Ryder Hesjedal life and biography

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Ryder Hesjedal biography

Date of birth : 1980-12-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Victoria, British Columbia
Nationality : Canadian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-07-21
Credited as : Cycling for Phonak Hearing Systems, riding on Tour de France, UCI ProTour

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Ryder Hesjedal, born December 9, 1980 in is a Canadian professional cyclist who currently rides for the Phonak Hearing Systems cycling team.

He is a former mountain biker (having won a silver medal at the 2001 U23 World Mountain Bike Championships) and in 2005 turned professional with the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team after spending several years with the Rabobank amateur team. December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... A professional provides a service in exchange for payment in accordance with established protocols for licensing, ethics, procedures, standards of service and training/certification. ... A cyclist is a person who engages in cycling whether as a sport or rides a bicycle for recreation or transportation. ... Team Phonak in a Team time trial event at the Giro del Mediterraneo. ... A cycling team is a group of cyclists who join a team or are acquired and train together to compete in bicycle races of any kind, whether they are recreational or professional. ... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U.S. Postal Service cycling team. ... The Rabobank team during the 2005 Rund um den Henninger Turm race. ...

A strong climber and time trialist he was selected to the 2005 Giro d'Italia squad with Discovery Channel and helped Paolo Savoldelli win the race, although failing to complete the course himself. After the 2005 season he left Discovery Channel and joined the Swiss team Phonak. With Phonak he proceeded to have his best results yet, having finished fourth in the 2006 Tour of Catalonia and finished second in the 2006 Canadian Time Trial Championship. Later that season he was selected to the 2006 Tour of Spain squad where he was performing very well, however left halfway through the race to concentrate on the World Cycling Championship in Salzburg. However his efforts did not pay off as he achieved only modest results. Due to the financial collapse of the Phonak cycling team he does not yet have an employer for the 2007 cycling season.

PALMARES

2009
* Vuelta a Espana, 1st stage 12
* 2009 Vuelta a Espana, 2nd stage 10
* TTT Tour de France - 2nd Stage #4
* Clasica San Sebastian - 5th
* Tirreno-Adriatico - 7th Stage #4
* Tirreno-Adriatico - 8th overall
* Tour Down Under - 11th overall, 8th stage 5
* Montepaschi Strade Bianche - 10th
* Liege-Bastogne-Liege - 11th
* Tour Down Under - 11th Stage #2
* Overall Tour Down Under - 11th
* Tirreno-Adriatico - 11th Stage #6

2008
* GP Marseillaise, 3rd
* Eroica, 10th
* Tirreno-Adriatico, 8th overall
* Tour de France , 13th stage 20 ITT
* Olympic Time Trial, Beijing, 16th
* Olympic Road Race, Beijing, 56th
* Tour de France, 12th stage 20 time trial, 45th GC
* Giro dÂ’Italia, 17th stage 20 (high mountain stage)
* 2008 Giro dÂ’Italia, TTT, 1st
* Volta a Valencia, 5th stage 3, 9th stage 1

2007
* Tour of California, 10th Overall
* Ist king of the mountains tour de georgia
* 1st Canadian national time trial championships

2006
* Volta a Catalunya, 4th Overall
* Canadian National Time Trial Championships, 2nd

2005
* Canadian National Time Trial Championships, 3rd
* Canadian National Road Race Championships, 4th

2004
* Classica Primavera, 5th Overall
* NORBA Nationals, 1st

2003
* NORBA XC National Championship Series, 1st Overall
* World XC Championships, 2nd
* Canadian National XC Championships, 2nd

2002
* UCI World Cup, Les Gets, 1st
* NORBA STXC National Championship Series, 1st Overall

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