Category Archives: 2012

11 Aug
City Unveils New “Ryder” Racks to Honour Hesjedal’s Historic Achievement

Original article posted on City of Victoria website, August 10, 2012 At an event to celebrate and honour the achievements of Giro d’Italia Champion Ryder Hesjedal, Mayor Dean Fortin proclaimed August 10th “Ryder Hesjedal Day” and unveiled specially designed bike racks—pink “Ryder” racks to permanently mark his achievement in and around the city. “These bike racks

10 Aug
Vic News: Athletes’ legacy with community

Originally published August 10, 2012 on www.vicnews.com.  It’s been a tough year for a few of Victoria’s high-profile athletes. After winning the Giro D’Italia and solidifying his place as Canada’s premier cyclist, Ryder Hesjedal crashed out of the Tour de France, and middle-of-the pack outcomes in the Olympic road race and time trial, and no

26 Jul
Straight: Cycling Champion Ryder Hesjedal to receive hero’s welcome in Victoria

By Stephen Thomson, July 26, 2012 – www.straight.com Victoria is planning to welcome back hometown sports hero and Giro d’Italia champion cyclist Ryder Hesjedal – once he’s finished competing at the London Olympics, of course. To celebrate Hesjedal’s historic achievement, a homecoming event hosted by the City of Victoria and Ryder’s Cycling Society of Canada

24 Jul
The Province: Hesjedal helps fund Ramsden’s Olympic dream

By Terry Bell Published July 24, 2012 on blogs.theprovince.com Ryder Hesjedal doesn’t just win bike races and wave the flag … he donates funds to help Canadian athletes like Olympic teammate Denise Ramsden. Ryder Hesjedal’s Giro d’Italia victory in May has turned into a blessing for Olympic cyclist Denise Ramsden of Yellowknife, NWT. Victoria’s Hesjedal, who’ll

02 Jul
Cycling Display in Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

SOFMC Panel: Cycling History of Greater Victoria In 2012, Media One Multimedia donated design time on behalf of RCSC to plan and produce an installation, titled Cycling History of Greater Victoria for the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame. The display contrasts the early bicycle ridden by champion Victoria cyclist Torchy Peden in the 1930s

28 Jun
Autographed pink jersey from Giro d’Italia up for Auction

If you don’t mind a bit of wear and a few champagne marks, Ryder Hesjedal’s pink jersey — the first one ever won by a Canadian in the Giro d’Italia — could be yours. The autographed jersey is for sale on eBay, with all proceeds going to support up-and-coming cyclists in Canada through Ryders Cycling

30 May
The Misfits Take Over Cycling

Garmin team philosophy and the Giro win making headlines in the Wall Street Journal: They began as the oddballs. They oozed a different vibe. Talented but quirky. Free-thinking characters. If the sport of professional bike racing were high school, they were the lovable misfits. They rocked a peculiar look: argyle on spandex. Their boss was