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
Before we changed our name to the Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, we were called Wheelmen. Today, Wheelmen is the name of our fundraising apparel brand. Check out this video clip from CTV news, where Ryder & co surprise a Wheelmen donor with an impromptu birthday bike ride!
Long before Ryder Hesjedal became Hero of the Giro by winning the 21-day Giro d’Italia, another Victoria cyclist thrilled the sporting world. His parents named him William John but in the 1930s the world knew him as Torchy. Early in his racing career, a reporter wrote “a flame-haired youth led the pack like a torch.”