Ryder Hesjedal Abandons Giro d'Italia
Team Garmin-Sharp's defending Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal has withdrawn from this year's Giro d'Italia. Hesjedal has suffered on the bike since stage 8; Team Garmin-Sharp to focus on stage victories, team says.
wanted to honor the race and his team, but the health of our athletes is our priority and with that, we know its time for him to go home and focus on getting healthy again. The team here continues to be very motivated – we proved that on Stage 11 with Ramunas' win – and we will continue to fight for stage wins. There is plenty of racing still to be done and we know we we will animate the rest of the race."
The whole team here at RoadCycling.com is wishing Ryder Hesjedal a speedy recovery and much success in his eventual return to racing.
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