Garmin Barracuda's Hesjedal Back in Pink For Stage 15
On a tough wet stage 14 the first of the Mountain Stages Ryde Hesjedal made a stunning move with 4 km's to go chasing the break away on his own and leaving his GC rivals in his wake. ""I felt good. It felt easy when the guys were setting the tempo," Hesjedal said to TV cameras after finishing. "When some guys started to accelerate a bit, I knew it eased off after 3km, and I figured I'd give it a go and test myself. I wasn't really thinking of anything except putting in an effort and seeing how the other guys did."
The stage went to breakaway rider Andrey Amador. But the real action took place further back as Liquigas set tempo up the climb slowly sheading all but the strongest riders. Hesjedals move was certainly unexpected and for him to leave, climbers of Bassos and (Pink Jersey) wearer Joaquim Rodriguez caliber wanting on the climb was a truely impressive achievment...
Saw the most thrilling stage so far, another cold wet day in the high mountains saw Matteo Rabottini at the front of the race from the 18km mark. And despite falling he held off first the challenge of the Cunego led chase and when they where swallowed up Rodriguez mounted a massive attack catching and passing Matteo in the final few hundred meters, but the Italian held the Spaniards wheel and re-passed him in the sprint, But Rodriguez could be content with knowing he had done enough to grab the leaders pink jersey back from Garmin's Ryder Hesjedal.
There is still a week left who knows how this Giro will end..