the heading- If anyone was following the giro- they were given warning.
Because there was more than one Canadian in the running for the GC? Or were we supposed to think there would be Canadian pride if Ryder didn't win? That they are so nice this could have been for second? Sorry, but the thread title is in fact a spoiler.
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Only saw the opening prologue on the bar TV,
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Not sure spoiler alert is still enough. One could piece together Canadian/spoiler alert. Kinda gives it away....to those that follow such. I rarely watch biking events and couldn't tell Canadian dude from Adam. I will watch the Tour de France however but mainly for the scenery shots and the commentary. Even though I bike I don't really following biking. Might know 10 pro bikers total and that might still be a stretch .
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